By Larry Blustein

larry block6 South Showcases Elite Talent With 305 All Star Win

By now, if you haven’t been following for the past five decades, Miami-Dade County – aka the 305 – is still churning out elite high school football talent.

That’s why last Saturday night’s 38-32 battle of Dade County’s finest all-stars was a game where prospects were indeed alive and spreading their wings – many of the last time at the high school level.

The Tournament of Champions All-Star Classic at Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar provided a forum for some of Miami-Dade’s best seniors – and when it was over – the fans were thrilled and so were the players, who had the chance to add some important recruiting film to their resume.

“Having the opportunity to coach some of these elite football players was a huge thrill for all of us,” Stewart said. “I told our assistant coaches that just the line size was worth being part of this experience.

With Doral Academy’s Jase Stewart running the show with an impressive coaching staff, there were a number of talented prospects to showcase. Some that may not have the interest they deserve.

What this game did was uncover some quality football talent. Prospects such as Coral Gables defensive end Xavier Burns, who had nine tackles and four sacks in the game – and this quality talent only has Valdosta State on the recruiting list.

There was also Christopher Columbus defensive lineman Tony Mills, who has been as good as anyone in Florida the past six weeks. Easily one of the top tier line prospects who will certainly be a force in the years to come.

Mills picked off the loose ball in the air and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown.

Christopher Columbus quarterback Anthony Arguellas, Palmetto running back Trey Flowers, Doral linebacker Brandon Dominguez, Southridge defensive back Kewanaqui Smith and running back Darren Davis, Jr., who scored the first touchdown, and FIU-bound Palmetto receiver Ivan Smith were also among the athletes who continued to impress.

In addition, there were also Gulliver Prep linebacker C.J. Calero, who made several key plays, and South Dade standout linebacker/defensive end Dervon Marius, who did much of the same.

There was also South Miami quarterback Antoine “A.J.” Wright, who had a tremendous year for the Cobras and accounted for a 17-yard scoring run.

ATHLETES IN EVERY DIRECTION
The South team also had some football players that have made some huge strides in their careers:

P.J. Anastasio, DL, Coral Gables

Diori Barnard, LB, South Miami

Traquan Butler, DB, Southridge

Kevin Colls, OL, Christopher Columbus

Zach Castano, LB/LS, Christopher Columbus

Harrison Easton, QB, Coral Gables

Greg Franklin, LB, Southridge

Joseph Hardy, WR, Palmetto

Donnie Harrison, DB, South Dade

Miles Hayes, QB, Doral Academy

Lennox Howard, WR, Pametto

Chamal Hunter, WR, Southridge

Herman Jackson, DB, Southridge

Jonathan Lorza, OL, Homestead Somerset Academy

Shaun McReynolds, LB, Christopher Columbus

Christian Olivero, DL, Doral Academy

Natavious Payne, WR, Doral Academy

Daniel Perera, OL, Christopher Columbus

Christian Ramirez, PK, Doral Academy

Sebastian Riella, P, Coral Gables

Antoine Rolle, DB, Doral Academy

DeAndre Thomas, WR

Guillermo Toro, OL/DL, Homestead Somerset Academy

Malcolm Williams, DL, Southridge

Elijah Woodley, LB, South Miami

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