HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Class 6A-District 12 area preview capsules

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New district features Braden River, Charlotte, Palmetto, Port Charlotte and Southeast

BRADEN RIVER PIRATES

COACH: Curt Bradley (8th season, 57-22).

LAST YEAR: 9-3.

DISTRICT: Class 6A-District 12.

HOME FIELD: Pirates Field, 6545 E. State Road 70, Bradenton.

RETURNING PLAYERS

OFFENSE (multiple spread, Eric Sanders, coordinator)

Will Ferguson, C, junior

Robby Goecker, WR, senior

DEFENSE (3-5, Curt Bradley, coordinator)

Andrew BoisD’Enghien, DE, senior

Noah Font, LB, senior

Luke Reeves, LB, senior

Quinn McNulty, DB, senior

Shawn Thompson, DB, senior

Ethan Robb, DL, junior

COACH BRADLEY’S OUTLOOK

“Players change, years change, expectations don’t. We still expect to be up there to compete for district championships and make a run for state championships. We’re expecting to be pretty good.”

PIRATES 2019 SCHEDULE

Aug. 23 — LARGO

Aug. 30 — RIVERVIEW

Sept. 6 — at Manatee

Sept. 13 — CHARLOTTE

Sept. 20 —at St. Petersburg Lakewood

Sept. 27 — at Palmetto

Oct. 4 — at Booker

Oct. 11 — SOUTHEAST

Oct. 18 — OFF

Oct. 25 — at Port Charlotte

Nov. 1 — CLEARWATER INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

 

CHARLOTTE TARPONS

COACH: Binky Waldrop (21st season, 165-69).

LAST YEAR: 9-3.

DISTRICT: Class 6A-District 12.

HOME FIELD: Tarpon Stadium, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda

RETURNING PLAYERS

OFFENSE (spread, Wing-T, Larry Marsh, coordinator)

Ashar Thomas, RB, senior

Jeremiah Harvey, RB, senior

Bryan Columbia, TE, senior

DEFENSE (5-2, Tom Mut, coordinator)

Tai’Viahn Kelly, CB. junior

Malakai Menzer, LB, senior

Eric Haiser, LB, senior

Xavier Finnerty, NG, senior

NEWCOMERS

Josh Busha, QB

Stephen Taylor, OL

Mike Balcomb, G

Mark McGuire G

Ed Sagarese, T

Jacob Clapp, T

Freddie Fletcher, WR

Jamal Warren, CB

Jino Washington, FS

Robert Broderick, DL

Tyler Ameral, K/P

Jake Sheets, LS

Hayden Robertson, DL

Josh Pitts, OLB

Keon Kitchner, LB

Biaggio Fratarelli, DL

Isaac White, RB/LB

COACH WALDROP’S OUTLOOK

“Expectations never change. We’re in a little tougher district. We’ve got to go out and play well every Friday and try to win football games.”

TARPONS 2019 SCHEDULE

Aug. 23 — at DeSoto County

Aug. 30 — FORT MYERS

Sept. 6 — at Fort Myers Riverdale

Sept 13 — at Braden River

Sept. 20 — DAVIE NOVA

Sept. 27 — OFF

Oct. 4 — at Lehigh Acres Lehigh Senior

Oct. 11 — PALMETTO

Oct. 18 — PORT CHARLOTTE

Oct. 25 — at Southeast

Nov. 1 — CAPE CORAL ISLAND COAST

 

PALMETTO TIGERS

COACH: Dave Marino (10th season, 67-37).

LAST YEAR: 8-4.

DISTRICT: Class 6A-District 12.

HOME FIELD: Harllee Stadium, 1200 17th St. W, Palmetto

RETURNING PLAYERS

OFFENSE (tempo run/pass option, Tyler Stoldt, coordinator)

Lee Mathews, OL, senior

Ryan Cotton, OL, senior

Lajontay Wester, WR/QB/KR/PR, senior

Edravian Butler, WR/RB/KR/PR, senior

Kobe Mays WR, senior

Curtis Thomas WR, senior

DEFENSE (4-2-5, Pat Cucci coordinator)

Floyd Dozier DL, junior

Kendall Reynolds DL/LB, senior

Matt Wyatt LB, senior

Daemon Hill DB, senior

Raeqwon Crawford DB, senior

Mike Goff DB, senior

Ellison Bradley DB, senior

Devion Cummings DB, senior

NEWCOMERS

Juliano Shtylla, OL, junior

Kijuan Smith, OL, sophomore

Quintin Zanders OL, junior

LJ Hewitt, DB, junior

Kevion Williams, TE/DE, senior

Quintin Roux, TE/DB, senior

Jacquez Hughes, KR/PR/ATH, junior

COACH MARINO’S OUTLOOK

“The outlook for 2019 is good due to the fact that we have six returning starters on offense all of which have been starting since their sophomore year and eight on defense again having started since their sophomore years.”

