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Carol City Looking For A Major Turnaround

THE CHIEFS FILE

Head Coach: Dorean James

2021 Record: 3-8

THE SCOOP

There is no getting around the fact that this once powerhouse program has fallen off the past few years.

Alumni and fans have watched the Chiefs lose prospects and attempt to build this program back to being a contender.

Enter Dorean James, who took over last year and tried to start the process of putting the Chiefs back on the map.

Loaded with some quality talent, the job this off-season has been to put in the work and make sure that everyone is buying in to this rebuild.

For a program who has been so used to winning and having a presence in the playoffs, the objective is to get back to the basics and build this into a winner.

While the spring was solid, it’s what is happening during the summer that will determine how 2022 goes. The fans remain supportive but know the feeling of being a winning program and they want that feeling to return to Miami Gardens.

Here is a look at some prospects to keep an eye on:

CLASS OF 2023

Dylan Anderson (DL, 6-4, 280)

Mister Clarke (DB, 6-0, 185)

Aaron Fields (WR, 5-8, 160)

Matthew Ivaldi (QB, 5-11, 185)

Rennie Gittens (RB, 5-11, 185)

Jahem Guillaume (WR/DB, 6-3, 190)

Ernesto Lopez (RB, 5-10, 185)

Branell Mclendon (WR, 6-0, 180)

Tylor Miller (DB, 5-11, 180)

Calvin Parks (LB, 5-10, 185)

Isaiah Plaisir (DL, 6-0, 235)

Markel Roberson (WR, 5-9, 175)

Rickavion Wright (DL, 6-0, 245)

CLASS OF 2024

Taneko Bastian (DE, 5-10, 180)

Tariq Bradley (DB, 5-10, 175)

Quran Burton (DB, 5-9, 170)

Germaine Carter (DL, 6-0, 237)

Amare Lee (Athlete, 5-6, 175)

Edward McClain (WR, 5-9, 160)

Julian Ortiz (LB, 5-8, 175)

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South Florida Class of 2024 Prospect Watch

Throughout the past two months we have been fortunate to get out and see thousands of south Florida athletes - live.

Via games, practices, 7-on-7 events, camps and combines, getting the chance to watch these quality football players from five feet away definitely gives you a major advantage.

While you have to understand that Miami-Dade and Broward are two of the most prospect-rich counties in the nation, getting to evaluate every prospect the right way – and not just watching the same film that everyone can see – is never an easy task.

No matter what class it may be, seeing these athletes up close and personal is the only to really get their true value to a team. We have done it that way for 52 years, and still do it the same way.

While the 2023 class is still being dissected by analysts and college coaches nationally, the 2024 juniors are just starting to receive major attention.

Many of the area players are already being sought after by some of the best colleges and universities in the country – and today we bring you handful of some impressive prospects in that class.

Because we are fortunate to promote prospects year-round, if an athlete doesn’t appear today, they will certainly make their way on to these pages – if they haven’t already.

In addition to the daily coverage, we have promoted over 60 local schools in the two counties, mentioning thousands of players in all classes. That is something that others simply cannot do.

Here is a look at some Class of 2024 athletes we have watched live over the past year:

DEFENSE 

Allen Archie (LB, 5-10, 190, Coconut Creek)

Jeff Bandy (CB, 5-10, 150, Miami Christopher Columbus)

Sawyer Bartelt (LB, 6-0, 210, Homestead South Dade)

Justin Bodford (DL, 6-1, 300, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Clifton Brown (DB, 5-10, 155, Miami Northwestern)

Dylan Calero (LB, 5-10, 220, Miami Gulliver Prep)

Berlin Camfort (S, 5-11, 185, Miami Central)

T.J. Capers (LB, 6-1, 230, Miami Christopher Columbus)

Germaine Carter (DL, 6-0, 237, Miami Carol City)

Carlos Dales Jr. (LB, 6-0, 200, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Jermaine Dallas (S, 6-2, 180, Coconut Creek Monarch)

Bowen Drewes (LB, 6-1, 205, Plantation American Heritage)

Guy Edmond Jr. (CB, 5-10, 175, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Casey Etienne Jr. (S, 6-2, 180, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Dinellson Exume (DL, 6-3, 245, Miami Edison)

Jamorie Flagg (DL, 6-3, 240, Miami Booker T. Washington)

Amani Floyd (DB, 5-10, 175, North Miami Beach)

Corey Gibson (CB, 5-9, 165, Formerly Champagnat Catholic)

Damiel Gill (DE, 6-5, 225, Miami Killian)

