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All-Pinellas County football teams

Offensive Player of the Year

JaQuez Jenkins, Sr., Lakewood

What Jenkins does with the ball in his hands goes beyond scrambling. The quarterback runs like a gifted running back, throws like Peyton Manning and has the winning instincts of Joe Montana. Jenkins put all of his physical gifts together this season, throwing for 1,873 yards and 22 touchdowns and running for 585 and six more TDs. His best performance came against Largo. Trailing 24-6 in the final seven minutes of regulation, Jenkins engineered the county's greatest comeback this season with three scores to help the Spartans win 32-24. It is the only time Largo has lost a regular-season game in the past two seasons.

Fun fact: One of Jenkins' idols is former Boca Ciega star and Times player of the year Terrell Skinner.

What's next: Jenkins is rehabbing after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his knee in the season finale. He has already committed to USF.

Defensive Player of the Year

Mike Marry, Sr., Largo

Whenever the Packers needed a key stop, they counted on Marry. Rated one of the top linebackers in the nation, Marry is blessed with unprecedented range and versatility. More than just a rugged run stopper, he can drop back deep into the secondary on passing downs. He also was at the nerve center of the county's top defense, which posted four shutouts. Using his cat-like quickness, Marry registered 100 tackles, seven sacks and an interception.

Fun fact: This is the second straight year Marry has been voted the Times' defensive player of the year. Last season he had 122 tackles, four sacks and an interception.

What's next: Marry has more than 30 offers and plans to take recruiting trips to Ole Miss and Duke in January.

Second team


QB: Danny Reyes, Sr., Tarpon Springs

RB: Keelyan Bryant, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic

RB: Ethan Englebert, Sr., Indian Rocks Christian

FB: Ben Sams, Jr., St. Petersburg

OL: William Latu, Sr., Gibbs

OL: Ian Autry, Sr., Lakewood

OL: Joe Crews, Sr., Countryside

OL: Ben Wright, Sr., Tarpon Springs

OL: Austin Tottle, Sr., Osceola

TE: Gerard Atkins, Sr., Dixie Hollins

WR: Drew Kier, Sr., Tarpon Springs

WR: Todd Shorter, Jr., Countryside

K: Travis Mullen, Sr., East Lake

Util: Micah Poole, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic


DL: Antonio Talley, Sr., Dunedin

DL: James Worthen, Sr., Dixie Hollins

DL: Derek Wolfinbarger, Sr., Countryside

LB: Vauchard Goodridge, Sr., Lakewood

LB: Marcus Edwards, Sr., Lakewood

LB: Herschel Holmes, Sr., Dixie Hollins

LB: Billy Byrne, Sr., East Lake

DB: Dondre Davis, Jr., St. Petersburg

DB: Torrian Williams, Sr., Dixie Hollins

DB: Renard Rowe, Sr., Osceola

DB: T.J. Herman, Sr., East Lake

KR: Jonny Sitton, Sr., Indian Rocks Christian

P: Pete Kontodiakos, Sr., Countryside

Coach of the Year

Rick Rodriguez, Largo

Despite losing their leading passer, rusher, receiver and sack artist from last year, the Packers went 9-1 in the regular season and made it back to the Class 5A state semifinals. A lot of credit goes to the seventh-year coach, who helped bring the team together.

