Atlantic’s Corey Gammage named Post’s All-Area football player of year


Corey Gammage was everywhere for the Atlantic football team in 2017.

The highly touted wide receiver had a standout season on offense, catching a team-high 73 passes for 602 yards and seven touchdowns, which earned him 2017 Palm Beach Post Large Schools Offensive Player of the Year recognition.

He was equally as effective on defense for the Eagles, who held all but one opponent to 14 points or fewer this season.

Gammage recorded 32 tackles and six interceptions as a defensive back, and he came up with a huge play in the Eagles’ 28-21 win over Miami High on Dec. 1 in a Class 8A state semifinal.

The Stingarees were leading 13-7 and driving down the field in the waning moments of the first half when Gammage intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned it 101 yards for a touchdown.

The Eagles took a 14-13 lead into halftime and ultimately went on to win the game.

“I just saw daylight; I just had to go score,” Gammage said after the game. “When I have the ball in my hands, go score.”

Gammage did plenty of that during his career at Atlantic.

The No. 3-ranked player on the Post’s Class of 2018 Big Board who also was a Super 11 selection this season, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Gammage helped carry the Eagles to the regional finals in three straight seasons, a stretch that included a state championship-game berth this year.

“His impact on the school has been tremendous,” assistant coach Lance Tyson said of Gammage, who has played varsity football at Atlantic for four years. “He, along with Cadarius Gaskin and a few other players, have been there from the beginning of our ascension to being a dominant program. His tenacity and skill have drawn several kids into wanting to play with him.”

Gammage considers himself a role model for his teammates, many of whom were new to the program this year.

The group nearly brought home the school’s first state championship, falling 17-7 to Orlando-Dr. Phillips in the Class 8A state title game Dec. 9.

“At Atlantic, my role was to be a good leader to everyone at the school and a good student,” he said.

Gammage hopes to continue his football career in college. He committed to the University of Florida in April, though he holds offers from a number of Power-Five schools including Auburn, Miami and N.C. State.

“Corey is a great kid and an amazing athlete,” Tyson said.



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