Aiden Harris (LB, 6-0, 210, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Jamari Howard (CB, 6-1, 170, Westland Hialeah)

Antoine Jackson (CB, 6-1, 170, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Semaj Jackson (S, 5-9, 170, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Curtis Janvier (CB, 6-0, 175, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

Nathan Jean (CB, 5-9, 155, Davie Western)

Denzel Johnson (OLB, 5-11, 205, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

Jarvis Johnson (OLB, 5-11, 210, Miami Belen Jesuit)

Tomauri Johnson (CB, 6-3, 165, Miami Jackson)

Ricky Joseph (FS, 6-0, 180, Miami Beach)

Leviev Kinlock (Edge, 6-2, 230, Plantation American Heritage)

Earl Kulp (CB, 6-0, 165, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Char’quez Lee (LB, 6-2, 200, Miami LaSalle)

Joshua Lloyd (Edge, 6-1, 220, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Xavier Lucas (S, 6-2, 184, Deerfield Beach)

Tyclean Luman (DE, 6-3, 245, Miami Jackson)

Tycoolill Luman (DL, 6-4, 240, Miami Jackson)

Ryan Mack (S, 5-11, 175, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Gavench Marcelin (DE, 6-3, 220, Miami Belen Jesuit)

Jeremiah Marcelin (Edge, 6-2, 220, Miami Norland)

Willis McGahee IV (Edge/OLB, 6-2, 220, Miami Palmetto)

Hyjah Miller (CB, 6-2, 160, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Dimitry Nicolas (DL, 6-4, 280, Miami Monsignor Pace)

Eduardo Nunez (LB, 6-1, 200, Homestead)

Kalel Pascal (CB, 6-0, 170, Miami Dr. Krop)

Zaquan Patterson (S, 6-1, 185, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

David Pein (DT, 6-0, 275, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Donovan Philord (CB, 5-11, 175, Miami Monsignor Pace) 

Zyon Pressley (CB, 5-10, 160, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Roman Reid (S, 6-2, 200, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Aykenon Rodgers (S, 5-10, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Nick Rodriguez (LB, 6-2, 207, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Daylen Russell (DL, 6-0, 230, Miami Christopher Columbus)

Vince Shavers (LB, 6-0, 205, Miami Monsignor Pace)

Gavin Shepard (DB, 5-9, 170, Miami Monsignors Pace)

Lavaris Stanford (CB, 6-2, 170, Miami LaSalle)

Dylan Stephenson (DE, 6-4, 225, Miami Christopher Columbus)

Kaleb Stewart (LB, 6-1, 195, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

Bryce Stringer (DL, 6-2, 220, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

Larry Tarver Jr. (DB, 5-11, 165, Miami Gardens Tru Prep Academy

Evan Tempro (OLB, 6-4, 215, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy)

Eldreen Terma (LB, 5-11, 185, Miami Edison)

Keith Thompson (LB, 6-0, 220, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Colin Tracey (DB, 5-10, 160, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian)

Jancent Wallace (CB, 5-10 165, Miami Christopher Columbus)

Christopher Williams (DE, 6-1, 210, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Robert Williams (DL, 6-3, 250, Miami Christopher Columbus)

OFFENSE        

Roger Adam III (RB, 6-0, 190, Miami Dr. Krop)

Kael Alexander (QB, 6-4, 185, Miramar)

Khamani Alexander (RB, 6-1, 190 Miami Belen Jesuit)

Tyler Aronson (QB, 6-3, 195, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) 

Cedrick Bailey Jr. (QB, 6-6, 190, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

Jacory Barney (WR, 6-0, 10,7 Miami Palmetto)

Zack Boehly (OL, 6-5, 275, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Mike Brennan (OL, 6-1, 265, Weston Cypress Bay)

Isaac Brown (RB, 5-7, 175, Homestead)

Jackson Campbell (OL, 6-3, 270, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

Deymien Chavarry (OL, 6-3, 255, Davie Western)

Michael Chipless (OL, 6-6, 295, Pembroke Pines Flanagan)

Jabari Dukes (OL, 6-3, 275, Formerly Champagnat Catholic)

Chenellson Exume (OL, 6-3, 240, Miami Edison)

Davion Gause (RB, 5-10, 200, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

A.J. Hairston (QB, 6-3, 217, Coconut Creek Monarch)

Colton Heinrich (TE, 6-4, 220, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Kristian Hobbs (PK, 6-0, 190, Davie Western)

Jordan Jones (RB, 5-7, 165, Miramar)

Malik Kesley (RB, 5-11, 190, Sunrise Piper)

