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High school football leaders for Tampa Bay, Week 8

The standouts on offense and defense from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.
Cambridge Christian's Justice Williams is among the Tampa Bay leaders in sacks this season with 9.5. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Published Oct. 17

A look at the area leaders after eight weeks of football. Stats compiled from MaxPreps:

Passing yards

1,875 Tre Simmons, Jefferson (23 TDs, 3 INTs)

1,683 Tony Bartalo, Gaither (26 TDs, 3 INTs)

1,642 Rent Montie, Clearwater (14 TDs, 6 INTs)

1,475 Kamrhen Simpkins, Countryside (13 TDs, 9 INTs)

1,429 Matt Trotto, East Lake (15 TDs, 4 INTs)

1,378 Ezra Brennan, Mitchell (19 TDs, 2 INTs)

1,322 Harold Cook, Calvary Christian (14 TDs, 5 INTs)

1,299 Luca Stanzani, Clearwater Academy (13 TDs, 2 INTs)

1,283 Makenzie Kennedy, Plant City (12 TDs, 11 INTs)

1,265 Rocco Becht, Wiregrass Ranch (15 TDs, 4 INTs)

1,208 David Wright, Tampa Bay Tech (12 TDs, 3 INTs)

1,078 Fernando Monroe, Dixie Hollins (12 TDs, 8 INTs)

1,072 Quaid Gardner, Northside Christian (12 TDs, 5 INTs)

1,071 Stazion Gage, Riverview (8 TDs, 3 INTs)

1,081 Haden Carlson, Steinbrenner (18 TDs, 1 INT)


1,571 Contae Cason, Central (20 TDs)

1,152 Tino Hunt, Lennard (11 TDs)

1,100 Jordan Niles, Clearwater Central Catholic (14 TDs)

1,082 Lawrance Toafili, Pinellas Park (12 TDs)

1,063 Tre’quan Hilton, Northside Christian (14 TDs)

