December 8, 2023

Over 35 Lake County Athletes To Compete in Cure-All-Star Football Game

2.6 min read| Published On: December 8th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

Over 35 Lake County Athletes To Compete in Cure-All-Star Football Game

2.6 min read| Published On: December 8th, 2023|

The Cure All-Star Football game is an annual post-season football game played Orlando at Showalter Field in Winter Park, Florida. This year we have thirty-five Lake County students playing in the game! This is always exciting and a great chance for these athletes to put on their high school football helmets one final time.

For many of them, they will be using this game as a showcase of their skills. Many players remain unsigned to college and this is the perfect opportunity to go out in front of college scouts who are looking for talent.

The list of athletes is as followed.

East Ridge – 

Cole Rylski

Darius Daily

Justin Saunders

Preston Supulveda

Sean Guinane

Blaine Aswell

Tim Moses

Travarius Boykin

Eustis High – 

Troy Saladin

Aiden Singer

LAndon Overton

Noah Nix

Cole O’Reilly

Nick Chandler

Brandon Brooks

Mount Dora High –

Afrifa Amorh Mensah

Mike Crouch

Tommie Wheeler Jr.

Trent Sims

Leesburg High –

Corbyn Harrison

Armon Varner


Taylor Cline

Matt Carr

Preston Smith

Connor Calfy

South Lake —

Kevens Charles

Jonathan Knight

Brandon Robinson

Jordan Dillon

Tavares High – 

Jacob Cox

Rakesh Drummond

Micah Doster

Akayd Negron

Umatilla – 

Aden Heinlen

Carson Logan

Nathaniel Frazier

Logan Bowling

Offensive Standouts 

There is a ton of talent that will be on full display at for Lake County on Saturday morning. Some of the standout athletes include the Lake County Quarterbacks. Eustis QB Troy Saladin finished his senior season with 2,014 yards passing. He threw 29 touchdowns and rushed for 4 of them. He finished the year with over 2,200 yards of total offense. He should be fun to watch.

(Eustis Quarterback Troy Saladin.)

East Ridge quarterback Cole Rylski also had a decent year. He threw for 1,015 yards and had 13 touchdowns on the season.

East Ridge running back Darius Daily was impressive this year running for 1,006 yards on the season amassing 9 touchdowns.

South Lake Running back Kevens Charles also impressed us. While South Lake did not have the best record in Lake County this kid proved why he was one of the best backs in the county. Charles rushed for 1,021 yards and had 7 touchdowns. He had four games with 100+ yards.

(South Lake Running Back Kevens Charles.)

Offensive Lineman Landon Overton for Eustis allowed Troy Saladin the massive numbers he was able to put up this year. He is a big body and a special talent. We hope Overton is able to have a big game because if you look at his hudl footage he has the talent to play at an elite level in college.

Defensive Standouts 

Mount Dora High School sends Tommy Wheeler Jr. to the All-Star game. Wheeler Jr. had 82 tackles this year and was a force on defense all season long. He

(MDCA Linebacker Connor Calfy.)

Meanwhile Eustis High School’s Nick Chandler was a ton of fun to watch on the defense this year. Chandler led the Panthers in total tackles with 96 this year.

Mount Dora Christian Academy has four excellent players all headed to the All-Star event. Most of the MDCA players can play both ways. Taylor Cline played running back and had 15 touchdowns this season. Connor Calfy led the Bulldogs with 81 tackles on defense.

(Eustis High School Nick Chandler.)

Special Teams 

We have to give a shoutout to Cole O’Reily for Eustis High School. O’Riley is one of the best kickers in Lake County. He has a huge leg and we could absolutely see this kid playing on an NCAA roster. Watching this guy kick, he deserves a spot on an active division 1 roster or a least a division 2 roster in college. They don’t get much better than Cole O’Riley in this section of Florida.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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