Edward Louis (Slot, 5-7, 160, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Timothy Burroughs-Love (DL, 6-1, 280, Plantation American Heritage)

Jordan Lyle (RB, 6-0, 190, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

James Madison II (WR, 6-3, 190, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Mykel Marshall (RB, 5-11, 175, Weston Cypress Bay)

Lawayne McCoy (WR, 6-0, 170, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy)

Michael Merdinger (QB, 6-3, 195, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Daniel Mincey (OL, 6-4, 290, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Gerald Modest (RB, 6-0, 180, Miami Booker T. Washington)

Luke Moise (OT, 6-3, 300, Miami Central)

Eric Nelson (WR, 6-3, 172, Miramar)

Gabriel Perez (PK, 6-1, 190, Miami Southridge)

Adrian Posse (QB, 6-4, 230, Miami Christopher Columbus)

Javon Reid (WR, 6-0, 185, Miami Palmetto)

Keion Reyes (OL, 6-2, 300, Miami Central)

Chance Robinson (WR, 6-1, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

Jonathan Rodriguez (OL, 6-5, 280, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons)

Claudell Sherman (QB, 5-11, 170, Miami Booker T. Washington)

Isaiah Scott (WR, 5-9, 165, Miami Norland)

Antwan Smith (RB, 6-0, 217, Miami Booker T. Washington)

Glenn Smith II (WR, 5-10, 160, Miami Southridge)

Jeremiah Smith (WR, 6-3, 185, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna)

Marcus Striggles (WR, 5-9, 165, Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Brian Suarez (OL, 6-3, 300, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)

J.T. Tabora (QB, 5-11, 182, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy)

Josh Townsend (QB, 5-10, 205, Homestead) 

Joshisa Trader (WR, 6-1, 175, Miami Central)

Jimmy Williams (OT, 6-5, 280, Plantation American Heritage)

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American Heritage Ready To Challenge Once Again

THE PATRIOTS FILE

Head Coach: Mike Smith

2021 Record: 6-4

THE SCOOP

When the 2021 season was over, the Pat Surtain era came to an end in Plantation.

A program that had won more than its share of games and state championships had fallen off and dropped four games.

Coaches and fans had gotten so used to getting to that state final, dropping four games in one season was simply unheard of.

St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Lucie Treasure Coast, Jacksonville Trinity Christian and Miami Central would come out on top against the Patriots, and while three of them would end up as state champions, there was no consolation prize. Not at this school. Not with a program that had won 90 percent of its games in the past decade.

Enter Mike Smith. A coach who has been through all of this developing and winning – and while Surtain will be missed as he heads off to the Miami Dolphins, Smith is more than ready and capable of guiding this program.

With plenty of talent on hand, here is a look at some of the prospects to keep an eye on this coming season:

CLASS OF 2023

Aiden Arias (LS, 6-0, 170)

Kevin Bingham (DL, 6-0, 280)

Damari Brown (CB, 6-1, 190)

Jadon Brown (OL, 6-3, 300)

Joey Colosi (OC, 6-1, 280)

Korie DeMascola (LB/FB, 6-0, 170)

Jerry Dinkins III (RB, 5-10, 185)

Noah Eugene (DB, 6-0, 180)

Daemon Fagan (DB, 6-2, 180)

Mark Fletcher Jr. (RB, 6-1, 225)

Tobias Floyd (WR, 5-11, 190)

Reggie Foster (RB, 5-10, 195)

Corey Goldsby (DB, 5-10, 175)

Brandon Inniss (WR, 6-0, 185)

Gavin Keller (LB, 5-11, 175)

Victor King (DT, 6-1, 275)

Matthew McMahon (WR, 6-9, 150)

Shamar McNeil (DB, 6-3, 180)

Blake Murphy (QB, 5-11, 175)

Hunter Roberts (DB, 5-11, 170)

Jamarcus Smith (LB/DE, 6-2, 230)

Tyler Sternberg ((OL, 5-11, 250)

Alex Thomas (LB/FB, 5-11)

David Vadala (LB, 5-10, 205)

CLASS OF 2024

Bowen Drewes (LB, 6-1, 200)
Levy Kinlock (DE, 6-2, 235)

Alan Kochav (K/P, 5-10, 175)

Timothy Burroughs-Love (DL/OL, 6-1, 280)

Sherrard Pearce (DB, 5-9, 175)

Jimmy Williams (OT, 6-4, 280)

CLASS OF 2025

Dayen Morouf-Araibi (OL, 6-2, 260)

Dia Bell (QB, 6-0, 175)

Gaber Cline (WR, 6-2, 185)

Ben Diaz (OL, 6-0, 260)

Mekhi Hicks (DB, 5-9, 165)

Freddie King (DL, 6-0, 260)

Byron Louis (RB, 6-0, 190)

Jordan Rich (DB, 5-9, 170)

Judah Stubbs (WR, 5-10, 170)

Xavier Thomas (Athlete, 6-2, 175)

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Monsignor Pace Takes Home USF 7-on-7 Title

TAMPA - There have been a lot of high school football programs that have turned heads this off-season, but head coach Anthony Walker Sr. and his Miami Monsignor Pace Spartans have surprised everyone.

