PREP FOOTBALL ALL-STARS TO BE HONORED
By Space Coast Daily // February 5, 2013
SPACE COAST DAILY PREP ALL-STARS TO RECEIVE AWARD CERTIFICATES AT MEDIA DAY FEB. 10
Over the past year, Space Coast Daily has highlighted the noteworthy accomplishments of varsity football teams competing in Brevard and now it’s time to shine the spotlight on those players deserving of being included on the SpaceCoastDaily.com All-Star Team.
2012 PREP FOOTBALL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Space Coast Daily has created four distinct awards for four separate categories to go along with the 2012 All-Star Team selections. Each of these recipients will be honored AND PRESENTED WITH ALL-STAR CERTIFICATES by Brevard County at 2 p.m. at the Space Coast Daily Spring Media Day on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Maverick Sports Grill on Merritt Island on the outdoor stage.
• The 2012 SpaceCoastDaily.com Offensive Player of the Year is senior quarterback David Dessent of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.
Dessent showed true leadership this season for the Cocoa Beach Minutemen as he led the squad to a record of 9-2 and a bowl game victory over Lecanto.
He shattered Brevard County’s long standing record for passing yardage in a single season and gave his team confidence in every offensive series they played all year.
After sitting much of his junior year because of broken thumb, Dessent enjoyed a number of spectacular contests in 2012 for the Minutemen, including six TD passes thrown in one game alone against Eau Gallie.
His 38 touchdown passes as a senior led the entire state of Florida.
• The 2012 SpaceCoastDaily.com Defensive Player of the Year is senior linebacker Grady Kable of Satellite High School.
At 5-foot-9 and 205 pounds, Kable has constantly had to make adjustments against bigger and stronger opponents throughout his high school career.
Kable led the Satellite Scorpions in tackles in every game he played this season.
And he has drawn praise from his coaches as the ultimate team player who possess an above-average football IQ.
• The 2012 SpaceCoastDaily.com Coach of the Year is Ajay Ulmer of Heritage High School.
Ulmer led the Heritage Panthers to the first-ever playoff run in school history, turning the program into a winner.
In three short years as coach at Heritage, Ulmer stepped in following a winless inaugural season in 2009 under another coach, and guided the Panthers to a record of 10-2 this year and a berth in the Class 6A regional semifinals.
He has established a winning tradition at Heritage and as district runner-ups in 2012, the Panthers are on the map for even bigger success next season.
•The 2012 SpaceCoastDaily.com Rudy Award recipient for inspirational play is senior running back and defender Antwan Lee of Cocoa High School.
Whatever he has been asked to do on the field for the Cocoa Tigers, Antwan Lee has always delivered and as a two-way player, he was a key component of the team’s success as it reached the Class 4A state semifinals this year.
He was among the leading tacklers in Brevard County all year and also was near the top of the leader board in rushing as well as part of Cocoa’s “three-headed monster” rushing attack.
Lee seldom complained when nagging injuries made it difficult to play each week, but through sacrifice and example, he became an inspiration to teammates and coaches for his unselfish play and determination to help Cocoa win.
SpaceCoastDaily.com First Team Offense
QUARTERBACK – DAVID DESSENT, COCOA BEACH
