Buckle Up! It’s the 2015 BCP 9-Route presented by BHSN

It’s tiiiiime…the sixth edition of area’s hottest 7-on-7 competition takes place this coming weekend at the Fishhawk Sports Complex in Lithia.  The field has been set and it’s a gauntlet.  This year we have dropped the Tournament from 32 teams (open tournament) to 16 Invited teams. The championship game will once again be televised live on BHSN Channel 1147 at 2:00pm on Sunday.  Three past champions (including last years’ champs) are in the field along with just one team from Polk County, albeit a pretty darn good one.  Ten teams from Hillsborough and five from Pinellas County will combine to make the sixteen team field this year.

As you will begin to recognize, there’s going to be no shortage of QB’s/WR’s and DB’s that will be making plays.  This is a weekend you WILL NOT want to miss.  We can guarantee it.  Make sure you check out Thursday’s HUGE breakdown of the field!

Saturday – 7/11 (Pool Play and Single Elimination Tournament)
Sunday – 7/12 (Championship Game)

Fishhawk Sports Complex
Address: 16120 Fishhawk Blvd, Lithia, FL 33547

Saturday – Games will begin at 9am
Sunday – Championship game will begin at 2pm

9-Route Championship History:
2010 – Spoto
2011 – Plant
2012 – East Lake
2013 – Gaither
2014 – Tampa Bay Tech

County Representation:
Hillsborough -10
Pinellas -5
Polk -1

Meet the Teams:

Location: Valrico, FL
Enrollment: 2,192
District: 7A-9
Principal: Sue Burkett
Athletic Director: Donald Peek
Head Coach: Brian Surcy (University of South Florida -2000)
Years as a Varsity Coach: 1
Years at Bloomingdale: 1
2014 record: 9-2
QB – D.J. Grant
RB – Eric Holtkamp
WR – Jarius Foster
OL – Matt Hike
Chaz Austin
DL – Elbert Shumake
Dave Hutcherson
LB – John Locklear
Secondary – Christian Fuller

Shoes to fill:
Tyler Jahn (DE)
Doug Sandberg (WR)
Logan Crouse (WR)

Those that will fill them:
Isaiah McIntyre (QB)
Devonte Ellis (RB)
Freddie McCoy (RB)

The scoop:
The entire secondary signed scholarships to play at the next level this season, so they will be young at the back end of the defense. However, they return both starting ILB’s Ryan Voyles and Collin Errity and will also have the services of Sam Skinner at the defensive end position.

In case you were wondering:
“When I first got hired one of my peers said [“You don’t know, what you don’t know yet.”] and we laughed about it. Man, was he right! I have learned so much in first season with on-the-job training and I never would have thought I might encounter some of the things that have come my way in my first season. I love my job and just continue to accept the challenge.” -Head Coach, Brian Surcy


CLEARWATER (Tornadoes)
Location: Clearwater, FL
Enrollment: 1,870
District: 6A-9
Principal: Keith Mastorides
Athletic Director: Kathy Biddle
Head Coach: Don Mesick (University of Florida -1990)
Years as Varsity coach: First season
Years at school: First season
2014 record: 4-6
OC – Ron Laessing
DC – Eddy Grube
OL – Kenny Ackerman
DL – Bob Lindsey
LB – Monte Koloski
DB – Darius Lewis

Shoes to fill:
DE – Marquez Hartsfield
TE – Rasim Avmet
FB/MLB – Lucas McWhorter

Those that will fill them:
Kahlin Jones
Tramar Reece
Garret Chisholm

The scoop:
The Tornadoes have created a storm on the 7-on-7 summer circuit and will represent the state along with Palmetto in the southeast regionals next weekend up in Valdosta. They’re also at the top of everyone’s list to win their district this fall and with all of the weapons they’ve got on offense and defense, those folks could be right. It’s a long way to go for sure, but Clearwater is relevant and Pinellas County is much better for it.

