Part 2: Four 2018 Defensive Graduates Leaving Legacies

BCP, July 9, 2019- Today we jump into the new week with the second part to this series, (again, in no particular order, just a list of impactful seniors). Here’s another group of 813 athletes in the now-graduated 2019 class that are starting their next chapters; leaving huge shoes to fill.

  1. Gaither High LB, Brysen Roth- This 6’2″ 200-pound brick wall and four-year middle linebacker for the Cowboys shows no mercy for ball carriers popping out of gaps. In 10 games battled according to MaxPreps data, the witty senior and his lateral quickness in the front seven accumulated 132 total tackles with 13.2 TPG, (ranked 4th LB in FL for tackles, played 2 fewer games and averaged 1 or 2 more TPG than top three leaders), 101 solo with 13.2 TPG, 11 TFLs, 4 sacks for a total 18 yard-loss, an INT and 3 forced fumbles. Roth’s next-level size and x-ray vision are two highly-valued attributes every great linebacker should possess and won’t go unnoticed on people’s radars.

Gaither High LB, Brysen Roth

2. Jesuit High DB, Jaden Pask- This 5’11” 175-pound senior captain residing in the Tiger’s secondary was no stranger to production, tallying 116 total tackles, 80 solo with 8.3 TPG, 24 TFLs, 6 sacks, 2 interceptions, forced 2 fumbles and recovered 1, blocked 2 punts, 10 QB hurries, 2 safeties, and 1 TD. Jaden’s unrelenting motor to contribute all around the defense and AGGRESSIVE instincts earned him Defensive MVP, Second-Team All-Sate, First-Team All-County, and his commitment to Davidson College. Playing on the diamond in a span of 20 games and 40 plate appearances, Pask recorded a .294 batting average, .375 on-base percentage, 10 hits, 4 RBIs, two doubles, and 9 runs.

Jesuit High DB, Jaden Pask

3. Bloomingdale DL, Malik Womack- The 6’ 260-pound 2018 First-Team All-Conference, First-Team All-County, AND First-Team All-State defensive tackle had folks seriously wide-eyed in his final rodeo as a Bull. In 13 games played, the defensive MVP collected 71 total tackles, 37 solo, 14.5 TFLs, 8 sacks for a total 30-yard loss, 3 fumble recoveries and 4 pass deflections. Malik’s tenacious pursuit of the ball carrier assisted B-dale tremendously in breaking down offensive frontlines all year long; RPA college is getting a steal landing this interior lineman.

Bloomingdale DL, Malik Womack

4. Tampa Catholic SS/ATH Caleb Tate- University at Buffalo commit (listed as LB) and human highlight reel (12 and a half minute senior year tape!) attracted a vast amount of attention around the bay area. In 10 games played as a Crusader, the 6’1” 195-pound ATHLETE amassed 96 total tackles, 62 solo with 7.2 TPG, 12 TFLs, 4 INTs, 2 sacks, forced 2 fumbles, 240 rushing yards on 38 carries, averaging 6.3 YPC, a pair of scores running the rock and 1 TD from a fumble recovery. Tate’s unparalleled on-field contributions and every-down play-maker mentalities are traits UAB can pat themselves on the back for pulling the trigger on and boy will it pay dividends.

Tampa Catholic SS/ATH Caleb Tate

Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor