While the return of the Florida-Georgia High School All-Star Football Game didn’t end well for Team Florida, the experience of playing in the event was indeed very special.
Even though Team Georgia won the game, 26-10, with two late interception returns for scores, the four days spent by both teams certainly outweighed the outcome.
The return of this special game, played at south Florida’s “Mecca” – Traz Powell Stadium, featured some of the top players in the nation – with several prospects already signed to go to college.
For south Florida area players who competed in the game, it was indeed something special.
With Texas A&M signee Yulkeith Brown Jr., picking up the Offensive MVP for the game, other impressive prospects also had the chance to play in this event that was a showcase of the 80’s, 90’s and into the early 2000’s.
For Team Florida, there were defensive standouts such as: FSU-bound Emile Aime (LB, Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy), Matt Antezana (DL, Miami Gulliver Prep), Kesean Norris-Hayes (DT, Miami Christopher Columbus), FIU signee Demetrius Hill (CB, Miami Springs), Maryland-bound Terrence Lewis (LB, Miami Central), Stefon Young-Rolle, DL, Miami Central and Miami Christopher Columbus linebacker Dustin Viñas.
On offense, there were University of Miami-bound tight end Kahlil Brantley (Miami Northwestern), Fredrick Cage (WR, Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy), USF signee John Cannon (K, Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy), FIU signee Kareem Harden (OL, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan), Tulane singee T.J. Huggins (WR, Miami Killian) and Middle Tennessee State signee Nick Vattiato (QB, Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy).
When the dust had settled, the game awards were handed out:
Yulkeith Brown, WR, Miami Central (Texas A&M)
Neto Okpala, DE, Loganville, Ga. (Austin Peay University)
Cedric Wynn, DB, Lee County