Times' all-Pinellas County football
Offensive Player of the Year
RB Bernard Reedy Jr.
Reedy’s job description this year read: running back/wide receiver/kick returner/defensive back/quarterback. As the county’s most versatile weapon, Reedy made his presence known every time he stepped onto the field, infusing a faltering offense with electricity. His ability to make an optimal gain on limited appearances helped him explode for 1,211 yards rushing, 833 receiving and 1,031 on returns. Most of all he scored, accounting for 36 touchdowns (19 rushing, seven receiving, 10 on returns). Against Countryside, Reedy had one of his best games with 106 yards rushing, 69 receiving and a 96-yard kickoff return for a score to help hand the Cougars their only loss of the regular season.
Fun fact: Football stardom runs in the family. In 2007, Reedy’s sister, Innekia Reedy, was named the Times’ 2007 flag football player of the year after leading Lakewood to the state semifinals.
What’s next: Reedy has already taken a visit to Toledo and plans on making trips to Indiana, Iowa State, Mississippi State and Troy in the next few weeks. He hopes to make a decision by signing day.
Defensive Player of the Year
LB Jeremiah George
For the past few seasons, George’s talent and savvy went unnoticed on a team that struggled to win. But this season his play was hard to ignore. George stood tall by tackling his way to the top, registering more than 150 tackles and scoring twice on defense. He was able to gain mileage with his hits, due in part to the defense being on the field, which gave him frequent opportunities to tackle. But he also had such a nose for the ball, such a feel for the flow of an offense, that he usually finished with a hand, shoulder or helmet on the ball carrier.
Fun fact: George proved to be a versatile player early on. As a star on the Clearwater for Youth Mighty Mites, he came in to kick the winning extra point in a championship game.
What’s next: George has committed to Iowa State, where he’ll play as a linebacker. He plans on signing his letter of intent in February and preparing for his freshman season in college.
Coach of the Year
John Davis, Countryside
He guided a senior-loaded team to perhaps its greatest season by tying the school record for wins (11) and advancing to the Class 5A region final, where the Cougars lost to eventual state champion Plant 24-9. It was the closest game the Panthers played in the postseason until reaching the title game.
QB: Josh Rembert, Sr., Gibbs
Threw for 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns and led Gladiators to first district title.
RB: Alton Taylor, Sr., Countryside
Broke school record with 1,975 rush yards and county record with 31 touchdowns.
RB: Adrian Golden, Sr., Tarpon Springs
Breakaway back had 1,522 yards and 17 scores on the ground.
RB: Edwin McKinney, Sr., Osceola
The go-to guy on a struggling team with 1,400 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns.
FB: Ben Sams, Sr., St. Petersburg
Bruising runner powered his way for 878 yards and 14 TDs.
OL: Tyler Moore, Jr., Countryside
The Nebraska recruit is regarded as one of the best tackles in the country.
OL: Austin Jenquine, Sr., Largo
A smart player who kept the Packers together with steady play.
OL: Clay Paino, Sr., Tarpon Springs
Highest-graded Sponger on the line who paved way for two 1,000-yard backs.
OL: Mark Hansson, Sr., Palm Harbor University
Made a name for himself as Hurricanes’ main guy to run behind for tough yards.
OL: Alex Rodriguez, Sr., Largo
A mauler who is tough in the trenches and a key component in Packers’ run game.
TE: Mike Douglas, Sr., Largo
Kentucky recruit had nearly 200 yards receiving.
WR: Myrick Gwyn, Sr., Largo
Explosive playmaker had 683 receiving yards.
WR: Julian Smith, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic
The Barons’ most reliable target had 598 yards receiving and six touchdowns.
K: William Griswold, Sr., Countryside
Strong, accurate kicker was 8-of-11 on FGs, 49-of-53 on PATs.
Util: Jarvis West, Sr., Gibbs
The Iowa State recruit was one of the county’s most versatile athletes with 10 touchdowns, including two on returns.
KR: Jermiel Douse, Sr., Lakewood
A dangerous playmaker who had four returns for scores.
