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High school football leaders for Tampa Bay after Week 11

The standouts on offense and defense from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.
In his first season starting as Wiregrass Ranch quarterback, Rocco Becht has thrown for almost 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times]
In his first season starting as Wiregrass Ranch quarterback, Rocco Becht has thrown for almost 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
Published Nov. 8, 2019

A look at the area leaders through the regular season. Stats compiled from MaxPreps:

Passing yards

2,466 Tre Simmons, Jefferson (27 TDs, 3 INTs)

2,081 Rent Montie, Clearwater (23 TDs, 8 INTs)

2,055 Tony Bartalo, Gaither (32 TDs, 6 INTs)

1,985 Matt Trotto, East Lake (23 TDs, 5 INTs)

1,965 Harold Cook, Calvary Christian (23 TDs, 5 INTs)

1,877 Rocco Becht, Wiregrass Ranch (20 TDs, 7 INTs)

1,875 Ezra Brennan, Mitchell (26 TDs, 5 INTs)

1,847 Kamrhen Simpkins, Countryside (16 TDs, 10 INTs)

1,825 David Wright, Tampa Bay Tech (20 TDs, 5 INTs)

1,562 Luca Stanzani, Clearwater Academy (15 TDs, 3 INTs)

1,549 Makenzie Kennedy, Plant City (16 TDs, 13 INTs)

1,549 Haden Carlson, Steinbrenner (26 TDs, 3 INT)

1,477 Greg Spann II, Lakewood (21 TDs, 7 INTs)

1,456 Trenton Hawks, River Ridge (19 TDs, 8 INTs)

1,444 Taffrey Peterman, Boca Ciega (14 TDs, 4 INTs)


1,758 Contae Cason, Central (21 TDs)

1,751 Tre’quan Hilton, Northside Christian (24 TDs)

1,592 Tino Hunt, Lennard (15 TDs)

1,517 Chris Phillips, Boca Ciega (19 TDs)

1,429 Lawrance Toafili, Pinellas Park (19 TDs)

1,414 Jordan Niles, Clearwater Central Catholic (19 TDs)

1,244 Tyler Davis, Zephyrhills Christian (11 TDs)

1,243 Jason Albritton, Newsome (13 TDs)

1,171 Anthony Alexis, Springstead (12 TDs)

1,156 Tyler Williams, Mitchell (19 TDs)

1,111 Anthony Roussos, River Ridge (15 TDs)

1,093 Kai Martin, Calvary Christian (13 TDs)

1,072 Jeremiah Burnett, Jefferson (6 TDs)

1,023 Tilon Thompson, Keswick Christian (15 TDs)

1,005 River Wood, Dixie Hollins (11 TDs)


