St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) sweep FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup all-sports awards

GAINESVILLE – St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) and P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) swept the top overall, boys and girls awards in their respective classifications in the final 2012-13 FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards point standings. Dr. Phillips (Orlando), Gainesville, American Heritage (Plantation), Bolles (Jacksonville), Madison County (Madison), Maclay (Tallahassee), Westwood Christian (Miami) and Liberty County (Bristol) also won the overall awards in their respective classifications.

Dr. Phillips, with 960.5 points, relclaimed the title after having previously taken home first place in the 2010-11 school year. It was the top school in 8A this year with an 84-point margin over the second place finisher Cypress Bay (Weston). Dr. Phillips also had the top girls program in the state in 8A. St. Thomas Aquinas totalled 1,407.5 points to take the win in Class 7A over Chiles (Tallahassee), which finished with 619 points. Gainesville, having won the award for the first time since the 2005-06 school year, topped Class 6A with 749 points, beating Barron Collier (Naples), which finished with 614.5 points. GHS also posted the best 6A boys total. American Heritage, with 1,136.5 points, has the highest score of any 5A school in 2012-13, defeating Ponte Vedra by 226 points. American Heritage's total was boosted by having the highest scoring boys program in 5A. Bolles, with 958 points, won a narrow victory among the Class 4A private schools, finishing just 19 points better than second-place Lake Highland Prep (Orlando) and 21.5 points better than Gulliver Prep (Pinecrest). Bolles also had the highest boys total in 4A private, edging Lake Highland Prep 555-549.

Madison County steps up in the 4A public school category as a first-time champion after finishing second in the 2008-09 school year among 3A public schools. Madison County totalled 227.5 points to overtake Florida High (Tallahassee) by just seven points. Maclay once again took home the title for Class 3A private schools with 641 points, as Providence (Jacksonville) finished second with 534 points. Maclay also scored with the highest girls team total among 3A private schools. P.K. Yonge, with 284.5 points, won its 10th All Sports trophy in the combined 3A/2A public school category, beating McKeel (Lakeland), which had 205 points. In Class 2A private schools, Westwood Christian, with 353 points, won its first All Sports title by defeating All Saints' (Winter Haven) by 60 points. And Liberty County also took home its first-ever All Sports trophy in Class 1A with 368 points, besting second place Lafayette (Mayo), which had 335.5.

For the 2012-13 school year, the 685 member senior high schools have been divided into eight classifications for administrative purposes based on the enrollments submitted to the FHSAA Office in October 2010, which were used to discern the classifications as they are drawn up now. In accordance with a Board mandate at its November 2002 meeting and a restructuring prior to the 2011-12 school year with the addition of the rural classification, Classes 2A, 3A and 4A are further subdivided into public and private categories. An All Sports award will be presented in each of these 10 categories in overall, girls and boys divisions at the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year.

Points are awarded to a school based on its finish in FHSAA State Series competition in each sport in the classification in which it has been assigned to compete. The top 16 places are scored. In bracket sports, points are awarded as follows: 100 for the state champion, 90 for the state runner-up, 83 for the state semifinalists, 60 for 5-8th places, and 25 for 9-16th places. In non-bracket sports, points are awarded as follows: 100, 90, 85, 80, 70, 63, 56, 49, 38, 34, 30, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10. Schools get a 5-point bonus for winning a district or regional championship, and points are deducted for unsporting conduct: 0.5 points for Level 1 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 1.0 for Level 2 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 2.0 for Level 3 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 5.0 for Level 4 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 2.0 for Level 1 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 3.0 for Level 2 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 4.0 for Level 3 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; and approximately 3-5 additional points deducted for a school or team-based violation (e.g., bench-clearing brawl, coach takes team off the field, etc.). When two or more schools are tied for a particular place in a sport, the points allotted for those places are shared equally by the schools that are tied. In the event of a tie for the award in either the overall, girls or boys divisions at the end of the school year, the following tiebreakers will be used: (1) number of state team championships won; (2) number of state team runners-up finishes; (3) number of regional team championships won; (4) number of regional team runners-up finishes; (5) number of district team championships won; and (6) number of district team runners-up finishes.