QB: Jimbo Chmelik, Sr., Countryside
RB: Malik Wilson, Sr., St. Petersburg
RB: D.J. Key, Sr., Largo
RB: Jamaal Wilburn, Sr., East Lake
RB: Darius Daniels, Jr., Tarpon Springs
OL: Matt Groc, Sr., East Lake
OL: Mike Wiszowaty, Sr., Countryside
OL: Brandon Somerville, Sr., Countryside
OL: Mike Barber, Sr., Clearwater
OL: Tyler Sweetland, Jr., St. Petersburg
TE: Pete Terrana, Sr., Northeast
WR: Tyree Green, Boca Ciega
WR: Savvas Damalos, Sr., Tarpon Springs
Util: Chris Culbreth, Sr., Northside Chr.
K: Devon Papandrew, Sr., St. Petersburg
KR: Josh Burch, Sr., Admiral Farragut
DL: Brodrick Lee, Jr., Tarpon Springs
Inside terror led Spongers linemen with 127 tackles and seven sacks.
DL: Dominic James, Sr., St. Petersburg
Speed rusher off the edge had 71 tackles and seven sacks.
DL: Tim Jackson, Sr., Gibbs
After posting one sack in first three games, had 11 in final eight games.
DL: Tyler Walker, Sr., Countryside
He created havoc in the backfield with 71 tackles and seven sacks.
LB: Kostas Vavlas, Sr., Tarpon Springs
The Spongers defensive leader broke school record with 194 tackles.
LB: Xavius Boyd, Sr., Lakewood
One of the county’s fastest defensive players also had a nose for the ball.
LB: Jamone Myrick, Jr., St. Petersburg
A good run stopper who had 86 tackles and two interceptions.
LB: Chad Hill, Sr., East Lake
The Eagles’ top defensive playmaker had 77 tackles and an interception.
DB: Jamarious Boatwright, Sr., Largo
A shutdown cornerback who had 43 tackles and led county with eight interceptions.
DB: Danny Chaisson, Sr., Tarpon Springs
The two-year starter didn’t miss much in the open field with 131 tackles.
DB: Todd Shorter, Sr., Countryside
The Cougars enforcer in the secondary had 39 tackles and six interceptions.
P: Patrick McDonald, Sr., Palm Harbor University
Solid kicker who is equally adept as a punter.
Util: Dondre Davis, Sr., St. Petersburg
He had a knack for finding the ball (four interceptions) and scoring (two returns for scores).
DL: Deonte Jackson, Sr., Lakewood
DL: Bobby Lyons, Sr., East Lake
DL: Dylan Hastie, Sr., East Lake
DL: Alec Petrocelli, Sr., CC Catholic
LB: Dillon Goodell, Sr., Tarpon Springs
LB: Bar’ee Boyd, Sr., Lakewood
LB: Terry Johnson, Jr., Countryside
LB: Warren Witherspoon, Sr., Lakewood
DB: Javaris Little, Sr., Lakewood
DB: Alex Dixon, Jr., Countryside
DB: Darrien Wood, Sr., Tarpon Springs
P: Tony Murphy, Sr., Pinellas Park
Util: Patrick O’Brien, Sr., CC Catholic
Boca Ciega: Shaquille Bradford, Emmerson Clarke, Ransom Cook, Javontae Johnson, Victor Sanchez; Calvary Christian: Jordan Ankrom, Andrew Chen; Canterbury: Micah Madir, Dominique Thornton, Bryce Wilson; Clearwater Central Catholic: Eric Miller, Nick Newton, Greg Rein; Countryside: Jalen Goodloe, Tyler Pierson, Mitch Ronacher; Dixie Hollins: Alex Swatzell, Cedric Williams; Dunedin: Ali Cheaib, Ryan Singer; Gibbs: Gary Gainer, Carlton Green; Indian Rocks Christian: Sean Harvey, Tyler Ostheim; Keswick Christian: Scott Oliver; Lakewood: Aram Wynn; Largo: Juwan Brown, Jason Wine; Northeast: Antonio Aponte, Phillip Moore, Hank White, Answar Wright; Northside Christian: Austin Sheldon; Osceola: Jared Willett; Palm Harbor University: Mike McNeely, Ja’Tyuan Landing; Pinellas Park: Oraian Bentley, Tra Butler, Andy Laughery, Kylieel Robinson; Seminole: Trevor Sand; St. Petersburg: Taylon Culbreth, Cody Pogorelc; St. Petersburg Catholic: Keelyan Bryant, Daniel Cyrwus, Paul Medling, Chris McKay; Shorecrest: Hunter Tremaine; Tarpon Springs: Kevin Donovan, Josiah Fisk, Michael Hill, George Koulianos