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.
Antoine Williams, Atlantic, Sr., QB: He threw for 2,462 yards and 21 touchdowns to help lead the Eagles to the Class 8A state championship game.
Bry’yon Jones, Forest Hill, So., RB: Completed a standout sophomore season with 1,422 all-purpose yards, including 1,078 rushing. Scored 13 touchdowns.
Shelley Singletary, Atlantic, Sr., RB: He went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark this season, finishing with 1,012 on 120 carries. He also scored 12 touchdowns and had 420 return yards.
Oyeh Lurry-Davis, Atlantic, Sr., WR: He caught 45 passes for 562 yards and six touchdowns and also racked up 1,117 return yards and seven TDs.
Atorian Perry, Park Vista, Sr., WR: A workhorse who rarely left the field, the four-year varsity player caught 37 passes for 648 yards and eight touchdowns.
Dante Lang, Boca Raton, Sr., TE: He was a big target on offense for the Bobcats, catching 38 passes for 452 yards and six touchdowns. Signed with Florida.
Jordon Earle, Forest Hill, Sr., OL: A four-year starter on the Falcons line, the Appalachian State signee helped pave the way for Forest Hill to amass 3,000 rushing yards. He finished with more than 40 pancake blocks.
Vincent Lumia, Suncoast, Sr., OL: A physically punishing run blocker, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound senior also did not allow a sack.
Ronald Folkes, Dwyer, Jr., OL: He started every game at left tackle for the district-champion Panthers, and gave up one sack. Blocked well in the open field.
Renato Brown, Palm Beach Central, Jr., OL: The 6-foot-5, 310-pound tackle recorded 33 pancake blocks for the district-champion Broncos. A three-star recruit, he is committed to UM.
Mark-Antony Richards, Wellington, Jr., ATH: He was everywhere for the Wolverines this season, compiling 756 rushing yards, 240 receiving yards and over 1,100 return yards. Also had 55 tackles.
Dawson Suncine, Suncoast, Sr., K/P: The Groza Award finalist was 4-for-7 on field-goal attempts and converted all 49 of his extra-point attempts.
QB: Nick Atkins, Palm Beach Central, Sr.
RB: Julian Rincon, Suncoast, Jr.
RB: Reis Clark, Olympic Heights, Sr.
WR: Cadarius Gaskin, Atlantic, Sr.
WR: Michael Ippolito, Olympic Heights, Sr.
TE: Shane Ellis, Olympic Heights, Sr.
OL: Dustin Drake, Seminole Ridge, Sr.
OL: Parker Ogle, Palm Beach Gardens, Sr.
OL: Adrian Tiburico, Wellington, Sr.
OL: Nick Screciu, Seminole Ridge, Sr.
ATH: John Smith, Park Vista, Sr.
K/P: Jeff Martini, Dwyer, Jr.
QB: Michael Pratt, Boca Raton; James Micioni, Olympic Heights; Chris Sancilio, Palm Beach Gardens; Trevor Omans, Dwyer; Ryan Lantz, Suncoast; Kaimyn Castilla, Seminole Ridge; Darius McClendon, Forest Hill; Austin Wallace, Wellington; RB: Prednor Elmon, Boca Raton; C.J. Stewart, Palm Beach Central; Vitaldo David, John I. Leonard; Corey Polk, Seminole Ridge; Chaz Eaton, Forest Hill; Deiontavius Glinton, West Boca Raton; Josh Solomon, Wellington; Robert Armes, Dwyer; WR: Marques Spann, Lake Worth; Andrew Kasten, Dwyer; Kai Adams, Suncoast; Kael Williams, West Boca Raton; Armani Hayes, Palm Beach Gardens; Abran Perez, Wellington; Justin Allie, Seminole Ridge; Willie Thurman, Boca Raton; Fornoris Roberts, Palm Beach Central; TE: Tyler Baker, Palm Beach Central; OL: Camren Mason, Palm Beach Lakes; Jayde Jean-Charles, Boca Raton; Max Zimmerman, Seminole Ridge; Todd Witherspoon, Olympic Heights; Doug Price, Palm Beach Central; Tyler Payne, Dwyer; Matt Pillow, Forest Hill; Taylor Bachelder, West Boca Raton; Vito Monaco, Wellington; Emmanuelle James, Palm Beach Gardens; Bowd Salomon, Boynton Beach; ATH: Teja Young, Palm Beach Lakes; Jake Collins, Park Vista; Javon Austin, Lake Worth; Jeremiah Brown, Seminole Ridge; K/P: Grant Willard, Jupiter; Daniel Freire, Seminole Ridge.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jude Blessington, Forest Hill. The Falcons went from 2-7 to 8-2 this season under the fifth-year coach. Forest Hill qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 21 years.