This week’s Real Men Block Player of The Week in South Florida High School Football goes to Chaminade-Madonna senior Steve Jean-Baptiste (6-foot-3, 304 pounds) . Jean-Baptiste helped his Class 3A Lions team to a 30-20 win over Class 8A North Miami Beach in week two. The versatile Jean-Baptiste, who also plays some defensive tackle for Chaminade, holds offers from USF, FIU, Marshall & Bowling Green. His excellent play on the offensive line made him an easy selection for the Real Men Block Player Of The Week. Well done Steve.
Leon Searcy decided to expand his vision of helping rising offensive lineman by giving them the acknowledgement that often times gets overlooked. Traditionally offensive linemen’s only recognition is during penalities. The training and studies for the position bares little reward from the fans. Mr. Searcy has devised a “pedestal” for lineman to embrace. A brotherhood amongst the core of offensive glamour. An opportunity to allow these men of the trenches to stand out and receive their overdue recognition.