Kickoff Classics: Capsules, Schedules & Predictions

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ABOVE VIDEO: Rae Kameka talks about the upcoming Brevard County high school football season.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Rae Kameka is an expert in compiling extensive information about Brevard County football athletes, and assists colleges across the country evaluate area recruits. 

FOOTBALL-180-1Each week SpaceCostDaily.com will feature Rae’s capsules, and predictions of selected games for the 17  high school football teams on the Space Coast. Teams include Astronaut, Titusville, Space Coast, Merritt Island, Merritt Island Christian, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Viera, Eau Gallie, Holy Trinity, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Satellite, Bayside, Palm Bay and Heritage.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROFILE: Freddie Booth-Lloyd of Cocoa

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROFILE: Alex Jasmin of Palm Bay

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROFILE: Ty Schwab of Merritt Island

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Brent Diamond of Melbourne

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROFILE: Nick Rittenhouse of Space Coast

Today’s Kickoff Classic Matchups

• BAYSIDE @ ASTRONAUT, 7 p.m. Kickoff

Bayside, currently ranked No. 2 in the county, starts the season with a bunch of D1 talent.

ASTRO-388-12Bayside Coach Jerrod Ackely has brought a disciplined mentality to Bayside. Four players, including two starters, have been dismissed from the team in the last two weeks.  Coach Ackely has sent notice to the team that all players regardless of position will be held accountable to the standard set forth by the Football program. Bayside still has D1 talent led by Greg Miclisse (Sr.), a nationally rated LB with over 20 college offers.

The defense will also feature the No. 2 rated defensive lineman in the county, Torrell Onee (Sr.), a DL who had a great spring. Lucious McKay(Sr., ATH) has all the tools to light up the scoreboard in this game but will need help from his offensive line in stopping J.T. Hassell (Sr., DE/LB) of Astronaut. Astronaut will showcase speedy running back Brandon Wright (Sr.) and ATH Quentez Keels (Sr.)

PREDICTION: Bayside 25, Astronaut 18

• ROCKLEDGE @ EAU GALLIE, 7 p.m. Kickoff

Rockledge returns 12 starters lead by Traven Phillips (RB) and Justin Weaver (Jr., RB) on offense. The Raiders look like they are returning to the power running game that won back-to-back state championships in 2001 and 2002.

The defense will be anchored by Traybion Smith (Jr., LB), Deanthony Henderson (Sr., DL),Trayvon Cox (Sr., SS) and Juandarius Dukes (Jr., DB). Eau Gallie will use an experienced line to create running lanes for Torrance Brown (Sr., QB) and one of the best backs in the county, Antoine Rutledge (Sr. RB).

PREDICTION: Rockledge 27, Eau Gallie 13

GAINESVILLE @ HERITAGE, 7 p.m. kickoff

Heritage returns 15 starters from a 10-2 team in 2012. It won’t be a surprise if they make a deep playoff run as this team is loaded at every position.

This could be a breakout year for Heritage as they take on nationally-ranked No. 91 Gainesville, FL. Gainesville is led by Tony James (Sr., RB) on offense and Juan Jenkins on defense (Sr., LB).

In order for Heritage to pull the upset that must rely on the arm and feet of highly rated Clinton Moxam (Sr. QB) and (So. RB) Josh Gaines who rushed for over a 1,000 yards last season as a Freshman. Dedric Witherspoon will lead the secondary.

PREDICTION: UPSET ALERT  – Heritage 20, Gainesville 17

OTHER GAMES

All games start at 7 p.m.

VIERA @ MERRITT ISLAND – McLean Expects Big Things From ‘Stangs

LIBERTY @ COCOA BEACH

BAYSIDE @ ASTRONAUT

JOHN CARROLL @ MCC

SATELLITE @ SPACE COAST

TITUSVILLE @ MELBOURNE

ROCKLEDGE @ EAU GALLIE – Laskowski Talks About the Raider’s 2013 Season

PALM BAY @ VERO

MI CHRISTIAN @ BEREAN CHRISTIAN

NEXT WEEK: COCOA @ GONZAGA

Cocoa is once again the top-rated team high school football team on the Space Coast. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Cocoa is once again the top-rated high school football team on the Space Coast. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Next week Cocoa is at Gonzaga in Washington, DC. Tiger QB Bruce Judson is the first Freshman to start for Cocoa since Chris Hall in 1988, who later went on to play for Florida State. Judson is a FBU Central Florida Youth Phenom, National Underclassman Orlando QB MVP, Middle School 100m & 200m Champion.

