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Freshman Football Takes Over

Julia Coin, Sports Editor

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Everyone’s heard of the Friday night lights that shine on the varsity football team, but many overlook the night prior. Thursday night lights deserve some acknowledgement too, especially this year. 2016’s freshman football team completed their first season on October 20th, and they now hold the undefeated title.  With these boys moving up to the JV team next year, and eventually to varsity, the Fort Myers High School’s renown football program has a future shining bright with green.

It wasn’t just a series of close games either; many of them were blowouts. They finished their season with an 8 and 0 record, shutting out half of their opponents. The season opened with a 34-0 win at North Fort Myers, and from there the streak was kept. They dominated Mariner (41-0), Estero (23-0), and North Fort Myers (34-0) again.

Brantley Rodda, tight end and defensive end, was new to FMHS this year and had only previously played with one of the other players . His freshman year certainly isn’t off to a bad start and he is more than grateful to be a part of this great team. When speaking to Rodda, he stayed humble saying, “Being undefeated is a great feeling, and we couldn’t have done it without our coaches.”

Steve Cato, head coach of the freshman team, is proud to lead this talented group of young men. He obviously has pride in all the Green Wave teams, like the majority of the FMHS student body, pointing out that “it’s tough being perfect, unless you’re the Greenwave.”

It’s known and accepted that the freshman teams don’t get the same kind of turnout as varsity, but keep an eye on the class of 2020. They just might develop into a team that will bring waves of pride to the Greenies for the rest of their high school careers.


2016 Freshman Football Scores

  • 34-0 (W) @ North Fort Myers
  • 28-6 (W) vs. South Fort Myers
  • 32-12 (W) @ Charlotte
  • 28-6 (W) @ Lehigh
  • 41-0 (W) @ Mariner
  • 23-0 (W) vs. Estero
  • 34-0 (W) @ North Fort Myers
  • 24-6 (W) vs. Riverdale

Keep watching these guys:

2016 Freshman Football Roster

# Name Positions
 

2       

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

12

13

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

24

25

27

28

32

35

42

50

51

53

54

55

56

57

58

64

65

66

72

73

77

81

88

 

John-John Coleus        

Nate Davis

Alfonzo Churchwell

Terrance Cherry

Devon Dawson

Bijahnn Merisier

Bradley Merilus

Sean Shore

Jarvis Coleman

Zavion Battle

Josh Gergley

Ryan Welsh

Joeseph DeDonato

Stein Cadet

Dwight Gibbons

Dorrian Felix

Alex Cardenas

Ethan Trombetti

Brady Luttrell

Christian Spencer

Dorien Parris

Reily Boland

Brantley Rodda

Sean Gordon

Bernard Bornelus

Noel Victor

Kevin Sanchez

Giovanni Lucsama

Anthony Flores

Will Adams

Josh Repetti

Wyatt Sargent

Will Strange

Jake Sonn

Jacob McCabe

Edmond Dury

Brett Bradley

Michael Foley

Josh Sanchez

Darrun Smith

 

RB, DB

Rec, DB

RB, DB

FB, DB

RB, DB

Rec, DB

FB, DE

QB, DB

RB, DB

RB, FS

TE, DE

Rec, DB

GB, DB

WR, DB

RB, DB

RB, LB

RB, DB

Rec, DB

RB, DB

RB, DB

FB, LB

TE, TE

TE, DE

K, K

RG, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DE

OL, LB

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

OL, DT

TE, DT

RB, DE

 

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