Honorable mention

Admiral Farragut: A.J. Augustine, Josh Burch; Boca Ciega: Steven Dummerveal, Darrian Skinner; Calvary Christian: Buddy Adzima, Thomas Hooten; Clearwater: Ryan Cheney, Terrance Jackson, Rob Kazanowski; Canterbury: Dominique Thornton; Clearwater Central Catholic: David Coia, Joe Larach, Alec Petrocelli, Chris Taylor, Chase Vaughn, Bobby Zagers; Countryside: Jimbo Chmelik, Blake Johnson, Richard Shockley; Dixie Hollins: Jacob Bellman; Dunedin: Avery Chisolm, Jahron Jackson, Bryan Morris, Kyle Pedretty; East Lake: Phil Trump; Gibbs: Damond Brinson, Jacobie Dandy, Marc Edwards, Gary Gainer, David Washington, Jarvis West; Indian Rocks Christian: Max Heard, Lou Mason; Keswick Christian: Doug Sanson, Jakobi Wheeler; Lakewood: Erik Cuoco, Darryl Evans, Marcus Jackson; Largo: Mike Douglas, Ryan Eppes, Austin Jenquine, Ryan McFarland; Northeast: Jimmy Bush, Steve Marshall, Admir Mujakovic; Northside Christian: Chris Culbreath, Seth Rogers; Palm Harbor University: Joey Kenyon, Mitch Purse; Pinellas Park: Will Smith; Seminole: Mike Gallace, Corey Schomp; Shorecrest: Jack Schroeder, Hunter Trumaine; St. Petersburg: Alec Haynes, Barry Williamson, Malik Wilson; St. Petersburg Catholic: Julian Smith, T.J. Snead; Tarpon Springs: Kyle Ahern, Dre Danapas, Josiah Fisk, Ben Wright

First team


QB Sean Shelton, Sr., Palm Harbor University: Led the Hurricanes to first winning season in school history.

RB Marcel Durham, Sr., Largo: 21 rushing touchdowns, including 11 in the playoffs.

RB Dawrence Roberts, Sr., Countryside: More than 900 yards rushing for the Cougars.

RB Darius Bellamy, Sr., Dunedin: Electrifying back had nearly 1,000 yards rushing.

FB Tim Tisdale, Sr., Northeast: Gained tough yards up the middle for the Vikings.

OL Jon Halapio, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Florida recruit was an immovable object on the line.

OL Alex Rodriguez, Jr., Largo: Packers ran behind him most of the time.

OL Ryan Weitz, Sr., East Lake: Eagles' best lineman was selected to two all-star games.

OL Cameron Lane, Sr., St. Petersburg: Steady starter on an improving line.

OL Matt Khanthalangsky, Sr., Northeast: Cleared the way for Vikings' continued success with Wing-T.

TE Paul Freedman, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic: Virginia recruit led Marauders with 350 receiving yards.

WR Mike Lang, Sr., Largo: More than 900 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.

WR Bobby Vavlas, Sr., Tarpon Springs: Had school record 68 catches and 951 receiving yards.

K Joe Lamoreaux, Jr., Seminole: Had three winning kicks this season.

Utility: Josh Brown, Sr., Dixie Hollins: Iowa recruit had nearly 1,000 total yards.


DL Te'Jay Brown, Sr., St. Petersburg: Colorado State recruit had nine sacks and nearly 90 tackles.

DL Barry Owens, Sr., Palm Harbor University: A terror on the inside who recorded more than 10 sacks.

DL Julius Forte, Sr., Boca Ciega: County's top prospect anchored the line.

LB Sean Holte, Jr., Largo: Hard hitter who had more than 100 tackles.

LB Jon Bryant, Sr., St. Petersburg: Solidified a defense that gave up 82 points in regular season.

LB Stamati Damalos, Sr., Tarpon Springs: 151 tackles, four interceptions and four caused fumbles.

LB Ali Chaeib, Jr., Dunedin: Falcons' playmaker had a nose for the ball and end zone.

DB Juarez Wynn, Sr., Northeast: His skills are coveted by several Division I schools.

DB Miles Toli, Sr., Tarpon Springs: 110 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions.

DB Jason Wine, Jr., Largo: The enforcer in the secondary.

DB Marques Sumbry, Sr., St. Petersburg: A ball hawk with five interceptions.

P Andy Rosetti, Sr., St. Petersburg: Averaged 40 yards per kick.

KR Bernard Reedy, Jr., Lakewood: Big-time threat who accounted for four returns for scores.

All-Pinellas County football teams 12/18/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 6:32pm]
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