In case you were wondering:
“We have successfully navigated the path from part-time football team to full-time football program through the efforts of our staff, administration and hardworking, dedicated student-athletes.” -Head Coach Don Mesick


Location: Clearwater, FL
Enrollment: 2,166
District: 7A-10
Principal: Gerald Schlereth
Athletic Director: Greg Zornes
Head Coach: Eric Schmitz (Mercyhurst College -2002)
Years as a Varsity coach: 2
Years at Countryside: 2
OC/OL – Raymond Schroeder
QB – Jimbo Chmelik
RB – Rick Rose
WR – Bryan Kerby
TE – Dan Whittaker
DC/LB – Patrick St. Louis
DL – Rodney Bailey
DB – Jared Davis
Special Teams Coordinator – John Kay

Shoes to fill:
OL’s Max Fuller and Riley Metheney
RB Dante Satcher
WR’s Chris Ryan, Givanni Gonzalez, Sylvester Kimbrough
LB Taylor Zahralban
DB’s Damien Howard, Donevan Kerby, Sedwick Moore

Guys expected to fill them:
OL’s Wyatt Panaccionne and Gordon Sandorf
RB Markeas Jerrido
WR’s Kee Whetzel, Scotty Dailey, Jordan Payne
LB Thomas Roman
DB’s Felix Dixon, Omar Wright, Jervontae Morris, Martelle Jones

In case you were wondering:
Roman won the U-19 National Strongman Competition before his junior season at Countryside.
Jared Davis (former HC) and James (Jimbo) Chmelik are alums and back on staff
Six of the starting front-seven return this season for the Cougars
Sandorf is making the move to the RT position after playing LG last season


EAST BAY (Indians)
Location: Gibsonton, FL
Enrollment: 2,329
District: 7A-9
Principal: Maria Gsell
Athletic Director: John Campbell
Head Coach: Frank LaRosa (Ithaca College -2004)
Years as a coach: 4
Years at East Bay: 4
2014 record: 4-6
OC/RB – Tony Rodriguez
QB – Tyler Schuerman
OL – Jim Hutchinson
Billy Williams
DC/DB – Daryl Stewart
WR/LB – Josh Herman
LB – Harry Dawkins
Randy Cortez
DL – Bo Marthaller
Boe Butler

Shoes to fill:
DE Marques Ford
CB Chris Angulo
DT Anthony Clayton

Guys expected to fill them
ATH Trey Fullwood
S Bobby Brown III
DE/TE Deshawn Redfield

In case you were wondering:
KJ Sails and Fullwood combined have 36 offers while RB-Gaej Walker, S-Brandon Frazier and T-Caleb Gregory have a combined eight offers headed into this season.


Location: Lakeland, FL
Enrollment: 1,834
Principal: Tami Dawson
Athletic Director: Matt Diaz
Head Coach: Keith DeMyer (University of Tampa)
Years as a HC: 19
Years at Lake Gibson: 12
2014 record: 9-2
OC/QB’s – Doug DeMyer
OL – Ricky Barnum
Zach Underwood
WR – Greg Jackson
RB – Brent Boatwright
DC – Kyle Sasser
DB – Kenny Strong
TJ Denson
DL – Robert Whitaker
LB – Quint Boatwright

Shoes to fill:
RB Thomas Boles
DE Reuben Jones
QB Casey Whitaker
LB DJ Brown

Guys expected to fill them:
While it’s unknown for the RB/DE/LB positions according to DeMyer, it appears as though Hunter Orem’s ready to step in and take control of the offense at the QB position.

In case you wondering:
Lake Gibson’s OL tandem of Baveon Johnson and Michael Wiggs are FSU and USF commits respectively, but guys like Keyshon Camp (DT) and AJ Deshazor (Class of 2017-OLB) are national prospects in their own right.