Judson has the luxury of not having to do it all his first year as he is surrounded by D1 talent. Jamel Jackson (South Alabama, Sr., DB), Freddy Booth Lloyd (16 offers, Sr.,DL), Chauncey Gardner (Miami, So., ATH), Jamel Dean (Multiple Offers, Jr., ATH) and James Folston (son of NFL player James Folston, Sr.) lead a fast and swarming defense. Lorenzo Pratt (Sr., RB) will take the bulk of carries as he becomes the featured back now that All-American, Tarean Folston is playing for Notre Dame.

Gonzaga, will com into the game after a 23-7 upset loss in a scrimmage recently against Archbishop Carroll. However, Gonzaga will look to unleash Ohio commit Robbie Walker (Sr., ATH) and Georgia Tech commit Miles Taylor (Jr., ATH).

LOOK-AHEAD PREDICTION: Cocoa 25, Gonzaga DC 7

PRESEASON TOP 10 TEAM POWER RANKING

These players are among the SpaceCoastDaily.com experts' top 85 prep football players to watch this season in Brevard County. (Images for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

These players are among the SpaceCoastDaily.com experts’ top 85 prep football players to watch this season in Brevard County. (Images for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

1. Cocoa

2. Bayside

3. Palm Bay

4. Heritage

5. Merritt Island

6. Melbourne

7. Rockledge

8. Melbourne CC

9. Satellite

10. Titusville

PRESEASON TOP 85 PLAYERS IN BREVARD COUNTY

Rank Name Position Height Weight High School Highlights
1 Freddie Booth-Lloyd OL/DT 6′ 2″ 300 Cocoa Freddy Booth-Lloyd
2 Ty Schwab OLB 6′ 2″ 208 Merritt Island Ty Schwab
3 Greg Miclisse ILB 6′ 3″ 240 Bayside Greg Miclisse
4 Tomell One OL/DE 6′ 3″ 285 Bayside Tomell One
5 Jamel Jackson DB 5′ 11″ 175 Cocoa Jamel Jackson
6 Clinton Moxam QB 6′ 1″ 195 Heritage Clinton Moxam
7 Lorenzo Pratt RB 5′ 8″ 165 Cocoa  Lorenzo Pratt
8 Lucious McKay ATH 6′ 1″ 160 Bayside Lucious McKay
9 Antoine Griffin WR 5′ 10″ 150 Cocoa Beach Antoine Griffin
10 Shaquille Jones DB 6’2″ 175 Merritt Island Shaq Jones
11 Marvin Conley CB 5′ 9″ 175 Cocoa Beach Marvin Conley
12 James Folston FS 6’2″ 190 Cocoa James Folston 
13 Jamaal Eveillard RB 5′ 9″ 184 Cocoa Beach Jamaal Eveillard
14 Alex Jasmin DB 6′ 1″ 175 Palm Bay Alex Jasmin
15 Dwane Robinson QB 6′ 1″ 172 Melbourne Dwane Robinson
16 Josh Best ATH 6′ 1″ 180 Palm Bay Josh Best
17 Nicholas Smith QB 6′ 4″ 203 Merritt Island Nicholas Smith
18 Josh Wayner QB 5′ 11″ 205 Titusville Josh Wayner
19 Tavares Parks DL 5’11” 235 Cocoa Tavares Parks
20 Antoine Rutledge RB/LB 6′ 1″ 190 Eau Gallie Antoine Rutledge
21 Dedric Witherspoon MLB 5′ 11″ 175 Heritage Dedric Witherspoon
22 Brandon Moon LB 5′ 10″ 190 Palm Bay Brandon Moon
