Posted: 1:19 pm Monday, January 26th, 2009

Eighth-grade Kelvin Taylor headlines Class 1A all-state 

By Jason Lieser

Glades Day landed three players on the Class 1A all-state team and one of them is not even in high school yet.


Kelvin Taylor, who dominated this area as an eighth-grade running back, was voted to the first team on the strength of his area-best 24 touchdowns and 1,433 rushing yards. He averaged better than 9.0 yards per carry in his first season with the Gators.

Also making the team from Glades Day were offensive lineman Josh Cuthbert and defensive back Jarrett Swaby. Swaby already is enrolled at Central Florida and Cuthbert is being recruited by several Division I schools as a long snapper. Swaby played safety and middle linebacker in 2008 and had 77 tackles, nine pass deflections and two fumble recoveries.

American Heritage placed two players on the second team: multi-purpose athlete Darius Milines and defensive back D.J. Law. Running back James Potts was named to the honorable mention list.

Here is the full roster:

1ST TEAM

Offense

QB Nick Bracewell, Mayo Lafayette, 6-2/190, Jr.

RB Tamorris Grace, Fort Meade, 5-9/175, Sr.

RB David Pittman, Hawthorne, 5-9/190, Sr.

RB Kelvin Taylor, Glades Day, 5-11/205, 8th

OL Joey Mroczkowski, Mayo Lafayette, 6-3/285, Sr.

OL Jonathan Inoa, Miami Dade Chr., 6-2/285, Sr.

OL Spencer White, Branford, 6-1/250, Sr.

OL Nahum St. Fort, Naples St. John Neumann, 6-3/310, Sr.

OL Josh Cuthbert, Glades Day, 5-10/260, Sr.

WR Xavier Fagan, Moore Haven, 6-0/170, Sr.

WR Jamal Reid, Mayo Lafayette, 6-1/190, Sr.

PK Luke Cherry, Jacksonville Providence, 6-3/195, Sr.

UT Clint Trickett, Tallahassee North Florida Christian, 6-2/170, Jr.

Defense

DL Gary Brown, Greensboro West Gadsden, 6-4/290, Sr.

DL Keith Carter, Tallahassee North Florida Christian, 6-2/270, Sr.

DL Jimmy Office, Fort Meade, 6-0/240, Sr.

DL Josh Breitwieser, Bradenton Saint Stephen’s, 6-3/215, Sr.

DL Javon Davis, Port St. Joe, 5-9/230, Sr.

LB Daniel Mack, Miami Dade Christian, 6-0/202, Sr.

LB Austin Nelz, Naples St. John Neumann, 6-1/215, Sr.

LB Chase Griffiths, Tallahassee North Florida Christian, 6-3/225, Sr.

LB Cody Ledford, Tallahassee North Florida Christian, 6-0/220, Sr.

DB Zach Bishop, Orlando The First Academy, 6-1/200, Sr.

DB Jarrett Swaby, Glades Day, 6-0/182, Sr.

DB Ryan Fisher, Bell, 5-9/175, Sr.

P Ryan Crowley, Jacksonville University Christian, 5-10/180, Sr.

UT Jonny Sitton, Largo Indian Rocks Christian, 5-7/150, Sr.

2ND TEAM

Offense

QB Antonio Bostick, Greensboro West Gadsden, 6-3/185, Sr.

RB Ethan Englebert, Largo Indian Rocks Christian, 5-8/160, Sr.

RB Brian Law, Jacksonville University Chr., 5-6/160, Sr.

RB Calvin Pryor, Port St. Joe, 6-1/190, Soph.

OL Gabe Jarboe, Jacksonville Providence, 6-2/230, Sr.

OL Jonathan Williams, Port St. Joe, 6-2/310, Jr.

OL Chris Eiland, Fort Meade, 6-2/315, Sr.

OL Jared Smith, Jay, 6-1/220, Sr.

OL Clark Keator, Orlando First Academy, 6-0/208, Sr.

WR Dale Barlow, Jay, 6-3/175, Sr.

WR Steven Gates, Melbourne Holy Trinity, 5-9/160, Sr.

PK Pablo Escobar, Greensboro West Gadsden, 5-10/170, Sr.

UT Darius Milines, American Heritage-Delray, 6-0/175, Jr.

Defense

DL Josh Major, Tallahassee North Florida Christian, 6-1/245, Jr.

DL J.D. Richardson, Mayo Lafayette, 6-1/225, Sr.

DL Anthony Hubert, Greensboro West Gadsden, 6-0/190, Sr.

DL Billy Martin, Port St. Joe, 6-5/250, Sr.

LB Thomas Byrd, Mayo Lafayette, 6-3/210, Sr.

LB Lee Carlisle, Bell, 5-8/176, Sr.

LB Shyler Morgan, Mayo Lafayette, 5-10/180, Sr.

LB Darrell Smith, Port St. Joe, 6-2/185, Jr.

DB D.J. Law, American Heritage-Delray, 5-7/160, Sr.

DB Anthony Russell, Fort Meade, 5-10/175, Sr.

DB Treon Howard, Fort Meade, 6-0/160, Sr.

P Tim Clark, Branford, 5-11/200, Sr.

UT Byron Alderman, Hilliard, 6-2/185, Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION

QB Colton Lynch, Fort Myers Evangelical Christian, 5-9/175, Jr.

QB Hunter Tremaine, St. Petersburg Shorecrest, 5-10/193, Soph.

QB Dalton Britt, Moore Haven, 5-8/160, Sr.

RB C.J. Knowles, Wewahitchka, Jr.

RB Cody Stokes, Hilliard, 5-10/170, Sr.

RB James Potts, American Heritage-Delray, 5-11/175, Jr.

RB Cam Ayala, Bradenton Saint Stephen’s, 6-1/170, Jr.

RB Umar Merritt, Melbourne Florida Air, 5-6/165, Sr.

RB Nick Pryce, Melbourne Holy Trinity, 5-10/185, Sr.

RB Jack Schroeder, St. Petersburg Shorecrest, 6-0/175, Sr.

OL Dustin Dichiara, Daytona Beach Father Lopez, Sr.

WR Willie Quinn, Port St. Joe, 6-3/190, Jr.

LB Casey Brewer, Mayo Lafayette, 6-2/210, Sr.

LB Latray Bell, Melbourne Florida Air, 6-1/190, Soph.

DL Anthony Donato, Branford, 6-1/215, Sr.

DB Logan Cole, Orlando The First Academy, Sr.

PK Freddy Cortez, Fort Meade, 5-10/170, Sr.

UT Sergio Perez, Mayo Lafayette, 6-0/170, Sr.

UT John Battles, Greensboro West Gadsden, 5-10/170, Jr.

UT Justin Fowler, Bell, 6-3/205, Sr.