North Crushes South Again In All-Star Prep Football
By Frank Ochoa-Gonzales // April 13, 2012
(Images courtesy of DestinationBrevard.com)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The North was at it again in prep football biggest annual showcase on the Space Coast.
The North beat the South 49-0 to extend the North’s dominance to 12-3 overall in the 15th Annual Brevard County All-Star Football Game played at Melbourne High School’s Tom McIntyre Stadium on Jan. 21.
The 49 points scored by the North team are the second most ever scored in the annual game.
The North put up 55 points in the 2004 contest.
The first All-Star football game was played in Brevard in 1996 and there was no game in 2001.
This year marked the sixth shutout of the series with the South getting goose-egged five of those times.
Officials stopped naming an MVP after the 2006 season.
Players of note in this year’s game for the North All-Stars included:
• Quarterback Vinny Smith of Merritt Island, who went 17 of 25 for 193 yards and a touchdown. Smith also rushed for a score.
• Space Coast running back Evan Jefferson six rushed 45 yards and a touchdown and running back Markhail Bell of Astronaut rushed nine rushes for 53 yards and a touchdown to lead the North rushing attack. The North finished with 109 yards rushing on 20 carries in the game.
• Cocoa Beach wide receiver Chris Sullivan led all receivers with eight receptions for 94 yards.
• Cocoa Beach linebacker Mike Yonkers returned an interception 62 yards and a touchdown to lead the North defense, which finished with two interceptions and five sacks. The stout defense only gave up only 80 total yards — 105 passing yards and -20 rushing yards.
• Cocoa’s Anthony Cadore, Tyrell Denson, Mike Ferguson and Rockledge’s Jaz Gamble each had three tackles. Denson added two sacks, while Space Coast T.J. McDonald, Merritt Island’s Dan McGrath and Titusville’s Nick Urbano each added one. Rockledge’s Kenny Smith added an interception.
The North’s coaching staff was comprised of head coach Larry Laskowski of Rockledge; offensive coordinator Jimmy Hyder of Cocoa Beach, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Jeff Urbano of Titusville; running backs coach Matt Hall of Merritt Island; offensive line coaches Phil Price of Cocoa Beach, Gene Herring of Titusville; and Chuck Wood of Rockledge; defensive line coaches Frank Ochoa-Gonzales of Cocoa Beach; Dean Sawyer of Merritt Island Christian; defensive backs coach Kevin Freeman of Space Coast; and quality control coach Ron Stevens of Cocoa Beach.
Players of note in this year’s game for the South All-Stars included:
• Bayside’s Diante Jacobs, who led the South’s quarterback’s going 5 of 10 for 59 yards and an interception.
• Satellite’s J.T. Washington led the South with 10 rushing attempts, but only managed 2 yards on the ground. Washington did, however, lead the South with four receptions, gaining 21 yards.
• Florida Air’s Mark Norvelis led the team in receiving yards with 51 on two receptions.
The South’s coaching staff was comprised of head coach Derek Smith of Bayside; offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Rob Querry of Bayside; defensive coordinator Keith Barton of Palm Bay; quarterback and special teams coach Dan Oswald of Melbourne; running backs coach Craig Spenser of Satellite; offensive line coaches Mike Riazzi of MCC and Billy Palmer of Melbourne; defensive line coach Tim Powers of Eau Gallie; linebackers coach Mark Ainsley of Holy Trinity; and defensive backs coach Brian Peay of Florida Air Academy.
CLICK HERE to read about the history of the Brevard County Prep Football All-Star Game.
