2020 All-Chronicle Football Team



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Nehemiah Vann, sophomore, Seven Rivers Christian

Running Back

Joel Velazquez, freshman, Crystal River

Zaire Wilcox, senior, Lecanto

Wide Receiver

Mario Aguilera, junior, Seven Rivers Christian

C.J. Phillips, senior, Seven Rivers Christian

Tight End

Brock Summers, senior, Seven Rivers Christian

Offensive Line

Logan Alford, junior, Seven Rivers Christian

Hunter Beyer, senior, Citrus

Jacob Cameron, junior, Lecanto

Evan Louden, senior, Crystal River

Tanner Short, senior, Lecanto


Zach Van Fleet, sophomore, Crystal River

Offensive Player of Year finalists

C.J. Phillips, Sr., wide receiver, Seven Rivers Christian

Far and away paced the county in receiving with 34 receptions for 505 yards, hauling in four touchdown passes. Also ran for a score and threw for a pair of touchdowns, and added 375 yards as a kick returner to total 986 all-purpose yards.

Joel Velazquez, Fr., running back, Crystal River

In just six games he rushed for a team-high 623 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and 103.8 per game. Additionally, he tossed two touchdown passes. He ran for a combined 293 yards and two scores against Citrus and Lecanto.

Zaire Wilcox, Sr., running back, Lecanto

The 2019 Offensive Player of the Year with Citrus, he rushed for county bests of 730 yards and nine touchdowns in just seven games. He also ran for eight 2-point conversions and served as a ‘Wildcat’ style quarterback for the Panthers.


Defensive Line

Logan Frederick, junior, Citrus

Daunte Gunter, senior, Crystal River

Jarred Newell, senior, Crystal River

Cole Richardson, junior, Seven Rivers Christian


Ian Richardson, senior, Seven Rivers Christian

Caleb Holloway, junior, Citrus

Jose Rodriguez, senior, Lecanto

Defensive Back

Dwann McCray, sophomore, Lecanto

Jacob Palmeri, junior, Citrus

Aiden Topping, senior, Citrus


Jared Sheley, senior, Lecanto


Manny Hampton, senior, Crystal River

C.J. Henry, senior, Lecanto

Cason Williamson, sophomore, Citrus

Defensive Player of Year finalists

Logan Frederick, Jr., defensive end, Citrus

He paced the Hurricanes in both total tackles (69) and tackles for a loss (13), as well as sacks with seven out of 13 total for the team. He caused two fumbles, and in four games had double-digit tackles and three times recorded two sacks.

Daunte Gunter, Sr., defensive end, Crystal River

In his lone season of playing high school football, the basketball standout totaled 43 tackles, including a team-best eight for a loss. Plus he recorded seven of the team’s nine total sacks, and was first team All-Gulf Coast 8 as a defensive lineman and tight end.

Dwann McCray, So., safety, Lecanto

Out of the defensive backfield he was one of the top Panthers in tackles with 85, including four for a loss. Four times he posted double digits tackles, with 17 against Citrus and 18 in a playoff game at Pasco. He recovered two fumbles and had two pass breakups.

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Contact Chronicle sports reporter Chris Bernhardt at 352-563-5660, chris.bernhardt@chronicleonline.com or on twitter @cpbernhardtjr.

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