Ours vs. Theirs – Area Passing leaders

By now you’ve probably seen the numbers starting to pile up for some of our local guys and their standing amongst the others in the Bay Area. How do those guys stack up with the rest of the state, though? Let’s take a look at how the passing leaders from the area rank among the best in Florida, shall we? According to, here is where the local leaders stack against the rest of the state in all classifications in the passing category. The following players fell within the Top 50 this week.

#7 – Richie Mize, Calvary Christian (Jr)
The 5-foot-10, 160-pounder has thrown for 1,280 yards through the first six games of the season for the Warriors. That’s good for an average of 213 yards-per-game to go with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions.

#15 – DJ Johnson, Gibbs (Sr)
Johnson has been unconscious for the Gladiators this season averaging over 360 yards per game through the ground and the air. In terms of passing yardage, he’s been good for 1,179 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions through the first five games.

#19 – Trent Chmelik, Countryside (Sr)
The Cougars are well-balanced on offense and when it comes to passing yardage, Chmelik’s put up 1,159 yards through the air with ten touchdowns and just two interceptions through six games for C’Side this season.

#21 – AJ Colagiovianni, Manatee (Jr)
The ‘Canes were as impressive as they’ve been all season in their district win over previously unbeaten Steinbrenner and AJ’s been steady all-season with 1,133 yards (227ypg), six touchdown passes and two interceptions.

#27 – Andrew Schaedler, Seminole (Jr)
The Warhawks are putting up points and it’s thanks in large part to Schaedler’s 1,104 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the season.

#33 – Austin Sessums, Tampa Catholic (Jr)
The Crusaders are 4-1 and Sessums has been spot-on all season throwing for 1,044 yards, 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions to lead TC through their first five games.

#37 – Cyler Doran, Fivay (Jr)
The Falcons can’t fly very high if this signal-caller can’t get going. So far in 2015, Doran’s thrown for 1,006 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.

#39 – Justin Hall, Sunlake (Jr)
The Seahawks are signal-caller has been fantastic under center throwing for just shy of 1,000 yards (994) with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions for the undefeated ‘Hawks.

#40 – Alec Cromie, Weeki Wachee (Jr)
The Hornets are enjoying a ton of success in comparison to recent memory and Cromie’s a big reason. The member of the Class of 2017 has thrown for 991 yards, ten touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

#41 – Colin Wray, Steinbrenner (So)
He stepped up big time for injured Cason Byrd and led his squad to their best start in school history. Wray’s thrown for 967 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions through the first six games this season.

#48 – Devin Black, Lennard (So)
He’s just a sophomore with an unlimited ceiling–he also has a talented running back to hand the ball of to–but Black’s 901 yards, six TD’s and 3 INT’s has been vital to the ‘Horns success in 2015.

#50 – Jacob Thomas, Wesley Chapel (Jr)
Tough times for the ‘Cats thus far in 2015, but Thomas is still averaging nearly 150 yards per game and has thrown seven touchdowns and eleven interceptions for Chapel this season.