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Local Coaches Fail To Take Advantage of Public vs. Private Game

MIAMI GARDENS – At a time when high school football coaches, athletes and parents are scrambling to grab the attention of colleges and universities to get some financial assistance to play football and get an education, Mario Smith and Tru Sports Foundation once again were doing their part in the process.

On Saturday evening at the Betty T. Ferguson Sports Complex – right down the street from Hard Rock Stadium – dreams were being realized in front of college coaches, media and recruiting services.

The 14th annual Public vs. Private Senior All-Star Game was held as Smith and his hard-working staff assembled players and coaches from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Gainesville, Moore Haven, Pahokee, Connecticut, and Canada to get some last film and showcase their many skills.

The game has become something positive over the past 14 years as a last opportunity to turn heads and get the recognition they deserve for dedicating themselves to the sport and getting a high school degree.

As the Private squad prevailed, 24-6, under the direction of former Avant Garde head coach Tally “The Football Guru” Adams and his staff, the objective on this evening was for the players to get exposure, and those who took part, did just that.

For all the coaches who sent their players, it was a chance for them to put the final touches on a tremendous career. For those schools in south Florida who missed out on this chance to help their players, maybe you will let the seniors know in plenty of time.

Instead of ignoring another opportunity, high school coaches should embrace what Smith and his foundation continue to do. It was truly not a good look that schools and players from so many public and private schools chose to ignore this opportunity, and that is what stings the most.

Instead of focusing on what MVP’s Travis Delancy (Hialeah) and Daniel Audit (TRU Academy) did to help their team win the game, it's sad that we are paying more attention to the fact that so many missed the opportunity.


With the win, the Private team, sprinkled with some Public players on the roster, tied the series at 7-7.

Delancy and FIU signee proved to be quite a one, two combination as they hooked up for a pair of long touchdown passes.

Delancy lofted a beautiful deep ball to a streaking Nelson for a 50-yard score early in the second quarter to stake the Private squad to a 10-0 lead and followed that up with another perfectly thrown deep pass to Nelson for a 48-yard touchdown just 1:24 before halftime to make it 17-0 at the break.

Delancy, who finished the game with 225 passing yards on 12-of-18 passing and three touchdowns, playing for the Private team, was indeed impressive.

“It was a great feeling to just come out here tonight in my last high school football game and just have some fun,” Delancy told the Miami Herald. “A real blessing to be out here and just thank God for giving me the strength, ability and skill to come out here and do what I do best.”

With his Private team up 17-6, Delancy tossed his third touchdown pass of the game to Coconut Creek’s Djauny Dominic on the final play of the third quarter to complete the scoring. Delancy and Nelson were both part of the same Miramar team two years ago, and played on the same 7-on-7 team, so they had a lot of chemistry coming in.


While Delancy was getting it done on offense, TRU Prep defensive end Daniel Audit recorded sacks and another tackle-for-loss.

While Audit takes classes at the school, he is actually from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. One of the many high school football players from the “Great White North” who compete in the Sunshine – with many attending Clearwater Academy International.

Audit is the son of former Pembroke Pines Charter, Central Michigan and Canadian Football League standout Kito Poblah, a Canadian-born player who continues to work in the Winnipeg community in public relations.

“I love blitzing and tonight was the first time I ever played these different positions on defense (defensive end and cornerback) so it was a lot of fun,” Audit pointed out to the Miami Herald. “They just threw me in there wherever I had to be, and I just tried to make some plays. That’s the way it usually happens in these all-star games, playing a few positions you don’t normally play.”


In addition to Delancy and Audit, there were some quality football players who took advantage of the opportunity – such as Homestead South Dade running back Demetrius “Meatball” Williams, who scored from five yards out to make it 17-6 following a blocked extra point with 3:21 left in the third. Williams provided head coach David Simmons and the Public team with most of its offensive finishing with 82 yards rushing.


Michael Abu-Akel, QB, Miami Killian

Jake Aller, P/K, Miami Northwestern

Aidan Aneston, WR/DB

Abdul Anthony, DL/OL, Westland Hialeah

Nashaughn Braynen, OLB, Lake Worth

Terrance Chambers, DT, Miami Booker T. Washington

Amir Collings, QB, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Jayden Dorcely, OL/DL, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Jeremiah Febus, Waterbury Crosby, Connecticut

Mikhail Forrester, WR, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Joseph Frazier, WR, Miami Dr. Krop

Julius Gunder, WR, Miami Dr. Krop

Kristian Hobbs, PK, Miami Central

Jerrell Jordan, DB, Homestead South Dade

Anthony Keen, OLB/SS, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Gary Kendrick, WR/CB, Miami Killian

Dedrick Lee, DE, Hialeah American

Jason Louis, OL, Gainesville PK Yonge

Immanuel Mahoney, RB, Hialeah American

Randy Maldonado, RB, Miami Springs

Jekellah Mitchell, RB/TE, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Kelvin Murray Jr., QB, Miami Edison

Armondo Pavoni, OL, Miami Beach

Kyle Santos, OL, Miami Beach

Julian Snead, WR/CB, Waterbury Career Academy, Connecticut

Daniel Somek, WR/OLB, Miami Beach

George Stubbs, Jr., DL/OL, Hialeah American

Jarkevis Symonnete, Athlete, Miami Carol City

Zamarrian Teel, OL/DL, Moore Haven

Malik Thezan, DE, Miramar

Javorous Thompson, OL/DL, Pahokee

Jeremiah Ulysses, WR/DB


Andrew Abu-Akel, PK, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

Marek Anderson, S, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace

Tykwon Anderson, OL, Miami True North Classical Academy

Jeremiah Belizaire, OLB/FB, North Miami Beach

Max Bissainthe, Athlete, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

Breon Brown, SS/WR, Miami Gardens TRU Prep

Daymeon Casimir, LB, Miami Beach

Keon Daceus, DT, Coconut Creek

Amani Floyd, WR/CB, North Miami Beach

Tyler Gilham, S, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace

Antonio Givens, WR/FS, Miami Gardens TRU Prep

Joe Holness, Athlete, Miami Coral Park

Karl Joseph, RB, North Miami Beach

Connor Lowe, OL/DL, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Gerald Magus, DT, Coconut Creek

Mykel Marshall, DB, Davie Western

Gerald Modest, RB, Miami Booker T. Washington

Eli-Daniel Ogionwo, RB/LB, Miami Gardens TRU Prep

Theophilus Paulk, WR/FS, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

Ashton Perkins, Athlete, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson

Jonathan Pierre, LB/DL, North Miami Beach

Diogo Ponce, DE, Miami Beach

Robert Reddish, WR, Somerset Silver Palms

Markal Roberson, WR, Miami Carol City

Tyrese Simons, SS/RB, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

Joel Tavares, WR, North Miami Beach

Ronald Theodore, OL/DL, Hollywood Avant Garde

Jonathan Zarut, LS, Miami Christopher Columbus


For the past 53 years, we have spent plenty of time on football fields throughout the country. From games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, we remain steadfast to promote all south Florida’s high school football prospects. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein) Instagram (@OurBoyBlu) and Twitter (@larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..