BCP, July 15, 2018 – Previously, we talked about two other electrifying athletes that stirred up all types of HSFB chatter and put their names under the spotlight. Here are three more players that have been excellent in grinding at their craft, having unconditional love for the game and are notable mentions to look out for in this upcoming 2018 season as they build on their field reputations.
Isaiah Knowles, 2020 Seffner Christian QB- Coming off a disheartening 1-8 2017 season, 6’ 190-pound junior Isaiah is again assuming his role as starting quarterback still un-phased along with his boys looking for that click of chemistry and putting the talented pieces together as a whole. Certainly not out of reach as he went on last year to throw for 1,350 yards, 88 completions on 192 attempts, 192.9 PYPG, 17 touchdowns, rushed for 69 with 1 TD, posted an 81.7 QBR and even had 5 tackles on D. Knowles’ top in-game performance arose in a 42-9 win verse Bishop McLaughlin Catholic where he had 196 passing yards, went 13 for 16 with a long-ball of 59, putting on a touchdown clinic with 4 to the end zone and a nearly seamless QBR of 160.4!
Lance Alderson, 2020 Bloomingdale PSQB- While Lance isn’t first on the QB depth chart, he possesses promising growth and development within his 6’ 170-pound frame and work ethic. Alderson excels in the pocket, and in his sophomore premier he threw for 66 yards and a touchdown on 3 for 8 attempts with a QBR of 107.3- those may not be an eye-popping stat-line, but remember he was a first-year man getting his foot in the door in the shadows of another; you have to read between the lines and the Bloomingdale Bulls fair well at that. With a comfortable 7A division to progress in and wearing the number 12, he’s destined for greatness right?!
Anthony Marino, 2019 Palmetto QB- 6’ 175-pound senior leader Anthony Marino rallied the Tigers to another prosperous 10-5 season last year, leaving every ounce of exertion on the gridiron. Anthony’s ability to stay light on his feet and scurry in the pocket backed Palmetto’s scoreboard efforts immensely as he rushed for 295 yards on just 42 carries and 6 touchdowns in his junior year and in the air, he accrued 1,426 passing yards on 155/220 completions, throwing 9 touchdowns. Anthony Marino and his twin brother Derek Marino have an untampered connection that provides for a dangerous duo offensively, even though Derek has since switched to safety, he’s still readily available to catch passes from his bro!
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor