On the slate for today…
High school football playoff update
FSU women’s basketball battles UCONN
FAMU football’s comeback win overshadowed by brawl
FSU football dominates Boston College
FSU basketball 2-0 to start the season
Nick Pierce, Correspondent
Tallahassee FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net)-Wakulla proved to be too much for NFC on Friday night. The War Eagles held NFC to less than 170 yards of offense in route to a 42-3 road victory.
Wakulla made the most of the first half. After Jason McCarl threw an interception on their first drive of the night, the War Eagles bounced back and scored touchdowns on their next four possessions. Jaylon Worsham, Demarcus Lindsey, Chris Beverly, and Brandon Berry all found the end zone for Wakulla, giving the War Eagles a 28-0 lead at the half.
Not much changed in the second half. Wakulla’s offensive line continued to control the game after a running clock was instituted. Derek Allen scored a 68-yard rushing touchdown on a read-option keeper during the War Eagle’s second drive of the half.
“Our offensive line has been getting better every week,” said Wakulla coach Scott Klees. “We only had one returner from last year, but he got hurt in the beginning of the year and missed the first six games. He played tonight, so we’re glad to get him back. I was very happy with the way we came out. We had a tough loss last week and our guys bounced back up, so I was really pleased with the physical part of our game.”
On NFC’s next possession, Cephus Greene intercepted quarterback J.D. Jerry. The defensive back returned the ball 60+ yards for another War Eagle touchdown. Greene had two interceptions on the night.
“He (Greene) is fast,” said Klees. “He’s a hard-nosed, young kid. He had a couple picks tonight and returned one for a touchdown, so we’re very proud of Cephus.”
It was a big night for Wakulla. The War Eagles amassed 305 yards of offense, 204 of which came on the ground. While that’s less than their 287 yard rushing average, it was more than enough to get the job done.
Wakulla hosts Arlington Country Day next Friday. NFC will play FAMU DRS.
Alec Chessari, Contributor
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Godby head basketball coach Andrew Colville preaches “Family” and that’s how he transitions his players from high school to college.
“We have been blessed to have a lot of kids get scholarships and we have had nine over the last two years,” Colville said. “It means a ton to me. I talked to Quan Jackson who is at Georgia Southern doing his first summer semester the other day. It’s like one of your own kids at home when they leave you’re sad but also happy he is doing great and he has helped me and this school.”
Colville has sent players off to Division 1, D-2 and junior collegiate programs. Jackson went off to play for Georgia Southern, Desean Enzor signed with Kings University in Tennessee, JaShon Williams signed with ASA College in Miami and Tre Clemons signed with College of Central Florida.
“We preach family and how much we care about each other. We cannot fake that with the kids. You try to fake them out, they know,” Colville said.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Two of the names that headlined Florida State’s Tuesday Pro Day were kicker Roberto Aguayo and defensive back Jalen Ramsey.
Other than Aguayo and Ramsey, 11 other players worked out for NFL scouts. Florida State has had a total of 36 draft picks since 2011 including seven first round picks.
In 2015, Jameis Winston was the first overall pick, the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of The Year and the highest draft pick to ever come out of Florida State.
Aguayo, who entered FSU as the sixth best kicker in the nation according to ESPN.com will now be leaving Florida State and entering the NFL as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history with an astounding conversion rate of .9673 (267-276). The promising kicker holds countless awards and records in the ACC division as well as the entire NCAA.
Aguayo will look to make an immediate impact on the team that selects him in this year’s draft.
Jalen Ramsey is a name that has been apart of many of the conversation for all the teams that are selecting picks 1-10. On day four of the NFL combine Jalen Ramsey (6’1, 202 LBS.) posted a 4.41 second 40-yard dash, a 41.5-inch vertical jump, and an 11-3 broad jump.
Coming into Florida State as a four-star prospect Ramsey has really proven himself these past years, and is projected to go top 10 in this years NFL draft.
