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NFC: 42 – Jupiter Christian: 13 GAME CALLED DUE TO LIGHTNING
Taylor County: 27 – Lafayette Mayo: 8 FINAL
Madison Co. : 30 – Florida High: 3 FINAL
FAMU High: 6 – West Gadsden: 0 GAME CALLED DUE TO LIGHTNING
Jefferson County: 26 – Franklin County :15 FINAL
Maclay: 34 – Munroe: 0 FINAL#game_3 // Maclay: 34 – Aucilla Christian: 0 FINALE#game_1
Rickards: 16 – Wakulla: 0 FINAL#game_1 // Leon: 14 – Wakulla: 0 FINAL#game_2 // Rickards: 0 – Wakulla: 7 FINAL#game_3
East Gadsden: 19 – Marianna: 7 FINAL game # 1
Liberty: 14- East Gadsden: 0 FINAL game #2
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Aucilla , Munroe and Maclay Jamboree at Maclay 6:00 pm
Liberty , East Gadsden , Marianna Jamboree at Marianna 6:00 pm CST
Leon, Wakulla, Rickards Jamboree at Cox Field 6:00 pm
Franklin vs Jefferson at Jefferson 7:30 pm
Taylor vs Mayo at Mayo 7:30 pm
Florida High vs Madison at Madison 7:30 pm
FAMU vs West Gadsden at West Gadsden 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Jamboree results
Lincoln 14 Chiles 0
Godby 34 Chiles 13
Godby 14 Lincoln 10
Cougars win both halves while Lincoln posts win over Chiles
By Aimee Sachs • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • August 28, 2009
At Thursday night’s jamboree at Gene Cox Stadium, the senior got exactly what he wanted.
In the Cougars’ two halves against Chiles and Lincoln, Johnson racked up at least 155 yards – that’s just the combined yardage of his five touchdowns.
The night started with Lincoln’s 14-0 half against Chiles. After a scoreless first quarter, the Trojans got on the board when senior quarterback Ryan White hooked up with Marcus Wilson for a 50-yard touchdown. The second score came with 2:10 left in regulation on a 52-yard Buck Allen run.
And then Act I of the Lavorrie Johnson Show began with the Cougars’ 34-13 win over the Timberwolves. Johnson broke through with a 57-yard touchdown run 80 seconds into the first quarter. Seven and a half minutes later Johnson put Godby up 14-0 with a 10-yard dash into the end zone.
One minute into the second quarter, Johnson struck yet again with a 22-yard touchdown to put the Cougars up 21-0.
From that point, the Chiles offense began to show signs of life. Jaron Williams put the Timberwolves on the board for the first time at the 9:29 mark in the second quarter on a one-yard run on fourth and goal.
Two minutes later, Godby quarterback Markis Davis connected with Michael Ethridge on a 10-yard touchdown pass for a 27-7 lead. Less than a minute later, sophomore defensive back T.J. Davis scored for Godby on a 22-yard interception return to make it 34-7.
Chiles didn’t give up and made the score 34-14 after sophomore quarterback Tres Penny found Mychal Poole for a 35-yard touchdown.
For the final act, the Trojans emerged back on the field to take on the Cougars. Lincoln struck first on a Carlos Gaston field goal at the 5:55 mark of the first quarter. Godby answered four minutes later on another Johnson rush to make it 7-3. The Trojans regained the lead with 30 seconds left in the first quarter on a 34-yard touchdown from White to Mike Reynolds to make it 10-7. But Johnson scored the go-ahead points when he reeled in a 55-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Dennis Andrews, giving Godby a 14-10 lead that remained for the rest of regulation.
“We did some good things, we did some bad things,” Godby coach Shelton Crews said. “Typical jamboree.”
Photographed By Janine Cofield
By Will Brown • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • August 27, 2009
Chiles linebacker D.J. Price has one of those handshakes that makes you question whether your hand is arthritic. Should he and his defensive cohorts apply that much pressure to offenses this season the Timberwolves may see improvement from a winless 2008.
