Michel, Likely named to Class 5A All-State first team

American Heritage running back Sony Michel is first-team Class 5A All-state selection. Staff photo/Michael Laughlin

Junior running back Sony Michel led five players from American Heritage selected to the Class 5A All-State football team released Friday.

Michel, who was a first-team selection, returned from a knee injury to rush for 1,262 yards and 18 touchdowns on 130 carries to lead the Patriots to the regional quarterfinals.

Will Likely, a senior defensive back from Glades Central, was also a first-team selection. He helped lead the Raiders with 47 tackles, four interceptions, but also had 1,223 yards of total offense as a running back and wide receiver.

The Florida Class 5A and 6A All-State Team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. The complete list is below the Broward and Palm Beach selections.


FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE: RB-Sony Michel, 6-0, 210, Jr., American Heritage

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE: DB-Will Likely, 5-7, 170, Sr., Glades Central

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE: LB-Michael Deeb, 6-3, 235, Sr., American Heritage; UT-Isaiah McKenzie, 5-9, 170, Jr., American Heritage.

THIRD-TEAM OFFENSE: WR-Travon Lee, 6-1, 175, Jr., Cardinal Gibbons; UT-DreSean Nelson, 5-7, 165, Sr., Dillard

HONORABLE MENTION: QB Tyler Cogswell, 6-3, 210, Sr., American Heritage; OL Nathan Kirschmeier, 6-4, 295, Jr., American Heritage; DL Ke'Tyrus Marks, 6-2, 280, Sr., Suncoast.


HONORABLE MENTION: LB Griffin Goins, 6-1 235, Sr., Hollywood Hills.


The Florida Class 5A and 6A All-State Team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters.



QB-Juwan Brown, 6-1 190, Sr., Largo

RB-Ralph Webb, 5-10 195, Sr., Gainesville High

RB-Joseph Yearby, 5-10 195, Jr., Miami Central

RB-Manny Morgan, 5-9 185, Sr., Naples

WR-James Clark, 5-11 175, Sr., New Smyrna Beach