Here are the top 10 teams in the overall standings, as well as girls program and boys program standings:

Overall Standings

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CLASS 8A
1. Dr. Phillips (Orlando), 960.5 points
2. Cypress Bay (Weston), 876.5
3. Olympia (Orlando), 691
4. Plant (Tampa), 647.5
5. Winter Park, 597.5
6. Timber Creek (Orlando), 594
7. Hagerty (Oviedo), 572.5
8. Lake Mary, 537
9. East Lake (Tarpon Springs), 488.5
10. Boca Raton, 483.5

CLASS 7A
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 1407.5 points
2. Chiles (Tallahassee), 619
3. Oviedo, 541
4. Buchholz (Gainesville), 480.5
5. Venice, 465
6. Martin County (Stuart), 461
7. Harmony, 362.5
8. George Steinbrenner (Lutz), 361.5
9. George Jenkins (Lakeland), 323
10. Fleming Island (Orange Park), 292

CLASS 6A
1. Gainesville, 749 points
2. Barron Collier (Naples), 614.5
3. Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton), 613
4. Fort Myers, 503
5. Edgewater (Orlando), 446
6. Belen Jesuit (Miami), 438.5
7. Niceville, 434.5
8. Gulf Coast (Naples), 400.5
9. Fort Walton Beach, 398.5
10. Winter Haven, 383

CLASS 5A
1. American Heritage (Plantation), 1136.5 points
2. Ponte Vedra, 910.5
3. Bartram Trail (St. Johns), 832
4. Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville), 587.5
5. Jesuit (Tampa), 561.5
6. Robinson (Tampa), 508.5
7. Merritt Island, 505
8. Creekside (St. Johns), 402
9. Jensen Beach, 399
10. Lemon Bay (Englewood), 397.5

CLASS 4A PRIVATE
1. Bolles (Jacksonville), 958 points
2. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando), 939
3. Gulliver Prep (Pinecrest), 936.5
4. Ransom Everglades (Miami), 858
5. St. Andrew's (Boca Raton), 735
6. Pensacola Catholic, 594.5
7. Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale), 524
8. Episcopal (Jacksonville), 499
9. Trinity Catholic (Ocala), 456
10. Bishop Moore (Orlando), 445

CLASS 4A PUBLIC
1. Madison County (Madison), 227.5 points
2. Florida High (Tallahassee), 220.5
3. LaBelle, 220
4. Washington (Miami), 203.5
5. Coral Springs Charter , 192
6. Raines (Jacksonville), 188
7. Godby (Tallahassee), 184
8. Jones (Orlando), 180.5
9. Bradford (Starke), 177.5
10. Ribault (Jacksonville), 163

CLASS 3A PRIVATE
1. Maclay (Tallahassee), 641 points
2. Providence (Jacksonville), 534
3. First Academy (Orlando), 527.5
4. Holy Trinity (Melbourne), 513
5. Benjamin (Palm Beach Gardens), 499.5
6. American Heritage (Delray Beach), 493.5
7. Tampa Prep, 488
8. Community School (Naples), 479.5
9. University Christian (Jacksonville), 409.5
10. Trinity Prep (Winter Park), 400

CLASS 3A/2A PUBLIC
1. P. K. Yonge (Gainesville), 284.5 points
2. McKeel (Lakeland), 205
3. FAMU (Tallahassee), 185
4. Marathon, 91
5. Moore Haven, 63
6. Mater Academy East (Miami), 30
7. Pahokee, 27
8. (tie) Fort Meade, 4
8. (tie) Mater Lakes (Miami), 4
10. Brooks-DeBartolo (Tampa), 2

CLASS 2A PRIVATE
1. Westwood Christian (Miami), 353 points
2. All Saints' (Winter Haven), 293
3. Grandview Prep (Boca Raton), 268
4. Sheridan Hills Christian (Hollywood), 251
5. Foundation Academy (Winter Garden), 250
6. First Baptist (Naples), 226
7. Academy at the Lakes (Land O'Lakes), 193
8. Sarasota Christian, 182.5
9. Lake Worth Christian (Boynton Beach), 162.5
10. Zion Lutheran (Deerfield Beach), 151

CLASS 1A
1. Liberty County (Bristol), 368 points
2. Lafayette (Mayo), 335.5
3. Villages, 267
4. Holmes County (Bonifay), 264
5. Chipley, 253
6. Taylor (Pierson), 245
7. Trenton, 215
8. Northview (Bratt), 170
9. Newberry, 157
10. Union County (Lake Butler), 153

Girls Standings

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CLASS 8A
1. Dr. Phillips (Orlando), 691 points
2. Lake Mary, 512
3. Plant (Tampa), 436
4. Olympia (Orlando), 406
5. Cypress Bay (Weston), 395

