Posted: 3:17 pm Saturday, January 5th, 2013

2012 All-State football breakdown: 58 players on 25 area teams honored 

By Matt Porter

No Palm Beach County team brought home a championship in 2012, but there were plenty of individual players who excelled.

In total, fifty-eight players from the area were selected for the All-State teams, as chosen by the state’s newspaper editors and reporters covering high school football.

Twenty-five of the area’s 46 football teams had a player on the teams. There were 20 first-team selections from twelve area programs.

American Heritage led the way with four first-teamers — including Notre Dame-committed running back Greg Bryant — and eight players overall. Two of Seminole Ridge’s four players were first-team selections.

Dwyer had five players honored, including first-team defensive lineman Mark Kelly. He was one of four area juniors chosen for a first team, along with Inlet Grove athlete Shawun Lurry, Palm Beach Central offensive lineman Kc McDermott and Park Vista defensive back Marques Gayot.

Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor, a first-team Class 2A selection, also made the first team eighth-grader, a freshman and a junior. He would have been a surefire pick after his sophomore season in 2010, but teams were not chosen that year.

ALL-STATE PLAYERS FROM PALM BEACH COUNTY, TREASURE COAST

as chosen by Florida newspaper editors and reporters

CLASS 8A – First team: Palm Beach Central OL Kc McDermott*; Park Vista DB Marques Gayot*; Seminole Ridge DL Kyle Shortridge, DB Omar Pierre-Louis. Second team: Palm Beach Gardens OL James Cruise; Palm Beach Central OL Nickedel Pierre; Seminole Ridge DL Jason Shepherd. Third team: Centennial DL Jay-nard Bostwick; Seminole Ridge RB Silas Spearman. Honorable mention: John I. Leonard QB Adam Johnson; Palm Beach Central RB Lloyd Howard; Palm Beach Gardens RB Jermaine Carn, WR Frank Brown.

CLASS 7A – First team: Atlantic DB Brisly Estime; Dwyer DL Mark Kelly*; Fort Pierce Central DL Jerandious Works, LB Stacy Noble, DB Joe Figueroa; Lake Worth OL James Looney. Second team: Dwyer WR Johnnie Dixon*, DL Malik Brown; Port St. Lucie ATH D.J. Juste. Third team: Atlantic DL Keith Bryant; Royal Palm Beach DB Jimmy Moreland*. Honorable mention: Dwyer LB Jarred Brown, DB Jonathan Moxey; Fort Pierce Central QB Sam Vaughn*, RB Marcus Levy, DL Rashawn Shaw.

CLASS 6A - Third team: South Fork DB Mike Harris. Honorable mention: South Fork QB Cody Labanowitz.

CLASS 5A – First team: Glades Central CB Will Likely. Second team: Jensen Beach P Shane Laychur. Honorable mention: Boynton Beach QB Jake Lutzen; Suncoast DT Ke’Tyrus Marks.

CLASS 4A – First team: Inlet Grove ATH Shawun Lurry*. Second team: Clewiston RB Virthavious Robinson.

CLASS 3A – First team: American Heritage RB Greg Bryant, ATH Marcus Davis, K Greg Joseph, LB Jake Giordano. Second team: American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson, DL Giancarlo Bennardo, DB Xavier Swinton; Cardinal Newman ATH Travis Rudolph*; King’s Academy P Paul Schumacher*. Honorable mention: Benjamin RB McKenna Johnston*, TE Jonathan Pavlov; Cardinal Newman TE Matt Burke; John Carroll ATH Edwin Thomas*; Pope John Paul II ATH Will Jeanlys*.

CLASS 2A — First team: Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor, OL Cody McGahee, DL Jose Penton; Village Academy QB Larry Brihm. Second team: Village Academy WR Tre’Quan Smith*, DB Erich Maine. Honorable mention: Glades Day TE Nathan Lee.

* – junior

Sorted by team …

FIRST TEAM

CLASS 8A – Palm Beach Central OL Kc McDermott*; Park Vista DB Marques Gayot*; Seminole Ridge DL Kyle Shortridge, DB Omar Pierre-Louis; CLASS 7A – Atlantic DB Brisly Estime; Dwyer DL Mark Kelly*; Fort Pierce Central DL Jerandious Works, LB Stacy Noble, DB Joe Figueroa; Lake Worth OL James Looney; CLASS 5A – Glades Central CB Will Likely; CLASS 4A – Inlet Grove ATH Shawun Lurry*; CLASS 3A – American Heritage RB Greg Bryant, ATH Marcus Davis, K Greg Joseph, LB Jake Giordano; CLASS 2A — Glades Day RB Kelvin Taylor, OL Cody McGahee, DL Jose Penton; Village Academy QB Larry Brihm.

SECOND TEAM

CLASS 8A — Palm Beach Gardens OL James Cruise; Palm Beach Central OL Nickedel Pierre; Seminole Ridge DL Jason Shepherd; CLASS 7A — Dwyer WR Johnnie Dixon*, DL Malik Brown; Port St. Lucie ATH D.J. Juste; CLASS 5A — Jensen Beach P Shane Laychur; CLASS 4A — Clewiston RB Virthavious Robinson; CLASS 3A — American Heritage OL Roderick Johnson, DL Giancarlo Bennardo, DB Xavier Swinton; Cardinal Newman ATH Travis Rudolph*; King’s Academy P Paul Schumacher*; CLASS 2A — Village Academy WR Tre’Quan Smith*, DB Erich Maine.

THIRD TEAM

CLASS 8A — Centennial DL Jay-nard Bostwick; Seminole Ridge RB Silas Spearman; CLASS 7A — Atlantic DL Keith Bryant; Royal Palm Beach DB Jimmy Moreland*; CLASS 6A — South Fork DB Mike Harris.

HONORABLE MENTION

CLASS 8A — John I. Leonard QB Adam Johnson; Palm Beach Central RB Lloyd Howard; Palm Beach Gardens RB Jermaine Carn, WR Frank Brown; CLASS 7A — Dwyer LB Jarred Brown, DB Jonathan Moxey; Fort Pierce Central QB Sam Vaughn*, RB Marcus Levy, DL Rashawn Shaw; CLASS 6A — South Fork QB Cody Labanowitz; CLASS 5A – Boynton Beach QB Jake Lutzen; Suncoast DT Ke’Tyrus Marks; CLASS 3A — American Heritage LB Evan Harvey, Benjamin RB McKenna Johnston*, TE Jonathan Pavlov; Cardinal Newman TE Matt Burke; John Carroll ATH Edwin Thomas*; Pope John Paul II ATH Will Jeanlys*; CLASS 2A — Glades Day TE Nathan Lee.

* – junior