But, before totaling the victories, Chiles must get through tonight’s jamboree against Lincoln and Godby. First-year head coach Barney Myers is less concerned with the outcome than the type of effort he sees from a team that returns only four starters on both sides of the ball.
“The score is not important (tonight). It’s how hard we play,” Myers said following practice earlier this week. “If we do that, everything else will take care of itself.”
Price agreed with his coach’s frank assessment about the importance of tonight’s jamboree. He chuckled when he said he’s ready to see the results of an offseason of work by hitting someone else besides teammates for a change.
“How hard we play (tonight) is going to make a big decision on how well our season goes,” said Price, the senior middle linebacker who will likely captain the defense this fall.
Price and junior quarterback Bert Givens said they have repeatedly been queried by fellow classmates whether the Timberwolves will win a game this year. Both were confident their team will register some wins this fall.
“I’m expecting (wins) because I think we’re going to shock a lot of people, said Givens. “We’re bigger faster and stronger than last year and have worked our butts off since January.”
On both sides of the football, Myers hopes to see some progress from the spring jamboree. Specifically for an offense that averaged 6.2 points per game last year Myers is looking for fewer penalties and blown assignments.
Madison County High School Mascot: Cowboys
Class 2A District 1
2008 Record 9-0
Head Coach: Frankie Carroll
Team 2009 Outlook: One of the states perennial power-house programs looks to be in a re-building year. This fact, however, didn’t seem to affect the voters decision though. Madison is still Madison. In most folks eyes, one should never underestimate them. This is one of the youngest teams that the Cowboys have had in recent years. The lost of FSU signees RB Chris Thompson and DT Jacobi McDaniel didn’t leave the cupboard completely bare. The offense will be lead by Juniors QB Kelvin Singletary and RB Marterius McDaniel (younger brother Of Jacobi McDaniel). On defense, Juniors LB Charles Phillips and LB Coydrick Williams along with senior DB Will Turner will be poised to keep the winning tradition going.
Strengths: Experienced coaching staff
Weakness: Youth on offense and defense
Players to Watch: CB Justin Hampton, CB Will Turner, TE John Sirmon , OL Tomas Bellamy, QB Kelvin Singletary, FB Dantonio Denson, LB Charles Phillips, LB Coydrick Williams, DB Jermaine Hart, RB Marterius McDaniel, OL Ladonte Gibson
Florida State University High School Mascot: Seminoles
Class 2B District 2
2008 Record 9-1
Head Coach: Jarrod Hickman
Team 2009 Outlook: The ‘Noles are have been a consistent 2b stalwart force in the playoffs, and it shouldn’t be any different this season. The voters really thought highly of this team. With one of the states best kickers in Chase Vandoffs on offense and what looks to be one of the best secondaries in the Tallahassee area, the Noles are poised to win their share of close games. Coach Hickman always has a few surprises up his sleeve. Opponents beware. They could move up the rankings by season’s end.
Strengths: Defense Secondary
Weakness: Youth on offense
Players to Watch: WR Jovan Davis, KS Chase Varnedore , DB Daniel Jones, DB Joshua Thomas, DB Devyn Hardy, LB Garrett Davis, RB Kevin Farmer, DE/LB Jordan Jackson
By Aimee Sachs • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • August 26, 2009
First-year Lincoln head football coach Yusuf Shakir takes pride in special teams. In fact, in his past two seasons coaching at St. Petersburg Gibbs, the Gladiators blocked 22 kicks in 21 games while returning 11 for touchdowns.
“We got so successful at it, people stopped kicking to us,” Shakir said. “But it’s a good problem to have.”
With the Trojans, Shakir has an overabundance of tools to utilize and he starts every practice with special-teams drills.
“We’re going to be very disciplined and fundamental in the kicking game, and we’re going to be very aggressive in the kicking game,” Shakir said.
