THE NEW DISTRICT ASSIGNmENTS PRO- vide the area with some interesting match- ups this fall. Ocala West Port moves up from 7A to
8A and will face Flagler Palm Coast and Jack-
sonville programs Sandalwood, Mandarin
and First Coast, which also moved up one
Another Ocala team, Forest, drops
from 7A to competitive 6A-District 5,
both of whom made the playoffs last year.
John Lutheran), Nate Varnadore (Crystal River), Mike
Garofano (Springstead) and Mark Latkso (Gainesville).
Marion, who played at the University of Nebraska
and was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the
Dallas Cowboys, is one of several coaches in the area
who have played college football.
Other area coaches who played Division I football
include Trinity Catholic’s John Brantley, Fort White’s
Demetric Jackson and Hernando’s Dwayne Mobley – all
of whom played for Florida.
Columbia’s Brian Allen and Bishop McLaughlin’s Der-
rick Alexander played at Florida State.
UP AND COMING
It’s not often a freshman football player receives an
offer from a BCS program. But this spring, Trinity Catho-
lic defensive end Jordan Woods ( 64 tackles, 3 sacks in
2012) received an offer from South Carolina.
“You hear about it, but I’ve never actually seen
it,” head coach John Brantley told the Ocala
Last fall, Woods was named to the Max-
Preps Freshman All-American team.
Meanwhile, at county rival North Marion,
Caleb Seiler is a signal-caller from the Class
of 2016 who is expected to play quarterback
for the junior varsity this season. But since
Ocala Forest transfer Jake Roddenberry had to sit
out the spring game, the 5-foot- 9, 238-pounder with a
strong arm made the most of his varsity debut.
He completed 7-of- 10 passes for 162 yards and a
touchdown in two quarters and appears to be the future
of the Colts.
“Caleb is going to be a great player,” head coach Craig
Damon told the Star-Banner. “He’s got great feet and
ALL-NORTH CENTRAL TEAm
QB Carlton Reid
RB Tony James
RB James Allen
WR Kenric Young
WR Natrell Jamerson
TE Lilkano Dillard
OL Ben Jones
OL Christian Pellage
OL Marquis Richards Gainesville
OL Deontae Crumitie Columbia
OL Connor Foradas
UT Kenny Dinkins
DL Rohan Blackwood Nature Coast
DL Jordan Woods
DL Kewan Jones
DL Barry Johnson
LB Marquis Hendrix
LB Jeremiah Jackson Purdue
LB Juan Jenkins
DB Dominique Brown Trinity Catholic
DB Trey Marshall
DB Ahmed Ivey
DB Rakeem Battle
UT Quincy Green
TOP 5 TEAmS
1NORTH MARION: Despite losing most of their offensive line, their quarterback
and Georgia-bound Reggie Wilkerson, the
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