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2020 Mr. Football class release


GAINESVILLE (January 6) — The finalists for the 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Football and Football Coach of the Year have been announced following balloting by a statewide panel of high school football coaches and prep media representatives.

Every finalist was the leading vote-getter in his classification, making each one the Player of the Year or Coach of the Year in his class. The two overall winners will be announced following a final round of balloting by coaches and media.

2020 Mr. Football Finalists (Area players in bold)

Bobby McMillian, Senior, Running Back, Vero Beach, Class 8A Player of the Year
Rushed for 1,116 yards on 165 carries (6.8 avg.) with 20 TDs. Caught 37 passes for 419 yards and 4 TDs. Signed with Arkansas State University.

Trey Wainwright, Senior, Quarterback, Niceville, Class 7A Player of the Year
Led his team to an 11-1 record and a spot in the state Final Four by completing 133-of-184 passes (72.3%) for 2,584 yards with 33 TDs and 3 interceptions.

Jaylon Glover, Junior, Running Back, Lake Gibson, Class 6A Player of the Year
Rushed for 1,588 yards on 161 carries (9.9 avg.) with 31 TDs. Had 10 receptions for 155 yards and 3 TDs.

Joseph Pesansky, Senior, Quarterback, Tampa Jesuit, Class 5A Player of the Year
Led his team to a 14-1 record and a spot in the state Final Four by completing 164-of-259 passes (63.3%) for 2,930 yards with 35 TDs and 5 interceptions. Signed with Holy Cross.

DJ Arroyo, Senior, Quarterback, Cocoa, Class 4A Player of the Year
Led his team to a 10-1 record and a spot in the state Final Four by completing 174-of-227 passes (76.7%) for 2,708 yards with 21 TDs and 7 interceptions.

Jay Allen, Senior, Quarterback, John Carroll, Class 3A Player of the Year
Led his team to a 9-2 record by completing 125-of-233 passes for 2,417 yards with 29 TDs and 9 interceptions. Also rushed for 255 yards and 4 TDs. Has committed to play baseball at the University of Florida.

Tyous Taylor, Senior, Quarterback, Champagnat Catholic, Class 2A Player of the Year
Led his team to the state championship by completing 123-of-173 passes for 2,165 yards with 36 TDs and 5 interceptions.

Joe Brunson, Senior, Running Back, Class 1A Player of the Year
Led his team to the state championship by rushing for 2,519 yards on 340 carries (7.4 avg.) and 28 TDs. On defense, he had 60 tackles with three interceptions. Signed with Reinhardt University.

Jaeden Dunning, Senior, Athlete, Tampa Bay Christian, Independent Player of the Year
Combined for more than 1,000 rushing and receiving yards on offense. Defensively, had 80 tackles plus four interceptions.

2020 Football Coach of the Year Finalists:

Eric Lodge, Seminole, Class 8A Coach of the Year
In his first year as a head coach after four years as Seminole’s defensive coordinator, Lodge led his squad to a 12-0 record and the Class 8A state title.

Cameron Duke, Edgewater, Class 7A Coach of the Year
Led his team to an 8-3 record and a second straight state runnerup finish. Also advanced to the state Final Four in 2018. In four years at Edgewater has posted a 42-10 record after serving as head coach at Lake Highland Prep for three years.

Walter Banks, Lake Minneola, Class 6A Coach of the Year
Led his team to an 11-2 record and a state runnerup finish, becoming the first Lake County school to play for the state title since 1983. Took over the program in 2015 and has posted a 37-29 record, with a 20-6 mark the past two years.

Quintin Lewis, Rickards, Class 5A Coach of the Year
Led his team to a 10-2 record and a state runnerup finish. In nine years at Rickards, Lewis has posted a 64-37 record.

Matt DuBuc, Cardinal Gibbons, Class 4A Coach of the Year
DuBuc led his squad to an 8-1 record and the Class 4A state title. In five years at Cardinal Gibbons, he has compiled a 52-10 record, including the 2018 Class 5A state championship.

Verlon Dorminey, Trinity Christian (Jacksonville), Class 3A Coach of the Year
Led his team to a 12-1 record and the state title, knocking off three-time defending champion Chaminade-Madonna for the title. It was the eighth state title for Dorminey, who has posted a 296-76 record in 30 years at Trinity Christian.

Hector Clavijo, Champagnat Catholic, Class 2A Coach of the Year
Led his team to an 11-2 record and a second straight Class 2A state title. In three years at Champagnat, Clavijo has posted a 30-11 record with a state runnerup finish in 2018 to go with his two state championship wins.

