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South Florida Express Back On Top

It has been said over and over that when the 7-on-7 “craze” began well over a decade ago, Brett Goetz and the South Florida Express were front and center.

Grabbing many south Florida elite prospects, SFE paved the way for what is now one of the most looked forward to time of the off-season – 7-on-7 tournaments.

While SFE led the way for many years, other programs were developed nationally, and of course, locally, with the Florida Fire, Strong Arm and several others sharing many of the elite prospects.

While 7-on-7 has evolved with so many teams within a 60-mile radius, SFE has changed course over the past few years – and instead of waiting for local athletes to make up their mind, or change it, they went out and got talent from all over Florida. Athletes who had heard about the Express and saw them at many tournaments, always wanting to play for them.

“What we did is filled our roster with many local players, but also went around the state to get the best, who really want to play for us,” SFE General Manager Ricky Williams pointed out. “We have had nothing but success with our tournament wins, combining our local players with kids who are also big-time prospects.”

Because they have so many talent on their junior varsity squad, who have also won a number of events, this “train” is going to continue to roll.

What SFE has done so far this off-season is once again turn heads and compete against talented programs from all over the country – and have won their share of events – pushing them one more time toward the top, not only locally and statewide, but nationally a.

Among those offensive standouts SFE runs with include quarterbacks Collin Hurst (Davie Western) and St. Petersburg Lakewood talent Anthony Colandera.

Major 2023 receiver recruits Brandon Inniss (TRU Prep/USchool), Nathaniel “Ray Ray Joseph (Miami Edison), Santana Fleming (Plantation American Heritage) and Edison’s British Mitchell make things very interesting for this team that has used these area young talents to win games.

Also, Miami Northwestern’s Jalen Rogers, speedy Miami Palmetto prospect Mike Jackson, Ocala Vanguard’s Tyrell Randall and Dominic Stephenson (TRU Prep/USchool) add some firepower.

On defense, SFE is stacked with premier Class of 2023 standout secondary performers Cedrick Hawkins (Cocoa) and Florida Christian’s versatile Antonio Robinson.

This deep secondary also includes out of south Florida area players such as Jacksonville Bartram Trail standout Sharif Denson, Elijah Hopkins (Ocala West Port), Emile Sancho (Ocala Vanguard), Izaiah Guy (Ocala Forest) and Jamarrien Burt (Ocala Forest).

Area south Florida defensive secondary prospects include Elijah McCantos (Miami Edison), Dwight Bootle (Miami Palmetto),

Mark-Allen Gay (Miami Palmetto) and Ahmere Foster (Miami Columbus). SFE also boasts nationally-rated 2023 linebacker Jayvant Brown from Deerfield Beach.

For the past 51 years, we have spent time going from games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events. We will remain steadfast to promote all south Florida’s high school football prospects. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein- SFHSports) and Twitter (@SFHSSports - @larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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