It starts with junior kicker Carlos Gaston, who made a 48-yard field goal against Seabreeze in last year’s state semifinal game.
The Trojans have a handful of candidates who can return kicks at any given time, from Buck Allen to Mike Reynolds to Keondrick Daniels.
Daniels, a junior, is expected to make an impact at wide receiver and cornerback in his first season on the varsity squad. He’s been a staple on the Trojans’ varsity basketball team since he was a ninth-grader.
“Experience is experience no matter what sport you play,” Shakir said of Daniels. “He’s more than ready.”
The quick and explosive Daniels will see time at receiver and cornerback as well as returning kicks in certain situations. You might even see him pull a double reverse.
“He just makes us more dangerous,” Shakir said.
Not to mention the tandem of senior quarterbacks Evan Brigman and Ryan White. Both athletes are able to play multiple positions and are expected to line up together.
“Whichever one is not playing quarterback that time will still go on the field as a receiver,” Shakir said. “We’ll always have two quarterbacks on the field no matter what.”
Lawton Chiles High School Mascot: Timberwolves
Class 4A-District 3
2008 Record: 0-10
District record: 0-4
Head Coach: Barney Myers
Team 2009 Outlook: Last season the Timberwolves went 0-10, We don’t think new head coach Burney Myers will allow this group to repeat that. With weapons like Jaron Williams and Transfer (Pompano Beach Ely) WR Andre Gayle on offense, junior QB Bert Givens will be more than able to move the ball. Standout defender D.J. Price will force offensive coordinators to account for him all night long.
Strengths: Line backers and defensive line
Weakness: Learning a new offensive system
Players to Watch: LB D.J. Price, CB Nathan Snow, WR Andre Gayle, DT T.J. Marten, S Will Finley, LB/S Reggie Mitchell, QB Bert Givens, RB Jaron Williams
North Florida Christian School Mascot: Eagles
Class 1A District 3
2008 Record 6-2
Head Coach: Tim Cokley
Team 2009 Outlook: The Eagles, under Coach Cokley, from 1998 to 2001, owned the 1A trophy by winning 4 consecutive titles. QB Clint Trickett has been honing his passing skills all summer and looks like he is ready to lead this bunch to another explosive season behind a huge offensive line anchored by offensive lineman Drew Gentry. The defense will be lead by senior LB Josh Major and sophomore DB Travis Blanks. 2008 was a banner year for the Eagles, but they will not be satisfied until they make it back to Orlando.
Strengths: Offense lead by one of the best QBs in the state
Weakness: Youth on the defensive front
Players to Watch: QB Clint Trickett; LB/FB Josh Major, OL Drew Gentry, WR Trey Norris, WR Wes Bell, WR Cason Knight, DE Hunter Lavine, DB Travis Blanks, QB/DB Matt Dobson, DB Tavarris Allen, RB Warren Hart
By Aimee Sachs • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • August 25, 2009
Billy Mueller relives the moment every day. The Godby kicker heard a thud reverberate through Orlando’s Citrus Bowl as soon as he kicked the football on Dec. 19.
“I kind of knew what happened,” he said.
Mueller’s extra point had been blocked after the Cougars finally broke through with the first touchdown of Class 3A state championship game against Cocoa High in overtime.
Minutes later, Cocoa scored its first touchdown – and extra point – for a devastating 7-6 Godby loss to end what had been a phenomenal season for the Cougars.
Two weeks prior to that, Mueller’s last-second field goal at St. Augustine propelled the Cougars to a 10-9 win and advanced them to the state championship game.
When he watches the replay of the Class 3A title game on television, Mueller hopes the outcome will be different – but it never is.
Now a junior, Mueller is ready to be a key part in another championship run. This time, he has more experience.
“It put me in that big-game situation where it comes down to this play, so if it comes down to it again I know what it feels like,” Mueller said. “I’m not new to it.”
It also makes him want to get better. It makes the whole team want to get better.