23 Reginald Benjamin ATH 5’10” 205 Palm Bay Reginald Benjamin
24 Brandon Wright RB 5’7″ 165 Astronaut Brandon Wright
25 Traven Phillips FB 5’9″ 190 Rockledge Traven Phillips
26 Alec Laflore RB 5′ 8″ 175 MCC Alec Laflore
27 Lane Burnett DL 6’0″ 230 Cocoa Lane Burnett
28 Adam Valletutti OL 6’0″ 216 Merritt Island Adam Valletutti
29 Justin Hassell DL/LB 6’1″ 200 Astronaut Justin Hassell
30 Stephen Ralph DB 6’0″ 180 Holy Trinity Stephen Ralph
31 DeAnthony Henderson DL 5’10 260 Rockledge
32 Colby Price LB 6’1″ 190 Merritt Island
33 Carson Jackson WR 6’2″ 190 Melbourne
34 Jeremy Taylor OL 5’11” 230 Cocoa
35 Dyer Ferron LB 5′ 11″ 205 MCC
36 Brandon Sluder TE 6′ 4″ 240 Bayside
37 Auston Wolfe OLB 6′ 0″ 184 Heritage
38 Dejuan Alexander DE 6′ 2″ 188 Heritage
39 Tommy Cobb WR 6′ 0″ 175 Titusville
40 Tyler Allen QB 6′ 3″ 192 Satellite Beach
41 Nick Rittenhouse QB 6′ 2″ 210 Space Coast
42 Sergey Poroshin FS 6′ 2″ 195 Cocoa Beach
43 Darion Andre DB 5′ 11″ 175 Bayside
44 Johnny Batch DB 6′ 0″ 175 Merritt Island
45 Carlos Carmichael DE 6′ 3″ 191 Titusville
46 Stanley Davis OL 6′ 1″ 285 Cocoa
47 Ethan Self OL 6’3″ 260 MCC
48 Parker Kempfer QB 6′ 1″ 170 Melbourne
49 DJ Johnson WR 6′ 2″ 170 Bayside
50 Brian Fallace QB 6′ 3″ 194 Palm Bay
51 Cody Dentmon QB 5′ 9″ 157 Viera
52 Jean Joseph DE 6′ 4″ 335 Bayside
53 Deandre Floyd FS 5′ 11″ 190 Titusville
54 Greg Gompers DE 6′ 1″ 205 Cocoa Beach
55 Dymond Thomas S 6′ 0″ 210 Bayside
56 Quentez Keels DB 6′ 0″ 170 Astronaut
57 Brandon Ward OL 6′ 2″ 265 Bayside
58 Andrew Bocci DB 5′ 10″ 160 Merritt Island
59 Dimitric Bailey DE 6′ 2″ 215 Cocoa
60 Colton Easterling OL 6′ 2″ 280 Bayside
61 Brent Diamond DE/LB 6′ 1″ 215 Melbourne
62 Shaq Senior OLB 6′ 2″ 200 Bayside
63 William Harrell RB 5′ 10″ 177 Bayside
64 Jeremy Taylor OL 5′ 11″ 230 Cocoa
65 Kelvin Williams DB 6′ 2″ 180 Palm Bay
66 JR Norman TE 6’3″ 190 Satellite Beach
67 Mike Prater RB 5′ 11″ 179 Viera
68 Le’Troy Wolters DT 6′ 2″ 205 Palm Bay
69 Jahari Thomas OL 6’1″ 345 Cocoa
70 Austin Perlmen WR 6’0″ 165 MCC
71 Laquavious Green LB 5’9″ 185 Space Coast
72 Arthur Wells DT 5′ 10″ 225 Cocoa
73 Ayshad Thornton LB 5′ 11″ 195 Melbourne
74 PJ Kellum FS 5′ 10″ 175 Merritt Island
75 Garret Miner II OL 6′ 1″ 300 Merritt Island
76 Diavante Welch FS 5′ 9″ 172 Melbourne
77 Devonte Phillips LB 5′ 10″ 200 Bayside
78 Gordon Macy LB 5′ 11″ 175 Merritt Island
79 Javontae Jackson OL 6′ 4″ 345 Cocoa
80 Sage Kempfer OL/DL 5’11” 216 MCC
81 Jared Hagerty K 6′ 0″ 160 Titusville
82 Jonel Battle FB 5′ 10″ 180 Merritt Island
83 Matt Adams K 6′ 3″ 160 Cocoa
84 Wesley Krause MLB 5′ 10″ 195 Space Coast
85 Jarrett Baron K 6′ 1″ 181 Bayside

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