2011 NORTH ALL-STAR PREP FOOTBALL ROSTER
2 ANTHONY CADORE COCOA
3 MARQUIS WHITE ASTRONAUT
4 T.J. MONTGOMERY COCOA
6 MARKHAIL BELL ASTRONAUT
7 KENNY SMITH ROCKLEDGE
8 JARTAVIOUS BUIE ROCKLEDGE
11 CHRIS SULLIVAN COCOA BEACH
12 VINNY SMITH MERRITT ISLAND
16 KYLE SMITH VIERA
17 SEAN MCGUINN MERRITT ISLAND
18 ERIC GULLICKSON TITUSVILLE
20 NATHAN MCDOWELL COCOA
21 SHELTON MCLEAN MERRITT ISLAND
23 TYRELL DENSON COCOA
24 JON KENNEY VIERA
25 JAZ GAMBLE ROCKLEDGE
26 LAMONTE SHULER TITUSVILLE
28 BOBBY BLACKWELL-BURT TITUSVILLE
32 CONNOR HORVATH ROCKLEDGE
33 MIKE YONKER COCOA BEACH
34 RODERICK BANKS VIERA
44 EVAN JEFFERSON SPACE COAST
45 TANNER ROBINSON VIERA
49 RICKY OLIVIERI SPACE COAST
51 BRIAN HEPBURN ASTRONAUT
52 MIKE FERGUSON COCOA
53 JASON HARLOW COCOA BEACH
54 T.J. MCDONALD SPACE COAST
55 MITCH MATHIAS MERRITT ISLAND
56 ANDREW ADAIR MERRITT ISLAND
57 RYAN MATTICK MERRITT ISLAND
60 CHRIS ROBERTS VIERA
61 JAKE WILIAMS MERRITT ISLAND
62 DAN MCGRATH MERRITT ISLAND
63 JAMES COYNE SPACE COAST
67 DERRICK SAWYER MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN
74 FRANKIE GLENN ASTRONAUT
79 LARRY DAVIS COCOA BEACH
84 NICK URBANO TITUSVILLE
90 MARCUS WHITE COCOA
2011 SOUTH ALL-STAR PREP FOOTBALL ROSTER
2 JOSH SCHRACK EAU GALLIE
3 KEVIN ELKINS PALM BAY
4 KYLE STRAUSS MELBOURNE
5 STEPHEN NEMETHY MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
6 MASON COVENAH FLORIDA AIR ACADEMY
7 JEFF LUBIN BAYSIDE
8 JAVON PRESSLEY EAU GALLIE
9 BRANDON MCCLEOUD HERITAGE
10 DIANTE JACOBS BAYSIDE
11 NUEL MERRIEL PALM BAY
12 JAYRD CLARK PALM BAY
13 LOLIYA MACHARRY FLORIDA AIR ACADEMY
15 TYLER REAM EAU GALLIE
16 DILLON ZEO HERITAGE
17 ANTHONY STORM HOLY TRINITY
25 JT WASHINGTON SATELLITE
32 JARVIS MUSTIPHER MELBOURNE
33 TJ BOGES BAYSIDE
34 MARK NORVELIS PALM BAY
40 DAVID MARTIN FLORIDA AIR ACADEMY
41 DALTON MELIUS PALM BAY
44 JOSEPH CONTI MELBOURNE
45 TJ LAKEMON EAU GALLIE
47 EMERY EBARLE SATELLITE
51 GRANT ELLER MELBOURNE
52 RAUL GUITIERREZ MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
53 DAVID GRAY-TAYLOR HERITAGE
55 GARRETT KEITH SATELLITE
56 TROY LADD BAYSIDE
57 CEDRIC PLUMMER HOLY TRINITY
58 JORDAN HICKS EAU GALLIE
59 ASTON SMITH PALM BAY
65 ROBERT JUDD FLORIDA AIR ACADEMY
68 MATT CRIST MELBOURNE
70 BOBBY MCCAMMON EAU GALLIE
71 WIMBSY JEAN-BAPTISTE MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
72 TAYLOR CORN BAYSIDE
80 CLIFFORD NAU MELBOURNE
84 ZACHARY KOSSIVER MELBOURNE
88 MARK ELLIOTT SATELLITE