“Its what I always dreamed of,“ Jalen Ramsey told reporters when asked about going first in the draft. “It’s what I worked for and I want them to pick me because I’m the best player in the draft.”
Ramsey who competed in all 13-games in the 2015 season was selected to the ALL-ACC first team and Sports Illustrated ALL-American second-team, these are just a few of his many accomplishments during his years at Florida State.
“You’re going to get championship effort every day,” Fisher told reporters. “You got a guy that’s very intelligent who can process the game, who is very physical and tough mentally and physically. And you got a great athlete. But you have a guy that wants to win not only every game, he wants to win every play.
Now the 13-players that are projected to leave Florida State will have to wait until Thursday, April 28th for their names to be selected to enter the National Football League.
By: Andrew Small
Over this past weekend, six members of last year’s FSU football team participated in the annual NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. Over 200 players were invited to the event from all over the country to make a case as to why NFL teams should draft them April 28-30. Players were asked to perform different drills based on their position. This includes bench press and the ever talked about 40-yard dash.
Below is an account of how each member of the Seminoles performed and where they have a chance of being drafted come late April. All information in here is provided by nfl.com, cbssports.com, and foxsports.com.
|Week 2/21 – 2/28|
|Tuesday||2/23/2016||Lincoln @ Godby||6:00||Godby|
|Wakulla @ Leon||4:00||Leon|
|JPII @ Florida High||6:00||Florida High|
|FAMU DRS vs Foundation||6:30||FAMU|
|Wednesday||2/24/2016||Chiles @ Rickards||6:00||Rickards|
|Thursday||2/25/2016||Wakulla vs Liberty||7:00||Wakulla|
|JPII @ Maclay||3:30||Maclay|
|NFC @ Chiles||4:30||Chiles|
|Godby vs East Gadsden||6:00||Godby|
|Rickards @ Leon||4:30||Leon|
|Friday||2/26/2016||Lincoln @ Columbus||6:30||Columbus|
|JPII vs Munroe||6:00||JPII|
|FAMU DRS vs Port St. Joe||7:00||FAMU|
|Florida High @ Taylor County||7:00||Taylor County|
|Rickards @ Godby||6:00||Godby|
|FSU vs College of Charleston||4:00||Dick Howser|
|Saturday||2/27/2016||Lincoln vs Tift County||12:00||Lincoln|
|Chiles vs Tift County||5:00||Chiles|
|FSU vs College of Charleston||1:00||Dick Howser|
|Sunday||2/28/2016||FSU vs College of Charleston||1:00||Dick Howser|
|Week 12/7 – 12/12|
|North Florida Christian @Maclay||7:00||Maclay|
|Florida High @East Gadsden||7:30||East Gadsden|
|JPII vs Aucilla Christian||7:30||JPII|
|FAMU DRS @Franklin County||7:30||Franklin County|
|Lincoln vs Jefferson County||7:30||Lincoln|
|Chiles @Taylor County||7:00||Taylor County|
|Florida High @Franklin County||7:30||Franklin County|
|Maclay vs Grace Christian County||7:00||Maclay|
|FAMU DRS vs Munroe||7:30||FAMU|
|JPII vs Pensacola Christian||7:00||JPII|
|North Florida Christian vs Rocky Bayou||7:30||NFC|
|Rickards vs East Gadsden||8:30||Rickards|
|JPII vs Rocky Bayou||12:30||JPII|
|Maclay @Orange Park||1:00||Orange Park|
|North Florida Christian vs Pensacola Christian||1:30||NFC|
|Leon vs Mosely||4:00||Source Hoops Classic|
|Lincoln vs Oldsmar Christian||5:30||Source Hoops Classic|
|Wakulla vs Port St. Joe||6:00||Wakulla|
|Godby vs Potter’s House Christian||7:00||Source Hoops Classic|
|Florida High vs Lowndes||7:30||Florida High|