Loaded with plenty of young prospects, poised for the future, the Spartans have met every challenge put in front of them, and everyone is taking notice.

Walker took over this program to get them back on track as one of the top programs in the state. He has been around this school for a number of years, making sure that students were on track.

He has coached and mentored – and along with his son, Anthony Jr., who plays for the Cleveland Browns, has shown how you can balance athletics and academics.

On Saturday, this team that has traveled to several schools, made a major impression at the second University of South Florida Sling & Shoot event that attracted some impressive teams from around the state.

When the event was over, the Spartans stood tall as champions, beating Coach Ryan Schneider and hos Cocoa Tigers in the finals.

Using very few seniors and plenty of underclassmen, Monsignor Pace has inched back on the map as they head toward 2022.

This is a talented and discipline program that believes that what is happening in May, June and July will translate to the regular season.

In addition to the Spartans and Cocoa, other Final Four Teams included Oviedo (Greg Odierno) and 7A state runner up Tampa Bay Tech (Jayson Roberts).

By beating a solid Cocoa team, the Spartans ran a gauntlet that began with Riverview, Seffner Christian, Clearwater and Orlando Dr. Phillips, finishing 4-0, heading into the playoff round as a No. 2 seed.

The tournament was indeed stacked with talent. Teams such as Valrico Bloomingdale, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman, Tampa Gaither, Dover Strawberry Crest, Daytona Beach Mainland, Tampa Leto, Sarasota Riverview, Tampa Sickles, New Port Richey J.W. Mitchell, Orlando Lake Nona, Brooksville Hernando, Palm Bay, Tampa Sickles and Rockledge were competing.

Melbourne Bayside was there. So were Lakeland Lake Gibson, Fort Pierce John Carroll, Orlando Evans, Gibsonton East Bay, Wesley Chapel Wiregrass Ranch, Orlando Olympia, Winter Park, Tampa Carrollwood Day, Naples Baron Collier, Vero Beach, Winter Garden West Orange, Seminole Osceola Fundamental, Clearwater, Zehyrhills, Port Orange Spruce Creek and Fort Myers Bishop Verot.

The defending 6A state champion Tampa Jesuit was on hand. So was the always tough Seffner Armwood, who came in as the No. 1 seed.

The day also included an impressive lineman camp, which attracted hundreds – as far away as Georgia and northern Florida.

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Hialeah Gardens Will Rely On An Experienced Senior Class

THE GLADIATORS FILE

Head Coach: Greg Magner

2021 Record: 5-5

THE SCOOP

Over the decades as a football coach in south Florida, Greg Magner made a lasting impression on so many student/athletes.

One of the coaches who has been around for many, many years, his ability to teach and organize has been something that is overlooked by those who follow the game.

What Magner and his team accomplished last year, during a 5-5 season, was to lay down a foundation – where the senior class would make an impact in 2022.

Taking nothing away from the underclassmen, the core of this football program centers around the Class of 2023.

Ending the year with consecutive wins against Miami Sunset (10-6), Miami Springs (34-27) and Miami Varela (8-6) – coupled with early season victories against Miami Coral Park (22-14) and North Miami Mourning (49-0) – gave this team a great feeling heading into the off-season.

Here is a look at some of those seniors who will be looked upon to give this team experience and leadership:

CLASS OF 2023

Gabriel Camblor (RB/DB, 5-7, 160)

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Ryan Cimino (WR/RB/DB/Kicker/Punter, 5-10, 160)

Marcos Fernandez (QB/RB/LB/KR, 5-10, 175)

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Giovanni Grillo (RB/DB, 5-9, 165)

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Jason Lee (OL/TE/DL/LB, 6-3, 190)  

Gabriel Medina (OL/DL/LB, 6-2, 180)

Seth Rylands (OL/DL, 6-5, 255)

Ismael Seda (RB/DB, 5-10, 155)

Yocany Urrutia (OL/DL, 6-2, 295)

Evin Valdes (RB/LB, 5-7, 170)

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