This is the Tampa Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County Football Team.
OFFENSE: First Team
QB Deiondre Porter, Jefferson, Sr.: Dual-threat quarterback led county with 3,199 passing yards and 33 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,499 yards with 20 TDs.
RB Ray Ray McCloud III, Sickles, Jr.: County’s leading rusher with 2,316 yards and 26 touchdowns. He led the Gryphons to the region championship game.
RB Deon Thompson, Tampa Bay Tech, Sr.: He had 1,252 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns.
RB Ish Witter, Alonso, Sr.: The Missouri-commit had 1,228 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns.
WR Alex Jackson, Plant, Sr.: “Buda” totaled 1,690 all-purpose yards with 12 touchdowns, several at crucial moments in key games.
WR Justin Motlow, Tampa Catholic, Sr.: Played everywhere but was most threatening at receiver, where he caught 68 passes for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns.
WR Auden Tate, Wharton, Jr.: Dynamic athlete caught 49 passes for 815 yards and five touchdowns.
OL Gary Brown, Alonso, Sr.: Georgia Tech commit paved the way for Ravens’ formidable rushing scheme.
OL Jake Fruhmorgen, Plant, Jr.: Top recruit for 2015 paved way for one of state’s top offenses.
OL Zach Hudson, Sickles, Sr.: Missouri-commit led Sickles in one of the county’s top rushing attacks.
OL Corey Martinez, Tampa Catholic, Sr.: All-American and county’s top recruit will play for Florida State in the fall.
OL Montel McBride, Plant City, Sr.: Alabama-commit lived up to the hype, bull-dozing for running backs and protecting his quarterback.
DEFENSE: First Team
DL Josh Black, Sickles, Sr.: Racked up 20 sacks and 103 tackles on the year.
DL John Broome, Plant City, Sr.: The FIU commit was terror on quarterbacks, collecting 17 sacks.
DL Byron Cowart, Armwood, Jr.: Rated the nation’s No. 1 DE for next year’s recruiting class, Cowart racked up 13 sacks for the season and five tackles a game.
DL Hiriam Fredrick, Armwood, Sr.: Never took a play off and led Hawks’ D-linemen with an average of 5.6 tackles a game.
LB Andrew Beck, Plant, Sr.: University of Texas commit led the Panthers with 110 tackles.
LB Juwuan Brown, Jefferson, Sr.: Collected 12 sacks and 77 tackles on the season.
LB Jordan Griffin, Armwood, Jr.: The Hawks mainstay in middle, Griffin averaged 11 tackles a game.
LB Vincent Jackson, Jesuit, Sr.: Top recruit had 87 tackles, eight QB hurries for state playoff team.
LB Deondre Romeo, East Bay, Sr.: Racked up 134 tackles and helped the Indians earn a district title.
LB Fred Russ, Tampa Bay Tech, Sr.: The Titans leading tackler with an average of 11.4 a game.
DB Tajee Fullwood, Tampa Bay Tech, Sr.: Intercepted three passes against Plant and posed permanent problems for every opponent.
DB Kyle Gibson, Armwood, Sr.: Four-star safety finished with six interceptions, including two in state championship game.
DB Austin Hudson, Plant, Sr.: Wisconsin commit totaled 88 tackles and collected two interceptions.
DB Chavez Pownell, Jefferson, Sr.: Pownell averaged six tackles a game, intercepted five passes on the season and totaled 969 all-purpose yards playing offense.
SPECIALISTS: First Team
ATH TJ Harrell, Tampa Catholic, Sr.: Two-way star was team’s leading rusher with 593 yards and played three different positions on defense.
ATH Dwayne Lawson, Hillsborough, Jr.: Threw for 2,120 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,068 and nine touchdowns.
K Sterling Hofrichter, Armwood, Jr.: Led the Hawks in scoring with 98 points and sent 80 percent of kickoffs into the end zone.
P Austin Iglehart, Berkeley Prep, Sr.: Averaged 43.15 yards a punt with a long of 77 yards.
RET Kezio Snelling, Steinbrenner, Jr.: Totaled 429 yards on kickoff returns and 297 on punt returns, and finished with 1,341 all-purpose yards.
SECOND TEAM: Offense
QB Colby Brown, Plant, Sr.
RB Chris Greene, East Bay, Sr.
RB Patrick Brooks, Plant, Jr.
RB Jeffrey Keil, Wharton, Sr.
WR Jaaron Barrett, Sickles, Sr.
WR Ventell Bryant, Jefferson, Sr.
WR Anthony Rhynes, Middleton, Sr.
OL Richard Bush, Plant, Sr.
OL Frank Carter, Hillsborough, Sr.
OL Josh Marrero, Jefferson, Sr.
OL Ray Raulerson, Plant, Sr.
OL Jack Taylor, Jesuit, Sr.
DL Marques Ford, East Bay, Jr.
DL Sedrick King, Plant City, Sr.
DL Shavar Manual, Blake, So.
DL Dontriel Perry, Durant, Sr.
DL Devin Santana, Sickles, Sr.
LB Azeez Al-Shaiir, Hillsborough, Jr.
