Through The years, the Broward County Athletic Association’s North-South All-Star Game has always been a close contest between some of the best football prospects in the county.
On Thursday night – before a packed house at Nova High School – the two teams once again battled to the end as the South prevailed 14-7.
With an impressive band, quality cheerleaders and fans pouring into Davie, this game did not disappoint, and college coaches and media outlets had an opportunity to see a well-played and competitive game as West Broward Head Coach Brian McCartney (South) and Coral Glades Head Coach Cam Thomas (North) made the practice days pay off.
With Cypress Bay quarterback Ryder Lewin winning the MVP of the game, Stranahan RB Sincere Rodriguez winning Offensive MVP and defensive lineman Justin Tedim winning the MVP for the South defense, the North also had some outstanding performers as well – with Blanche Ely QB Nah’coy Daniels and Fort Lauderdale DE Jaylin Jackson taking home MVP awards.
“This was one of the best all around games we have had,” said BCAA Director of Athletics & Student Activities Shawn Cerra. “Great game, outstanding job by our all-star band and cheerleaders and I am thoroughly impressed with the crowd that came out.”
Prospects searching for college attention had the opportunity to impress and get extra game film.
The winning South team had prospects such as Cypress Bay, who had Lewin and kicker Lucas Bisazza, who participated for both teams, TE Orlando Lima, WR Ormoni Marshall and OL Matt Prigmore; Flanagan WR Tony Anthony; McArthur OL Miguel Baez; Miramar RB Nathaniel Henry and DB Tre Rigby; Nova TE Nick Evans and OL Sam Saint-Fort; South Broward OL Danny Maitien Jr.; Stranahan running back Sincere Rodriguez; West Broward receiver Brandon Armenteros; and Tedim and offensive lineman Roger Reyes from Western.
The North also had plenty of standouts – with MVP Daniels from Blanche Ely and his teammate WR Marcus Williams; Boyd Anderson RB Jaylon Thomas; Cardinal Gibbons punter Christian Silverstein, who played on both sides; Coconut Creek OL Juan Carlos Arocho and Kevone Keana; Coral Glades DE Carlton Boggs Jr.; versatile Coral Springs standout Tyrique Gordon; Deerfield Beach DB Patrick Darelus; Dillard boasted OL Christopher Alexandre and Zxamyir Pellissier, and DB David Law-Mortimer, DB. In addition to Jackson, Fort Lauderdale had WR Patrick Boyd; Monarch standout WR Walter Parrish; Piper DE Joseph Aquino; Pompano Beach WR Lorezo Beggs; Parkland Douglas RB Clayton Cannon Jr. and LB Gabriel Lenamon,
COACHING PLAYED A HUGE PART IN THE GAME
In addition to McCartney, the South squad had fellow West Broward assistants De’Ronzy Lawrence, Sam Smith, Nick Cozzati and Kadeem Goulbourne. South Broward head coach Charles McCrea Jr. and his assistant Matt Burke; South Plantation head coach Colby Erskin and his assistant Ron Jackson, and Nova head coach Kevin Huntley and his assistant Richard Miller Jr.
The North had Thomas and his Coral Glades assistant coaches Phillip Scott, Curtis Shelton and Andres Torres. There were also Coral Springs Charter and Fort Lauderdale head coach Richard Dunbar and his assistants David Martin Sr. and McKinson Souverain.