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Thu. December 12, 2013 | John C. Cotey | Email

Porter tops state in yards, TDs; McCloud second in rushing

Jefferson's Deiondre Porter led the entire state in total yards and touchowns this year, and Sickles' Ray Ray McCloud III finished among the top rushers according to stats compiled by Petey Thomson as he puts together the all-state football team.

Middleton wide receiver Shug Rhynes and Carrollwood Day's Michael Smith were among the 11 state players that topped 1,000 yards receiving.

Porter, a senior, finished with 4,698 total yards from scrimmage, topping Jacksonville Bishop Kenny quarterback John Wolford by 479 yards. He accounted for 53 touchdowns, one more than Wollford.

Porter had 3,199 passing yards (with 33 touchdowns) and was one of only seven quarterbacks to exceed the 3,000-yard mark. The Dragon star's total is fifth best in Florida. Daniel Parr of Dwyer plays in the state final Friday and is close to 3,000 yards, so a big game could drop Porter down one spot.

Porter also rushed for 1,499 yards. He and Wolford were the only players in the state to go over 4,000 total yards.

This is the second time in four years a Dragon quarterback led the state in total yards and touchdowns. In 2010, Quentin Williams totalled 5,140 yards (4,300 passing, 840 rushing) and 59 touchdowns for the state champion Dragons.

McCloud, the Gryphon junior, was one of eight players in Florida to rush for more than 2,000 yards, finishing second with 2,316 yards. The leader, Danikeei Hollowell of Pensacola Escambia, finished with just 39 more, for a final total of 2,355 yards. But 100 of those came in a bowl game, as Escambia did not make the playoffs.

Rhynes is seventh in the state with 1,213 yards on 38 catches, or 39.1 yards per catch.

Smith is listed at No. 15 after catching 42 balls for 1,017 yards.

3,000 passing yards
(Includes playoff games)
1. Tucker Israel, Jr., Orlando Lake Nona: 3,979 yards, 40 TDs
2. Joey Baker, Sr., Pensacola West Florida: 3,345, 35 (final game not updated)
3. John Wolford, Sr., Jacksonville Bishop Kenny: 3,299, 38
4. Jerrell Antoine, Sr., Orlando Oak Ridge: 3,261, 30
5. Deiondre Porter, Sr., Jefferson: 3,199, 33
6. Caleb Lewis, Jr., Lakeland Victory Christian: 3,024, 28
7. DeAndre Johnson, Jr., Jacksonville First Coast: 3,007, 31
(Note: Daniel Parr of Dwyer goes into state final with 42 TD passes and close to 3,000 passing yards)

2,000 rushing yards
1. Danikeei Hollowell, Sr., Pensacola Escambia: 228 carries, 2,355 yards, 24 TDs (Total includes bowl game)
2. Ray Ray McCloud, Jr., Tampa Sickles: 300, 2,316, 26
3. Quaide Weirmerskirch, Jr., Pace: 359, 2,308, 27
4. Robert Thomas, Sr., Apopka: 2,307, 30 (has state final game to play)
5. Austin Ritchey, Sr., Bell: 256, 2,215, 23
6. Jacques Patrick, Jr., Orlando Timber Creek: 231-2,153-30
7. D.J. Thomas, Sr., Baker: 2,083-30
8. Trevon Bryant, Sr., St Augustine Menendez: 208-2,070-25

1,000 receiving yards
1. Ryan Sousa, Sr., Orlando Lake Nona: 100 receptions, 1,634 yards, 23 TDs
2. Charles Wade, Jr., Jacksonville Bishop Kenny: 69, 1,537, 19
3. Nyqwan Murray, Jr., Orlando Oak Ridge: 85, 1,532, 19
4. Jordan Franks, Sr., Crawfordville Wakulla: 63, 1,357, 14
5. Travis Rudolph, Sr., WPB Cardinal Newman: 63, 1,237, 15
6. Nekari Jones, Sr., Lakeland Victory Christian: 88-1,221-14
7. Shug Rhynes, Sr., Middleton: 38, 1,213, 10
8. Natrell Jamerson, Sr., Ocala Vanguard: 66, 1,171, 11
9. Calvin Ridley, Jr., Coconut Creek Monarch: 48, 1,131, 12
10. Riley Escalle, Sr., Ft Myers Evangelical: 57, 1,060, 13
11. Tyrell Moorer, Jr., Jacksonville Bolles: more than 1,000 going into playoffs (not updated)
12. Emmanuel Little, Sr., Springfield Rutherford: 56, 1,078, 11
13. Dwight Reynolds, Sr., Punta Gorda Charlotte: 1,043, 9
14. Nat Dixon, Sr., Lynn Haven Mosley: 43, 1,032, 9
15. Michael Smith, Jr., Carrollwood Day: 42, 1,017, 10
16. Lawrence Lee, Sr., Pensacola West Florida: surpassed 1,000 in final game (not updated)
17. Khurezze Williams Sr. Lantana Santaluces: 1,006, 11
18. Lashaud Lockwood Sr. St Augustine: 1,000, 15

Total offense
1. Deiondre Porter, Sr., Jefferson: 4,698 yards, 53 touchdowns (3,199 pass, 1,499 rush)
2. John Wolford, Sr., Jacksonville Bishop Kenny: 4,219-52 (3,299 pass, 920 rush)
3. Nick Rittenhouse, Sr., Port St John Space Coast: 3,569-43 (2,533 pass, 1,036 rush)
4. Dallas Davis, Sr., Springfield Rutherford: 3,487-39 (2,420 pass, 1,063 rush)
5. Lamar Jackson, Jr., Boynton Beach: 3,300-42
6. Charlie Kelly, Sr., Tallahassee Rickards: 2,859-36 (2,059 pass, 804 rush)


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