LARGO (Packers)
Location: Largo, FL
Enrollment: 1,674
District: 6A-9
Principal: Bradley Finkbiner
Athletic Director: Jim Casey
Head Coach: Marcus Paschal (University of Iowa -2006)
Years as a HC: 1
Years at Largo: 1
2014 record: 6-5
OC – Calen Yeldon
QB – BJ Hall
OL – Jason Grain
Sr. Offensive Advisor – Tom Bostic
LB – Jim Daughtery
DL – Charles Wilson

Shoes to fill:
QB – Donavan Hale

Guy(s) expected to fill them:
ATH – Isaiah Thomas
QB – Isaiah Bellamy

In case you were wondering:
Paschal is a Largo High School Alumnus and played six seasons in the NFL after playing his college ball at the University of Iowa.


NEWSOME (Wolves)
Location: Lithia, FL
Enrollment: 2,480
District: 8A-6
Principal: Carla Brunning
Athletic Director: Paul Lindstrom
Head Coach: Ken Hiscock (Methodist -2001)
Years as a HC: 11
Years at Newsome: 9
2014 record: 5-5
QB – CJ Yockey
WR – Jason McCarty
RB – Jeff Turner
OL – Justin Shive
Travis Turner
Fred Velasquez
DL – Jim Yockey
Rob Vetzel
DB – Tony West
LB – Scott Palmer

Biggest shoes to fill:
“The entire backfield play.” -Coach Hiscock

In case you were wondering:
2015 graduate Bruce Anderson III is currently on the roster at the FCS Champions North Dakota State University while Chris Bryant is off to Southeastern University in Lakeland. Class of 2016 OL Sean Behrens just committed to Marshall this summer. The school is projected to have 3,500 students in less than two years time in 2017…Hiscock is 61-37 in his tenure for the Wolves and has led Newsome to three district titles consecutively from 2008-2010.


Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Enrollment: 1,859
District: 6A-9
Principal: Kevin Hendrick
Athletic Director: Erin Phelps
Head Coach: Jeremy Frioud (Western Kentucky -2002)
Years as HC: 1
Years at Northeast: 1
2014 record: 4-6
OC/QB – Ryan Taylor
DC/DB’s – Dave Angelo
OL – Mitch Disney
WR – Zack Minaisan
Strength and Conditioning – Drew Huertz

Shoes to fill:
Safety Devin Bowers will be filled by Jimmy Starling.
DL Rob Schrage will be filled Class of 2017’s Alex Boyles (6-2/230)
RB Tavon Jones, Pinellas County’ leading rusher last season with 1,262 yards will be replaced with Shaq Johnson
Safety Anthony Crandon will be replaced by Class of 2017’s Daryl Bacon.

In case you were wondering:
WR Jalynn Williams is just a rising sophomore and already holds offers from University of Miami, University of Kentucky and Bowling Green.


Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Enrollment: 267
District: 2A-5
Principal: Dr. Don James
Athletic Director: Raul Hernandez
Head Coach: Mike Alstott (Purdue University -1996)
Years as HC: 4
Years at Northside Christian: 4
2014 record: 8-2
DC/LB – Jeremy Campbell
Run Game Coordinator (OL/DL line) – Matt Parker
DB’s – Chris Wilmington

Shoes to fill:
Fiante Bell will be replaced by Josh Snead on the offense. Demetrius Jackson should fill the void at the cornerback position. Tyler Knight and Thomas Riggins will fill the void left behind on the offensive line by Kevin Ryan.

In his own words:
“We have several players with scholarship offers at the moment, but these players are still under the radar and are expected to have huge impacts this season.” -Head Coach Mike Alstott


PLANT (Panthers)
Location: Tampa, FL
Enrollment: 2,328
District: 7A-8
Principal: Rob Nelson
Athletic Director: Lauren Otero
Head Coach: Robert Weiner (Boston College -1987)
Years as HC: 11
Years at Plant: 11
2014 record: 11-2
James Harrell (DC)
Billy Minahan (DL)
John Few (LB)
Ricky Reynolds (DB)
Bo Puckett (DB)
Hank Brown (DL)
Matt Boatman (Def Asst)
Sean Love (OL)
Mike Walsh (OL)
Jeff Murphy (TE)
Jorge Varino (RB)
Rob Smith (RB)
Cornelius Gallon (WR)
Nelson Vazquez (WR)
Tyler Rhodes (K/P)

