December 22, 2006

North tops South in Florida game

LAKELAND, Fla.- Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater quarterback Robert Arnheim ran for the game's only two touchdowns and took home Most Valuable Player honors as the North defeated the South, 16-3, in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game on Friday night at Bryant Stadium.

Arnheim scored his touchdowns in the first and fourth quarter. He finished 6-for-11 for 76 yards passing.

Ohio State linebacker commit Brian Rolle was the MVP for the South squad, which couldn't get anything going against a stout North defense, which was led by South Florida commit Claude Davis of Lake Gibson and Florida State commit Kendall Smith of South Sumter.

It would be very surprising if Rolle didn't see immediate playing time on the college level on special teams. He's outstanding in kick coverage, is fast and a good tackler.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Davis was quick off the edge and in the backfield making plays for a good portion of the night. He uses his length, quickness and speed to his advantage to collapse the pocket.

Davis is committed to the Bulls, but will visit Louisville officially in January.

Smith has outstanding lateral speed and helped make life difficult on the South running backs attempting to get outside.

Crawfordville Wakulla linebacker Darrion Wilson also had an active evening. Wilson emerged as the vocal leader of the linebacking corps during the week and brings a great intensity to the field.

Rivals100 defensive tackle John Brown of Lakeland High made a couple of good plays. Brown did not practice with the team but for one day, but still played a chunk of snaps. He impresses with his pursuit speed, which is above average for a player his size.



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