“That’s all we talk about is getting back to the championship and what we could have done when we (were) at the game,” said junior quarterback Markis Davis. “But that’s behind us now. So we’re out here working trying to get back and hopefully win it this time.”
This time Godby is in Class 2A and locked in a three-team district with powerhouses Madison County and Rickards. And despite returning 33 lettermen and 13 starters, the Cougars are without key defensive starters Justin Jones and Denzel Bonner. The offense lost Willie Downs and A.J. Graham.
James S. Rickards High School Mascot : Raiders
Class 2A District 1
2008 Record: 4-5
Head Coach: Rudy Hubbard
2009 Team Outlook: Rickards’ is blessed with talent on both sides of the ball and has a coach that knows what it takes to win. QB Terry Johnson and RB Derrick Hudson are expected to give the offense a much needed punch. Defenders, LB Fred Griggs and DE Brandon Denmark, will lead a high intensity defense. Head Coach Rudy Hubbard worked this group hard over the summer and expects them make the playoffs for the first time in long while. The Raiders were only 4-5 last season their first year under Coach Hubbard. This could be their breakout year.
Players to Watch: SS/RB Cameron Hudson, LB Brandon Denmark, LB Fred Griggs, OL/DL Ron Wiggins, CB/QB Terry Johnson, LB Darryl Duncan, FB Darrin Johnson
Strengths: Aggressive defense
Weakness: Kicking game
High School Mascot: Lions
Class 4A District 3
2008 Record 7-3
Head Coach: Bill Ragans
Team 2009 Outlook: The 2009 version of the Lions have a couple of familiar faces, seniors RB/DB Eric Williams and OL/DB Mack Helms. Williams did it all for the Lions last season by running, receiving and playing corner. He also contributed over 1500 yards of total offense. He will have to step it up this season to replace offensive weapons Dantin and Green. Helms will anchor on both sides of the line at tackle and nose guard, along with leading the newcomers on the line. Even though the defense will miss Mizzel and Carter, Coach Ragans (who is a defensive specialist) should have the lions ready. Last season this team made some giant steps with 8 wins
after going 3-7 the year before. Don’t be surprised if they make a run deep into the playoffs.
Strengths: Offensive and Defensive line and running backs
Weakness: Youth at QB
Players to Watch: OL/NT Mack Helms, CB/RB Eric Williams, S/WR Dondreous Brown, TE/LB Myles Childers, QB Raleigh DeVore, CB Marcus Walker, OL John Holt, DE/OL Darryl Sanders
Taylor County High School Mascot: Bulldogs
Class 2B District 2
2008 Record 3-7
Head Coach: Shane Boggs
Team 2009 Outlook: With a record of 3-7 last season, the Bulldogs look to improve with Quarterback Ty Crowley at the helm. District competition is stiff and will be a big challenge. WR Reggie King and RB Tony Jackson are the headliners for the Bulldogs and Coach Boggs will depend heavily on them to lead his team.
Strengths: Loaded with offensive weapons
Weakness: New system on defense
Players to Watch: WR Reggie King, DL Jabari Bishop,QB/P Ty Crowley, RB Tony Jackson, LB/RB Wes Brandon
West Gadsden High Mascot: Panthers
Class 1A District 2
2008 Record 8-2
Head Coach: Antonio Bradwell
Team 2009 Outlook : At the beginning of the of the 2008 season no one had any idea that Coach Bradwell’s squad was prepared to have a 8-2 season. This year, like last, the verdict is still out. Replacing All-American defensive tackle Gary Brown and QB Antonio Bostic will be tough. This year’s version of the Panthers has our voters somewhere in the middle, thinking if it’s possible or not to repeat the success of last year. Newcomer WR La Rico Dickey and FB Dustin Chason will have to carry an inexperience group this fall.
Strengths: Team speed and athleticism
Weakness: Team youth
Players to Watch: FB Dustin Chason, WR La Rico Dickey, LB Charles Shaw, S Darrion Lowery, CB Marcus Horne