RUNNING BACK – TAREAN FOLSTON, COCOA
RUNNING BACK – LEROY BERRY, PALM BAY
WIDE RECEIVER – BOONE LEWIS, COCOA BEACH
WIDE RECEIVER – CALEB ALVES, PALM BAY
LINEMAN – LE’TROY WOLTERS, PALM BAY
LINEMAN – MICHAEL DUQUETTE, PALM BAY
LINEMAN – TRAYVON JOHNSON, COCOA
LINEMAN – ZACK OLIVER, COCOA BEACH
KICKER – PAT BRUSH, MELBOURNE
SpaceCoastDaily.com First Team Defense
DEFENSIVE END – DEONDRE BARNETT, COCOA
DEFENSIVE END – TYLER WHALEN, ASTRONAUT
LINEBACKER – DEMARCUS SWEEETING, COCOA
LINEBACKER – TAVARES PARKS, COCOA
LINEBACKER – GRADY KABLE, SATELLITE
DEFENSIVE BACK – RYAN RIEMER, FLORIDA AIR
DEFENSIVE BACK – WALTER ROBILLARD, ROCKLEDGE
DEFENSIVE BACK – B.J. ROSS, PALM BAY
DEFENSIVE BACK – ANTWAN LEE, COCOA
LINEMAN – TODD ZANZINGER, MELBOURNE
LINEMAN – TREY VALENTINE, BAYSIDE
LINEMAN – DANIEL JONES, TITUSVILLE
LINEMAN – JOSHUA ZIRKLE, MERRITT ISLAND
PUNTER – RICHARD MCKOWEN, SATELLITE
SpaceCoastDaily.com Second Team Offense
QUARTERBACK – NICK SMITH, MERRITT ISLAND
RUNNING BACK – JOSH GAINES, HERITAGE
RUNNING BACK – ANTWAN LEE, COCOA
WIDE RECEIVER – ANTOINE GRIFFIN, COCOA BEACH
WIDE RECEIVER – KYLE YANCEY, SPACE COAST
LINEMAN – NICHOLAS BEARDALL, MERRITT ISLAND
LINEMAN – LADARIUS JONES, ROCKLEDGE
LINEMAN – EVAN HOLT, MELBOURNE
KICKER – MATT ADAMS, COCOA
SpaceCoastDaily.com Second Team Defense
DEFENSIVE END – ASAD ABDUL-HAQQ, ASTRONAUT
DEFENSIVE END – J.T. HASSELL, ASTRONAUT
LINEBACKER – SHANE JONES, HERITAGE
LINEBACKER – TY SCHWAB, MERRITT ISLAND
LINEBACKER – AUNDREY STRONG, ROCKLEDGE
DEFENSIVE BACK – MARQUES BURGMAN, HOLY TRINITY
DEFENSIVE BACK – JAMEL JACKSON, COCOA
DEFENSIVE BACK – TEZ KEELS, ASTRONAUT
DEFENSIVE BACK — RAKEEM MURRAY, COCOA
DEFENSIVE BACK — RUJERRY MCCLISSE, BAYSIDE
DEFENSIVE BACK — TYRIS WOOTEN, HERITAGE
LINEMAN – CALEB BULLARD, MERRITT ISLAND
LINEMAN – TRAYVON JOHSON, COCOA
LINEMAN — TYRELL WEAVER, FLORIDA AIR
LINEMAN – DERYLTON HILL, PALM BAY
LINEMAN – NATHAN KNOX, SATELLITE
PUNTER – CHANDLER MYRON, COCOA BEACH
SpaceCoastDaily.com Honorable Mention Offense
QUARTERBACK – LUCIOUS MCKAY (BAYSIDE); BRIAN FALLACE (PALM BAY); DWAYNE ROBINSON (FLORIDA AIR): ALEZ ADLER (ROCKLEDGE); NICK RITTENHOUSE (SPACE COAST): BRANDON ZIARNO (MCC).
RUNNING BACK – ROGER BUSH (BAYSIDE): ALEX BUIE (FLORIDA AIR); KELVIN PRUITT (EAU GALLIE), JORDAN BENTON (EAU GALLIE); BRANDON WRIGHT (ASTRONAUT); LORENZO PRATT (COCOA); TEQUAN KELLY (MERRITT ISLAND); JOSH HARDEN (HOLY TRINITY); JAMAAL EVEILLARD (COCOA BEACH); RICHARD CARTER (ROCKLEDGE), CALEB HOBBS (MIC), MAX ERDMAN (MCC), DEDRIC WITHERSPOON (HERITAGE).
WIDE RECEIVER – JOEY HIBBARD (SATELLITE), ALEX JOYNER (TITUSVILLE), JOE BROWN (ROCKLEDGE), MATT RILEY (COCOA BEACH), WIL ERDMAN (MCC).
LINEMAN – JAMES GUSEMAN (SPACE COAST); ANDREW O’STEEN (MCC); ERIC MCDONEL (ASTRONAUT); ALEX CASTRO-KING (PALM BAY).
KICKER – LOGAN WILLIAMS (SATELLITE)
SpaceCoastDaily.com Honorable Mention Defense
DEFENSIVE END – L.T. THOMPSON (MCC); LUCIEN NEWSOME, (MERRITT ISLAND).
LINEBACKER – BASHAD PARRISH (PALM BAY); REQUAN TURBUSH (BAYSIDE); KYLE KAMINSKI (SATELLITE); KODY BOSWELL (MELBOURNE), TYRIN SANDERS (PALM BAY); JAKE ARMSTRONG (MERRITT ISLAND); FREDDIE BOOTH-LLLOYD (COCOA).
DEFENSIVE BACK – MANNY SHAW (COCOA BEACH), LANCE COMER (SATELLITE), MICHAEL PELLICK (MCC); JOHN BATCH (MERITT ISLAND), SERGEY POROSHIN (COCOA BEACH).
LINEMAN – RYAN COLLINS (HOLY TRINITY); DYLON COLLINS (HOLY TRINITY); BRANDON COLLINS (HOLY TRINITY); MATT FIELDS (MELBOURNE); AARON HOLZNAGEL, COCOA BEACH, AUSTIN MAZANY (MERRITT ISLAND); JORDON BOOTH (PALM BAY).
PUNTER – TYLER SPARLING (ASTRONAUT)