992 Tyler Williams, Mitchell (15 TDs)

969 Jason Albritton, Newsome (10 TDs)

888 Tyler Davis, Zephyrhills Christian (9 TDs)

878 Tilon Thompson, Keswick Christian (13 TDs)

877 Chris Phillips, Boca Ciega (12 TDs)

817 Zyree Roundtree, Zephyrhills (10 TDs)

787 Anthony Alexis, Springstead (7 TDs)

763 Justin Stubbs, Seffner Christian (10 TDs)

748 Kai Martin, Calvary Christian (7 TDs)

722 River Wood, Dixie Hollins (8 TDs)


727 Keedrik Murray, Clearwater (7 TDs)

710 Jamari Gassett, Jefferson (7 TDs)

661 Richie Ilarraza, Calvary Christian (7 TDs)

639 Dedric Hall, Nature Coast (3 TDs)

632 Mario Williams, Plant City (7 TDs)

568 Jack Miller, Bishop McLaughlin (3 TDs)

550 Gavin Martinez, Cambridge Christian (4 TDs)

543 Marcellus Crutchfield, Tampa Catholic (3 TDs)

531 Preston Snider, Cambridge Christian (7 TDs)

523 Brian James, Northside Christian (5 TDs)

520 Keith Walker, Wiregrass Ranch (8 TDs)

518 Garion Young, Dixie Hollins (9 TDs)

506 Rayshaun Williams, East Lake (8 TDs)

502 Drelin Pittman, Gaither (9 TDs)

496 Ajou Ajou, Clearwater Academy (5 TDs)


98 Anthony Houston, Nature Coast

97 Michyl Shaw, Nature Coast

96 Jaxson Morris, Nature Coast

90 Jayion McCluster, Largo

84 Matt Sattinger, Countryside

82 Fabreyon Burnett, Nature Coast

81 Jarves Scruggs, Pinellas Park

81 Malik Jones, Zephyrhills Christian

80 DJ Kellman, Riverview

79 Tilon Thompson, Keswick Christian

79 Melvin Rivera, Fivay

78 Dylan Rosiek, East Lake

78 Isaiah Doby, Riverview

76 Brenden Maddox, Wesley Chapel

75 AJ Mathis, Largo


13 Malik Jones, Zephyrhills Christian

11 James Moore, Riverview

11 Cortez McKenzie, Lakewood

10 Jerzhan Newton, Clearwater Central Catholic

9.5 Justice Williams, Cambridge Christian

8.5 Edwouens Marcelin, Wharton

8.5 Dylan Nichols, River Ridge

8 Kamau Adams-Walker, Boca Ciega

8 Rondane Hylton, Boca Ciega

8 EJ Perry, Armwood

7.5 Tim Williams, Clearwater

7 Ykeim Sanon, Blake

7 Michael Trigg, Seffner Christian

7 Channing Ratclife-Campbell, Armwood

6.5 Jamarion Neal, Bloomingdale


6 Levi McAffee, Robinson

6 Devin White, Riverview

6 Cody Willoughby, Pinellas Park

5 Cole Castro, River Ridge

4 Kevin Osborn, Newsome

4 Jaylin Thomas, Zephyrhills

4 Dougie Blanton, Hudson

4 Demarhi Pettaway, Tampa Bay Tech

4 Dedric Hall, Nature Coast

3 Stephen Tshishimbi, Clearwater Academy

3 Zuri Watson, Pinellas Park

3 Jaylen Martin, Chamberlain

3 Tre Gallimore, Zephyrhills

3 Nik Fairbank, Mitchell

3 Noah Midthun, Mitchell

3 Lance Miller, Dunedin

3 Justin Stubbs, Seffner Christian

3 Keontae Brown, Hillsborough

3 Daveon Crouch, Wharton

4 Kevin Osborn, Newsome

3 Brad Seale, Clearwater Central Catholic

3 Matt Durrance, Steinbrenner

3 Cole Castro, River Ridge

3 Jalin Miller, Dixie Hollins

3 Gaetan Louissaint, Tampa Catholic

3 Gavin Martinez, Cambridge Christian

3 Ricky Hall, Anclote

3 Devan Belcher, Newsome

3 Max Melcher, Keswick Christian


  1. Seffner Christian's Michael Trigg is tied for the state lead in receiving touchdowns with 15, while his overall yards (1,054) rank among the top 10. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
    The two-sport star, who led the Crusaders to the state final in boys hoops, is trying to do the same in football.
  2. On a team full of playmakers, TJ Tampa makes the most of his limited time in the spotlight, averaging 20 yards per catch. He has 25 receptions for 501 yards and nine touchdowns. DIRK SHADD  |  Times
    When you boast the receiving, and basketball, skills that this Iowa State commit does, fitting in isn’t really an issue.
  3. Tampa Catholic coach Jeris McIntyre has the Crusaders heading in the right direction, which includes an appearance in a Class 4A region final against Lakewood on Friday night. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    The Crusaders, who have reached the region finals, are certainly practicing what coach Jeris McIntyre preaches.
  4. Lake Wales running back Johnny Richardson races away from Sebring defender Ethan McMillan during a Class 5A region playoff game in Lake Wales on Nov. 8. PIERRE DUCHARME  |  The Ledger
    Armwood, Gaither and Jesuit may have their hands full on Friday night.
  5. USF placekicker Spencer Shrader (32) watches his missed field goal against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
    The Bulls have expressed support for the Newsome High alumnus since his four missed field goals Saturday.
  6. Tampa Bay Tech's Janiah Barker was among the state's top freshmen last season. Can she lead the Titans to a second straight state title? Times
    We spotlight 26 of the area’s talented players as the 2019-20 season gets underway.
  7. There's no doubt Kobe Knox and Tampa Catholic have one of the toughest boys basketball schedules in the state ... possibly the nation. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    The contenders, like the Tampa Catholic boys and defending state champ Tampa Bay Tech girls, aren’t leaving their fates to just district matchups.
  8. Northside Christian did not have an answer for Seffner Christian receiver Michael Trigg, who burned the Mustangs for five touchdowns in the teams’ Class 2A, Region 3 semifinal. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    Sunday Morning Quarterback: Rematch revenge, prolific offensive outings, road warriors and more from the region semifinals.
  9. High school football teams around Tampa Bay competed in the second round of the playoffs Friday night. Times
    The Warriors take the lead for good with less than four minutes to play in knocking off top-seeded Sarasota Riverview.
  10. Northside Christian did not have an answer for Seffner Christian receiver Michael Trigg, right, during Friday's Class 2A region semifinal. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    The duo accounts for five touchdowns as the Crusaders roll past Northside Christian.