936 Keedrik Murray, Clearwater (13 TDs)

920 Richie Ilarraza, Calvary Christian (9 TDs)

875 Jamari Gassett, Jefferson (9 TDs)

831 Dedric Hall, Nature Coast (4 TDs)

795 Mario Williams, Plant City (9 TDs)

774 Michael Trigg, Seffner Christian (9 TDs)

744 Keith Walker, Wiregrass Ranch (11 TDs)

701 Marcellus Crutchfield, Tampa Catholic (5 TDs)

695 Rayshaun Williams, East Lake (13 TDs)

658 Garion Young, Dixie Hollins (12 TDs)

644 Shelton Quarles Jr., Calvary Chr. (10 TDs)

617 Preston Snider, Cambridge Christian (8 TDs)

613 Deveon Knighton, Gaither (9 TDs)

610 Gavin Martinez, Cambridge Christian (5 TDs)

605 Desean Henry, St. Petersburg Catholic (6 TDs)


136 Jayion McCluster, Largo

132 Ben Hestorff, Plant

131 Michyl Shaw, Nature Coast

122 Anthony Houston, Nature Coast

119 Jarves Scruggs, Pinellas Park

117 Jaxson Morris, Nature Coast

113 Matt Sattinger, Countryside

112 Melvin Rivera, Fivay

112 Christian Carvajal, Plant

104 Dylan Rosiek, East Lake

101 Malik Jones, Zephyrhills Chr.

100 Brett Gerena, Jesuit

98 Isaiah Doby, Riverview

98 DJ Kellman, Riverview

98 Dylan Ridolph, Wiregrass Ranch


23 Malik Jones, Zephyrhills Christian

13 Ykeim Sanon, Blake

12 Jerzhan Newton, Clearwater Central Catholic

12 Cortez McKenzie, Lakewood

12 EJ Perry, Armwood

11 James Moore, Riverview

11 Michael Trigg, Seffner Christian

10 Michyl Shaw, Nature Coast

10 Justice Williams, Cambridge Christian

10 Kamau Adams-Walker, Boca Ciega

10 Rondane Hylton, Boca Ciega

10 Clyde Pinder Jr., Armwood

10 Dylan Ridolph, Wiregrass Ranch

10 Edwouens Marcelin, Wharton

8.5 Dylan Nichols, River Ridge


10 Cole Castro, River Ridge

8 Devin White, Riverview

7 Jonathan Fairbank, Mitchell

7 Cody Willoughby, Pinellas Park

7 Levi McAffee, Robinson

5 Nic Fairbank, Mitchell

5 Jaylen Martin, Chamberlain

5 Dougie Blanton, Hudson

5 Dezaun Davis, Dixie Hollins

5 Khamari Smith, Mitchell

4 Zuri Watson, Northside Christian

4 Kevin Osborn, Newsome

4 Jaylin Thomas, Zephyrhills

4 Demarhi Pettaway, Tampa Bay Tech

4 Mikal Sanders, Boca Ciega

4 Dedric Hall, Nature Coast

4 Justin Stubbs, Seffner Christian

4 Chendrick Cann, Clearwater

4 Gaetan Louissaint, Tampa Catholic

4 Ryan Cunningham, East Lake

4 Devan Belcher, Newsome

4 Tre Gallimore, Zephyrhills


  1. BJ Graham and Jesuit are already off to a strong start, as was expected of the nation's top high school program. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  2. Newsome Wolves catcher Lydia Castro is dynamic behind the plate and with a bat in her hand. She is also committed to USF. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  3. Elli Black, 11, crosses the finish line in first place in the women's division at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 8K. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  4. There were many standout players for Tampa Catholic on Saturday, including goalkeeper Charlie Gembarowski, who set school records in shutouts (16) and wins (22) with the state semifinal victory. [JOSEPH WEISER  |  Icon SMI via ZUMA Press]
  5. Jesuit, ranked No. 6 in the state and 15th nationally by MaxPreps, will play for their seventh school title next Saturday in DeLand against Pembroke Pines Charter. [JOSEPH WEISER  |  Icon SMI via ZUMA Press]
  6. Shorecrest coach Jason Montoya, seen here in a previous playoff match, was happy with how his team played in Saturday's state semifinal. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  7. Elaine Jeffers, left, and mom Jennifer are all smiles in their pirate and parrot costumes after finishing the 15K and 5K races Saturday morning. Today, both Elaine, 33, and Jennifer, 60, will run their 61st half-marathon. [SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times]
  8. Joe Conrad, at the mere age of 90 in the orange hat, crosses the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K finish line with 30 of his relatives: kids, grandkids and so on. Conrad, who has set several age-group records at races the past few decades, finished in 59 minutes, 28 seconds, but he did, of course, benefit from all the pacers around him. [SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times]
  9. Cambridge Christian runner Reed Legg finishes first (15:29) during Saturday's Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  10. Tampa Bay Tech, still missing star sophomore Janiah Barker, falters in the region final Friday, but if healthy should make another deep playoff run next season. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  11. After its 3-1 victory over Westminster Academy of Fort Lauderdale on Friday, the Shorecrest girls soccer team  will be playing in the program's first state final next week in Deland. [CHUCK FRYE  |  Special to the Times]
  12. Land O' Lakes may have fallen one game short of a state final, but, as coach Jen Craven says: “We have some good kids coming from the local middle school. Looking forward, I don’t see any reason why you won’t see us in the show next year." [JOSEPH WEISER  |  Icon SMI via ZUMA Press]