Shoes to fill:
Patrick Brooks (RB) replaced by Tykese Keaton-Baldwin
Jake Fruhmorgen (OL) replaced by Felipe Fernandez
Derrick Baity (DB/WR) replaced by Juwan Burgess and Scoop Bradshaw
Kyle Henderson and Raeder Frantzen (DL) replaced by Sean Kissel and Judge Culpepper

The scoop:
The Panthers are once again reloading and the season sees them on the road at national powerhouse Colquitt County from Moultire, Georgia up in Valdosta and at Armwood in the first month of the season. They’ve recently seen Rex Culpepper and Scoop Bradshaw commit to Syracuse University in recent weeks.


PLANT CITY (Raiders)
Location: Plant City, FL
Enrollment: 2,221
District: 7A-9
Principal: Colleen Richardson
Athletic Director: Traci Durrance
Head Coach: Greg Meyer (University of Florida -2002)
Years as HC: First season
Years at Plant City: First season
2014 record: 4-6-1
HC/DC – Greg Meyer
DB – Byron Jones
Brian Diem
LB – Greg Ruth
OC/QB – Robert Paxia
WR – John Cartiglia
Rabul Cantu
RB – Earl Collins

Shoes to fill:
Austin Carswell will be replaced by Corey King II at the QB position.
Sawyer Dawson will be replaced by Kwest Fluitt in the secondary.
Quay Young will be replaced by Tamarrion Faison.
Pat Colleran will be replaced by Cory Cotnoir at the LB position.

In case you were wondering:
RB Markese Hargrove has offers from Idaho and Warner University.
WR Antoine Thompson has an offer from FIT
LB Steven Ogletree has offers from FAU, FIU, and Temple
Kijafi Coney has an offer from Warner University


SPOTO (Spartans)
Location: Riverview, FL
Enrollment: 1,451
District: 5A-10
Principal: David New
Athletic Director: Cornellis Bobo
Head Coach: Dale Caparaso (James Madison University)
Years as HC: 34
Years at Spoto: 7
2014 record: 8-4
Gregg Wicktor, Defensive Coordinator.
Cassius Crawford, Offensive Coordinator.
DeWitt Jones, Defensive Backs, Special Teams Coordinator.
John Akins, Defensive Line.
Darius Ridgeway, Linebackers.
Charles Sams, Running Backs.
Ron Bottex, Defensive Backs.
Paul Sardinas, Offensive Line

Shoes to fill:
Top Players are Terence Williams (30 plus offers). AJ Dicks, Slot Receiver and QB. Derrick Curtis (Transfer from Georgia) Running Back and Slot Receiver.


Location: Lutz, FL
Enrollment: 2,333
District: 8A-6
Principal: Kelly King
Athletic Director: Eddie Henderson
Head Coach: Andres Perez-Reinaldo (University of South Florida -2005)
Years as HC: 4
Years at Steinbrenner: 4
2014 record: 3-6-1
Ross – Defensive Coordinator
Roberts – DB’s/Special Teams
Jordan – Defensive Line
Bosco – Wide Receivers
Heldt – Offensive Line
Puskas – Running Backs
Dacanay – Running Backs

Shoes to fill:
QB Quentin Poteralski is departing and Cason Byrd will be stepping in. Andres Bautista DL is departing and Andre Washington Jr should help fill that void.

In case you were wondering:
The Warriors went 7-1 last year at 9-Route losing to eventual champions TBT by just two points.


