After last year’s heart-wrenching loss in the 8A state title game, the Blue Darters are back once again in 2020 and ready for another run.

Posted On: 09/10/20 9:13 AM

If you were in Daytona Beach or watched the 8A finals on television last December 13, there was simply no way you believed the ending of the championship game.

With Apopka in full control over Miami Christopher Columbus, the Blue Darters let a 13-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter and suffered a heartbreaking 21-20 loss before 6,631 stunned fans.

Apopka (12-2), who was searching for its fourth state title, instead wasted a 306 yard rushing effort – sparked by junior Jaquan LowmanJaquanLowman6'1" | LBApopka | 2021FL, who had 24 carries for 249 yards and led this team all night long.

Apopka’s Travion BarnesTravionBarnes6'0" | LBApopka | 2022StateFL finished with eight tackles, including one for a loss. Josiah Robinson and Nikai MartinezNikaiMartinez5'10" | DBApopka | 2022StateFL each finished with six tackles.

Now, as this team is set for the 2020 season, Lowman returns along with several other prospects and this is a team to definitely keep an eye on once again.

THE BLUE DARTERS FILE

SCHOOL: Apopka Blue Darters

HEAD COACH: Jeff Rolson

2019 RECORD: 12-2

CLASSIFICATION: 8A

BLUE DARTERS TO WATCH IN 2020

2021 – Devin Barnes, DE

2022 – Travion BarnesTravionBarnes6'0" | LBApopka | 2022StateFL, LB

2023 – Kavin Call, DE

2021 – Joshua Campbell, OL

2021 – Arian Canahuate, FB

2021 – Jaquan Harris, S

2022 – Dyson Hurlburt, OL

2021 – Tramar Jackson, RB

2022 – Anthony Joseph, RB

2021 – Jaquan LowmanJaquanLowman6'1" | LBApopka | 2021FL, QB/Athlete

2022 – Nikai MartinezNikaiMartinez5'10" | DBApopka | 2022StateFL, CB

2022 – Javan Robinson, WR

2022 – Josiah Robinson, LB

2021 – Curtis Spivey, FB

2021 – Titus Vandiver, PK

2021 – Kobie Vasquez, K

You Can Contact Larry Blustein with prospect or team information at: Foridakids1@aol.com. We are also on Social Media on @PrepRedzonefl.