Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Football breakdown: Pinellas special teams

As the 2009 prep football season approaches, the Times will break down each position in the county. Today we take a look at special teams.

Top returning kickers

1. Devon Papandrew, St. Petersburg: The rising senior was 33 of 35 on extra points and 14 of 17 on field goals last season. He also had 21 touchbacks on kickoffs.

2. William Griswold, Countryside: A three-year starter, Griswold is ranked the No. 1 kicker in the state by prokicker.com after a strong performance during Ray Guy Academy kicking camps this summer.

3. Michael Hill, Tarpon Springs: Ranked the No. 3 kicker in the state by prokicker.com, he had an average kickoff distance of 72 yards at Ray Guy Academy kicking camps.

4. Charles Howe, Largo: He turned into a prolific scorer for the Packers with 49 extra points and 10 field goals last season.

5. Kevin Krueger, St. Petersburg Catholic: As a punter, he averaged more than 40 yards per kick last season. He is expected to score more as a kicker this year.

Top returning kick returners

1. Jarvis West, Gibbs: The elusive, all-purpose player scored on a combined five kickoff and punt returns last season and had three others called back on penalties.

2. Bernard Reedy Jr., Lakewood: The big-play receiver was just as valuable on special teams with four returns for scores.

3. Dondre Davis, St. Petersburg: The defensive back knows what to do when he gets his hands on the ball, with three returns for scores last season.

4. Chris Culbreth, Northside Christian: He scored three times on kick returns in 2008 and had numerous others that set up scores for the Mustangs.

5. Mike Kendricks, Gibbs: He returned two kickoffs for scores last season and combines with West to give the Gladiators the most dangerous kick return tandem in the county.

Football breakdown: Pinellas special teams 08/17/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 17, 2009 10:20pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. After state, academics will trump athletics for King ace Brian Lee

    Baseballpreps

    TAMPA — Brian Lee can still see himself on the pitcher's mound at Venice High School. Four years ago he was a freshman left-handed reliever just trying to keep King's state championship dreams alive.

    Pitcher Brian Lee participates in a practice at King High in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, May 26, 2017.
  2. Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charge in Florida

    Public Safety

    Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on a DUI charge Monday in Jupiter, according to the Palm Beach County sheriff's office.

    Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.
  3. Five cool things to do when it's hot outside

    Outdoors

    Summer is not officially here, but it may as well be. School is out, vacations are coming, and it's time to enjoy the outdoors. Don't buy the argument that summer in Florida is too hot to get outside. There is plenty to do, and we'll prove it. Here are five cool things to do outdoors during another hot summer.

    Rainbow Springs State Park is a registered natural landmark. Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon is one several state parks with natural swimming holes in Florida. (Octavio Jones | Times)
  4. Rays morning after: A lot that went into a marathon win

    Blogs

    Rays manager Kevin Cash had a simple strategy when Fox Sports Sun's Alex Corddry asked him how the team would move on from Sunday's marathon win and get ready to face the Rangers tonight in Texas:

    Kevin Kiermaier of the Rays celebrates as teammate Michael Martinez slides safely into home plate to score a run against the Minnesota Twins during the 14th inning.
  5. Rays journal: Erasmo Ramirez ready to start a day after closing game

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — RHP Erasmo Ramirez was on the mound to finish Sunday's 15-inning marathon win over the Twins and will start tonight's game against the Rangers.

    The Rays’ Erasmo Ramirez throws 12 pitches in the 15th inning against the Twins to earn the save then says after the game that he’s ready to make his scheduled start against the Rangers: “My arm feels good.”