CLASS 7A
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 676 points
2. Oviedo, 351
3. Buchholz (Gainesville), 328
4. Chiles (Tallahassee), 314
5. Harmony, 283

CLASS 6A
1. Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton), 430 points
2. Barron Collier (Naples), 330
3. (tie) Gainesville, 273
3. (tie) Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach), 273
5. Niceville, 251

CLASS 5A
1. Bartram Trail (St. Johns), 642 points
2. Ponte Vedra, 484
3. American Heritage (Plantation), 477
4. Lemon Bay (Englewood), 324
5. Robinson (Tampa), 273

CLASS 4A PRIVATE
1. Ransom Everglades (Miami), 567 points
2. Gulliver Prep (Pinecrest), 525
3. Bolles (Jacksonville), 403
4. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando), 390
5. Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale), 375

CLASS 4A PUBLIC
1. Ribault (Jacksonville), 165 points
2. Coral Springs Charter, 163
3. Florida High (Tallahassee), 154
4. Bradford (Starke), 152
5. Dunbar (Fort Myers), 128

CLASS 3A PRIVATE
1. Maclay (Tallahassee), 376 points
2. American Heritage (Delray Beach), 365
3. First Academy (Orlando), 330
4. King's Academy (West Palm Beach), 303
5. Providence (Jacksonville), 286

CLASS 3A/2A PUBLIC
1. P. K. Yonge (Gainesville), 184 points
2. FAMU (Tallahassee), 180
3. McKeel (Lakeland), 112
4. Marathon, 91
5. Moore Haven, 30

CLASS 2A PRIVATE
1. Sheridan Hills Christian (Hollywood), 251 points
2. Academy at the Lakes (Land O'Lakes), 193
3. Foundation Academy (Winter Garden), 190
4. All Saints' (Winter Haven), 164
5. Grandview Prep (Boca Raton), 158

CLASS 1A
1. Chipley, 253 points
2. Liberty County (Bristol), 210
3. Lafayette (Mayo), 205.5
4. Taylor (Pierson), 186
5. Villages, 153

Boys Standings

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CLASS 8A
1. Cypress Bay (Weston), 481.5 points
2. Columbus (Miami), 424
3. Olympia (Orlando), 285
4. Jupiter, 280
5. Dr. Phillips (Orlando), 269.5

CLASS 7A
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 731.5 points
2. Chiles (Tallahassee), 305
3. Venice, 244
4. Martin County (Stuart), 234
5. Osceola (Kissimmee), 215

CLASS 6A
1. Gainesville, 476 points
2. Belen Jesuit (Miami), 438.5
3. Barron Collier (Naples), 284.5
4. Fort Myers, 275
5. Naples, 236

CLASS 5A
1. American Heritage (Plantation), 659.5 points
2. Jesuit (Tampa), 561.5
3. Ponte Vedra, 426.5
4. Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville), 351.5
5. Immokalee, 295

CLASS 4A PRIVATE
1. Bolles (Jacksonville), 555 points
2. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando), 549
3. St. Andrew's (Boca Raton), 469
4. Gulliver Prep (Pinecrest), 411.5
5. Pensacola Catholic, 378.5

CLASS 4A PUBLIC
1. Washington (Miami), 203.5 points
2. LaBelle, 170
3. East Gadsden (Havana), 157
4. Miami Jackson, 143.5
5. Raines (Jacksonville), 133

CLASS 3A PRIVATE
1. University Christian (Jacksonville), 344.5 points
2. Tampa Prep, 332
3. Holy Trinity (Melbourne), 288
4. Trinity Prep (Winter Park), 268
5. Benjamin (Palm Beach Gardens), 265.5

CLASS 3A/2A PUBLIC
1. P. K. Yonge (Gainesville), 100.5 points
2. McKeel (Lakeland), 93
3. Moore Haven, 33
4. Mater Academy East (Miami), 30
5. Pahokee, 27

CLASS 2A PRIVATE
1. Westwood Christian (Miami), 198 points
2. First Baptist (Naples), 161
3. All Saints' (Winter Haven), 129
4. Zion Lutheran (Deerfield Beach), 126
5. Grandview Prep (Boca Raton), 110

CLASS 1A
1. Trenton, 215 points
2. Holmes County (Bonifay), 204
3. Northview (Bratt), 170
4. Liberty County (Bristol), 158
5. Union County (Lake Butler), 153

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(352) 372-9551 ext. 400
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