Location: Tampa, FL
Enrollment: 2,011
Principal: Michael Ippolito
Athletic Director: Marisa Carmody
Head Coach: Jayson Roberts (Fairmont State University -2004)
Years as HC: 5
Years at Tampa Bay Tech: 5
2014 record: 7-6
Jayson Roberts -Head Coach
Ernest Hayes – Assistant Head Coach
Anthony Palmer – Offensive Coordinator
Carlos Blake -Defensive Coordinator
Aaron Midthus – Quarterbacks
Vernon Pearson -Wide Receivers
Derrick Dixie- Running Backs
Eric King- Offensive Line
Caleb Tucker-Offensive Line
Hayward Bryant -Linebackers
Darryl Gordon -Safeties
Bobby Stephens – Cornerbacks
Ian Lobo- Defensive Line
Joe Miller – Kickers/Punters

Shoes to fill:
-Titans advanced to the 3rd round of the state playoffs last season for the first time in school history
-The titans return all but 8 players from last year’s team
-2017 LB’s Angelo Owens and Thomas Covington each had 75 plus tackles last season
-2017 Wr Daquon Green is a 4 start recruit with 15 BCS offers
-2016 CB Isaiah Brown is a FIU commit
-2016 ATH Marchalo Judge had 4 D1 offers
-Titans have not had a losing record since 2006 and been in the playoffs all but 1 season since 2007
-Deon Cain, army all american & usa today all american. Replaced by Trent Wyatt
-Manzy Velasquez, toughest and tone Setting lineman. Replaced by Qujaun Spradley and Daniel Pierre
-Sherrod Paige, playmaking safety. Replaced by Kadrin Williams

In case you were wondering:
-The Titans advanced to the 3rd round of the state playoffs last season for the first time in school history
-The Titans return all-but 8 players from last year’s team
-2017 LB’s Angelo Owens and Thomas Covington each had 75 plus tackles last season
-2017 Wr Daquon Green is a 4 start recruit with 15 BCS offers
-2016 CB Isaiah Brown is a FIU commit
-2016 ATH Marchalo Judge has 4 D1 offers
-Titans have not had a losing record since 2006 and been in the playoffs all but 1 season since 2007


Location: Tampa, FL
Enrollment: 679
District: 3A-4
Principal: Tom Reidy
Athletic Director: Don Dziagwa
Head Coach: Mike Gregory (University of Central Florida -2009)
Years as HC: 2
Years at Tampa Catholic: 2
2014 record: 3-7
David Lewis Asst HC/DC
Mike Fenton QB
Richard Wood LB
Kerry Bender OL/TE
Jeris McIntyre WR
Bernard Brown DB
Ron Myrick RB
Alex Sarafianos JV HC
Todd Belfiore JV
Scott Endris JV
Zach Grant JV

Team Notes:
Following players have FBS/FCS offers:
Nate Craig
Tre McKitty (commit to Miami)
Devan Barrett
Darius Corbett
Noah Carlson

In case you were wondering:
-Mike Fenton was the HC at Jefferson when they won the 2010 3A State Championship
-David Lewis was once the HC at Tampa Catholic in the 80s and is now a member of the TC Athletic HOF
-Richard Wood led Wharton to its only State Title game appearance; has also coached in NFL and NFL Europe
-Richard Wood is the only three time All-American at USC; was a teammate of David Lewis at USC and with the Buccaneers


WHARTON (Wildcats)
Location: Tampa, FL
Enrollment: 2,262
District: 7A-8
Principal: Bradley Woods
Athletic Director: Kent Glover
Head Coach: David Mitchell (Yankton University -1982)
Years as HC: 10
Years at Wharton: 10
2014 record: 4-6
David Mitchell –  Head Coach
Craig Rainey – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/RB’s
Andy Martin – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/DB’s
Gene Clemons – Defensive Line Coach
Dwayne Davis – Linebackers
Chris Krcmar – QB’s
Chad Meier – Offensive Line
Tom Martin – Wide Receivers

In case you were wondering:
-Losing Florida State bound WR- Auden Tate and will be replaced by Central Florida Commit WR- Trey Dukes.
-Wharton will have 14 returning starters.