Matt Brunson, Baker, Class 1A Coach of the Year
Led his team to a 14-0 record and the school’s first state title since 1993. In 10 years at Baker, he has compiled a 106-18 record with six straight Final Four appearances and two state runnerup finishes. In 24 years at Vernon (35-12), Crestview (64-40) and Baker he has posted a 205-70 record.

Guerschom Demosthenes, Orlando Christian Prep, Independent Coach of the Year
Led his team to an 8-2 record and the Sunshine State Athletic Conference state championship. In seven years at OCP, he has compiled a 64-19 record with another SSAC championship in 2018.

Final voting numbers by class (top five):

Class 8A
Player School Points
Bobby McMillian Vero Beach 110
Branden Jennings Sandalwood (Jacksonville) 77
Shambre Jackson Boone 54
Anthony Williams Lake Brantley 50
Keymari Odum Ridge Community 49

Coach School Points
Eric Lodge Seminole 185
Doug Nichols Osceola 89
Dave Dunn Columbus 32
Jeff Rolson Apopka 30
Darrell Sutherland Bartram Trail (St. Johns) 25

Class 7A
Player School Points
Trey Wainwright Niceville 81
David Wright Tampa Bay Tech 70
Dallas Turner St. Thomas Aquinas 62
Ezra Brennan Mitchell 47
Colin Blazek Venice 39

Coach School Points
Cameron Duke Edgewater 113
Roger Harriott St. Thomas Aquinas 79
Grant Thompson Niceville 67
Jake Coulson Bloomingdale 52
Andy Schmitz Mitchell 39

Class 6A
Player School Points
Jaylon Glover Lake Gibson 152
Sam Edwards St. Augustine 117
Sagel Hickson Palmetto 31
Ty Baxter St. Augustine 30
Jordan Oladokan Gaither 24

Coach School Points
Walter Banks Lake Minneola 147
Brian Braddock St. Augustine 107
Roland Smith Central 95
Robert Paxia Lake Gibson 27
Tyler Tate Dillard 20

Class 5A
Player School Points
Joseph Pesansky Tampa Jesuit 134
Al’Querious Ray Clay (Green Cove Springs) 98
James Williams American Heritage 51
Jaquez Moore Suwannee (Live Oak) 42
Jaison Patterson Ed White (Jacksonville) 34

Coach School Points
Quintin Lewis Rickards 148
Pat Surtain American Heritage 104
Mark Thompson Tampa Jesuit 72
Price Harris Dunnellon 59
Elijah Williams Jones 27

Class 4A
Player School Points
DJ Arroyo Cocoa 98
Kade Frew Bolles (Jacksonville) 88
Abreon Torres Astronaut 83
Caden Fordham Bolles (Jacksonville) 71
Camron Miller Fernandina Beach 31

Coach School Points
Matt DuBuc Cardinal Gibbons 144
Matt Toblin Bolles (Jacksonville) 125
Ryan Schneider Cocoa 57
Corey Fuller Gadsden County 42
Jared Allen Santa Fe (Alachua) 37

Class 3A
Player School Points
Jay Allen John Carroll 103
Davin Wydner Holy Trinity 69
Ja’Cory Jordan Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 54
Tre Donaldson Florida High 51
Jake Slaughter Trinity Catholic (Ocala) 39

Coach School Points
Verlon Dorminey Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 145
Jarrod Hickman Florida High 68
Dameon Jones Chaminade Madonna 66
Danny Williams Lakeland Christian 37
Dominick Ciao Berkeley Prep 37

Class 2A
Player School Points
Tyous Taylor Champagnat Catholic 113
Danny Stutsman Foundation Academy 69
Joe Carter University Christian (Jacksonville) 43
Deandrae McCray No. Florida Christian 25

Coach School Points
Hector Clavijo Champagnat Catholic 149
Cornelius Shaw Victory Christian 100
David Penland University Christian (Jacksonville) 127
Brad Lord Foundation Academy 61
Travis Puleo Seffner Christian 50
Mike Alstott Northside Christian 29

Class 1A Player School Points
Joe Brunson Baker 153
Jailen Ruth Hawthorne 92
Jayden Jackson Northview 78
Nate Mikell Wildwood 61
Makai Johnson Newberry 32

Coach School Points
Matt Brunson Baker 201
Cornelius Ingram Hawthorne 152
Mike Coe Madison County 60
Bill Thomas Sneads 27
John Pate Hilliard 17

Independent Player School Points
Jaedan Dunning Tampa Bay Christian 101
Ty’quan Wiggins Mt. Dora Christian 87
DJ Clark St. Stephen’s 27

Coach School Points
Guerschom Demosthenes Orlando Christian Prep 134
Mike Kintz Mt. Dora Christian 83
Jim Stomps Christ’s Church Academy (Jacksonville) 37

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