Dunnellon football preview

Dunnellon_TigersDUNNELLON TIGERS (4A-District 4)

2014 RECORD: 6-4

HEAD COACH: Price Harris (2nd Year)

KEY PLAYERS: Kobie Jones (Sr., QB), Zahid Hujurat (Sr., LB), Javonte Johnson (Sr., OL), Rudolph Sinflorant (Sr., RB/LB), Qua’Shaud Smith (Sr., CB), Jacob Smith (Sr., OL), Darion Baker (Sr., WR), Hunter Gamble (Sr., OL/DL), Matthew Livermore (Sr., WR/DB)

2015 PREVIEW: Dunnellon brings back nine starters on both sides of the ball. Plus, they drop down a classification and should be even more competitive in coach Price Harris’ second season at the helm. The team boasts a group of seniors who have been playing together for several years and have a great rapport with each other.

Senior quarterback Kobie Jones (1,243 yards passing & 608 rushing) will be one of the keys on offense, along with senior running back Rudolph Sinflorant (872 yards rushing).

Defensively, senior cornerback Qua’Shaud Smith, who has an offer from Georgia Tech, and senior Matthew Livermore combined for 11 interceptions last season, while senior linebacker Zahid Hujurat led the team with 138 tackles.

If the comradery amongst the older players influences some of the younger players to step up and provide some depth, then the Tigers can go to the playoffs. Expectations are traditionally high in Dunnellon, and this year is no exception.

2015 SCHEDULE
Aug. 28 – vs. Crystal River
Sept. 4 – at Lecanto
Sept. 11 – vs. Citrus (Inverness)
Sept. 18 – at Belleview
Sept. 25 – vs. South Lake (Groveland)
Oct. 2 – vs. Mount Dora*
Oct. 9 – OFF
Oct. 16 – at Umatilla*
Oct. 23 – at South Sumter (Bushnell)*
Oct. 30 – vs. The Villages*
Nov. 6 – at West Port (Ocala)

*District game

Dunnellon High School website

“The Prep Zone” has been counting down to kick-off with a preview of high school football teams in the North Central Florida area.  Past team previews:

July 20 – BELL BULLDOGS
July 21 – BELLEVIEW RATTLERS
July 22 – BRADFORD (STARKE) TORNADOES
July 23 – BRANFORD BUCCANEERS
July 24 – BRONSON EAGLES
July 25 – BUCHHOLZ (GAINESVILLE) BOBCATS
July 26 – CHIEFLAND INDIANS
July 27 – CITRUS (INVERNESS) HURRICANES
July 28 – COLUMBIA (LAKE CITY) TIGERS
July 29 – DIXIE COUNTY (CROSS CITY) BEARS
July 30 – DUNNELLON TIGERS
Aug. 1 – EASTSIDE (GAINESVILLE) RAMS
Aug. 2 – FOREST (OCALA) WILDCATS
Aug. 3 – FORT WHITE INDIANS
Aug. 4 – GAINESVILLE HURRICANES
Aug. 5 – HAMILTON COUNTY (JASPER) TROJANS