LB Anthony Davis, Chamberlain, Sr.
LB Nick Mosco, Jesuit, Fr.
LB Kyle Walker, Jefferson, Sr.
LB Tre Watson, Tampa Catholic, Sr.
DB Aaron Covington, Armwood, Jr.
DB Derrick Ingram, Jefferson, Sr.
DB Amani Oruwariye, Gaither, Sr.
DB Mazzi Wilkins, Plant, Sr.
ATH Deon Cain, Tampa Bay Tech, Jr.
ATH Noah Johnson, Armwood, Jr.
K Austin Cobb, Newsome, Jr.
P Stephen Yaffe, Carrollwood Day, So.
RET Talvin Bailey, Armwood, Sr.
Alonso: Roosevelt Lawrence, Christian Loubriel, Chris Oladokun, Brandon Robinson. Armwood: Thomas Bartley, Craig Carrington, Deandreo Hudson, Trevor Laurent, Greg Newton, Jeremy Ware. Berkeley Prep: Clint Gasque, Jacob Mathis, Brad Mayes, Jared Shimberg. Blake: Corey Bennett, Julian Jackson, Kristian Robinson, Josh Vizcaino. Bloomingdale: Jacob Cogger, Logan Crouse, Trey Curry, John Hester, Tyler Jahn, Jose Lucas, Isaiah McIntyre, Fito Merzier, Doug Sandberg, Ryan Voyles, Alan Yearby. Brandon: John Gianino, Brandon Jones, Jon Jones, Darren Lester. Cambridge Chr.: Trevor Smith, Josh Wolcott, Lloyd Woods, Garrett Young. Carrollwood Day: Dominic Cuono, Elias Earley, Max Frankel, Taylor King, Willie Parker, Michael Smith. Chamberlain: Dakari Highsmith, Tyrell Reed, Michael Rivera, William Shidler. Durant: Gabe Brown, John Hendricks, Nick Insley, Colin Kiehlmeier, Chris Powell, Joe Williamson. East Bay: Anton Crutcher, Kameron Daniels, Daniel Decorieux, Caleb Holley, Eric Latortue. Freedom: Dillon Browne, Heath Grady, Anthony Hendry, Scott Patchan, Malik Robinson. Gaither: Nate Ferguson, Jimmy Golden, Alex McGough, Jeff Suarez. Hillsborough: Xavier Byrd, Rudy Dawson, Christian Flores. Jefferson: Zack Buchanon, Mondreas Lofton, James Wilson. Jesuit: Kevin Newman, Drew Paulsen, Jack Taylor, Vincent Testaverde, James Vrionis, Rhett Waldron. King: Alhomsi Bader, Javonte Brice, Edwin Josainvil, Jean-Edby Mercer, Donnell Taylor, Grey Thompson. Lennard: Danny Cooper, Darren Daniel, Diontae Johnson. Leto: Josh Dupree, Vinny LaRosa. Middleton: Gabriella Lyuanda, Marcellus Ray, Brandon Tillman. Newsome: Bruce Anderson, Ramsey Bennett, Chris Bryant, Ken Burnham, Travis Hempstead, Tyson Mills, Spencer Preston, Aaron Wade. Plant: Hunter Anderson, Fletcher Barnes, Matthew Beadle, Raeder Frantzen, Kyle Henderson, Jackson Kilcoyne, Clarke Miller, Jordan Reed. Plant City: Hassan Bailey, Patrick Colleran, Sawyer Dawson, Landon Galloway, Markese Hargrove, Chase Tavares, Jyquis Thomas. Riverview: Reggie Desronvic, Jontae Johnson, Fred McCoy, Brandon Stage, Keisean Young. Robinson: Terrance Baldwin, Jerson Camacho, Jahrvis Davenport, Jordan Guyton, Javaughn Johnson, Keldrick Preston. Seffner Chr.: Caleb Newman, Trent Puleo, Robbie Shell. Sickles: Jake Hampton, Wes Harris, Issac Holder, Chett Levay, Daniel Lezotte, Deandre McClean. Spoto: James Bethea, Ed Hiraldo, Mark McCoy, Rafael Morales, Traverian Williams. Steinbrenner: Curtis Fitch, Nick Nankovitch, Drew Stevens, Andre Washington. Strawberry Crest: Alex Carswell, Matt Chaney, Josh Engram, Josh Hyde, Cody Nulph, Chris Perez. Tampa Catholic: Malik Barrow, Willie Conley, Cody Endris, Kyle Ploucher. Tampa Bay Tech: Alex Roque, Elijah Spann, Micah Tucker, Rashawn Washington. Wharton: Javonte Hayes, Jeremy Jefferson, Antonio Joseph, Chase Litton.
About the team
The Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County football team was selected by staff writers Scott Purks and Nick Williams, high school sports editor Doug Jacobs and correspondent Jarrett Guthrie. The picks were based on regular-season and postseason performances. The all-conference teams selected by the public school coaches was strongly considered. The Tribune’s Player and Coach of the Year for football will be announced at the annual Parade of Athletes banquet on May 19, 2014.