TIGERS 2019 SCHEDULE

Aug. 23 — LARGO PINELLAS PARK

Aug. 30 — MANATEE

Sept. 6 — at Riverview

Sept. 13 — at Port Charlotte

Sept. 20 — at Largo

Sept. 27 — BRADEN RIVER

Oct. 4 — OFF

Oct. 11 — at Charlotte

Oct. 18 — at Southeast

Oct. 25 — at Tallahassee Lincoln

Nov. 1 — at St. Petersburg

 

PORT CHARLOTTE PIRATES

COACH: Jordan Ingman (7th season, 52-20).

LAST YEAR: 7-3.

DISTRICT: Class 6A-District 12.

HOME FIELD: Pirates Cove, 18200 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte.

RETURNING PLAYERS

OFFENSE (spread option, Jace Norus, coordinator)

Logan Rodgers, QB, junior

Nicolas Bianconni, H back, senior

Ja’nyrein Washington, RB, senior

Anthony Ferrantino, RB, senior

Bo Guy, RB, senior

Sean Gibbs OL, senior

Ladarius Bowie, OL, junior

Evan Smith, OL, senior

DEFENSE (3-4, Jarret Debus, coordinator)

Devin Hunter, LB, senior

Josh Clearjuste, LB, senior

Aron Wesley, DB, senior

Solomon Luther, DB, senior

Anthony Ferrantino, DB, senior

Noah Ryan, DL, senior

Oakton Logue, DL, sophomore

Dekwan Martin, DL, junior

NEWCOMERS

Jacob Masalinka, DB/WR, senior

Michael Jones, OLB/WR, junior

Abel Marques, OL, junior

Chris Ferrantino, OL, junior

Virgil Luther, DB, junior

COACH JORDAN INGMAN’S OUTLOOK

“We return a lot of players with a tough schedule at hand. The key to our success is always the ability to stay healthy. If we can keep the injury bug away we should be a tough scrappy football team.”

PIRATES 2019 SCHEDULE

Aug. 23 — at Lemon Bay

Aug. 30 — WAUCHULA HARDEE COUNTY

Sept. 6 — at DeSoto County

Sept. 13 — PALMETTO

Sept. 20 — at Sarasota

Sept. 27 — at Southeast

Oct. 4 — CAPE CORAL MARINER

Oct. 11 — OFF

Oct. 18 — at Charlotte

Oct. 25 — BRADEN RIVER

Nov. 1 — at Naples Palmetto Ridge

 

SOUTHEAST SEMINOLES

COACH: Brett Timmons (2nd season, 4-6).

LAST YEAR: 4-6.

DISTRICT: Class 6A-District 12.

HOME FIELD: Paul Maechtle Field at John Kiker Memorial Stadium, 1200 37th Ave. East, Bradenton.

RETURNING PLAYERS

OFFENSE (multiple, Derick Payne, coordinator)

Maleek Huggins, QB, junior

Calvin Clark, WR, junior

Erion Neri, WR, junior

Chauncey Wilson, RB, senior

Tywarren Davis, WR, junior

Galen Washington, WR, junior

DEFENSE (multiple, Shomari Phelps, coordinator)

Damarion Murray, DL, junior

Jordan Taylor, DL, junior

Jordan Greene, LB, junior

Javian McClern, LB, senior

Cam Bartles, DB, senior

Ryan Petitfere, DB, senior

Eli Daniels, DB, junior

Zion Bellamy-Bay, DB, junior

NEWCOMERS

Jashawn Mitchell, OL, junior

Cameron Perkins, DB, freshman

COACH TIMMONS’ OUTLOOK

“A successful season will be defined by reaching the internal goals we have set as a team.”

SEMINOLES 2019 SCHEDULE

Aug. 23 — CLEARWATER COUNTRYSIDE

Aug. 30 — at Booker

Sept. 6 — LEHIGH ACRES LEHIGH SENIOR

Sept. 13 — OFF

Sept. 20 — at Bayshore

Sept. 27 — PORT CHARLOTTE

Oct. 4 — at Sarasota

Oct. 11 — at Braden River

Oct. 18 — PALMETTO

Oct. 25 — CHARLOTTE

Nov. 1 — CARDINAL MOONEY

 

 

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