On the heels of an exciting 9-2 inaugural season in 2013, Florida High School Football released their All-Southwest Florida Regional Elite team and two IMG Academy Ascenders were among those honored on the first or second team. DE Kyle Forde (Toronto, Canada/Senior) who was named to the First Team. Forde was joined by QB Michael O'Connor (Ottowa, Canada/Senior), who was named to the Second Team. Forde was a terror on the defensive line, racking up 18.5 sacks and 69 tackles on the year. O'Connor, meanwhile, led the area in passing with 1,804 passing yards and 18 touchdowns to only 5 interceptions. It was no coincidence that USA Today named O'Connor "Most Efficient" by USA Today following the Under Armour All-American Game. Other Ascenders included among the All-Southwest Florida Regional Elites were WR Casey Gunderson, RB Bo Scarbrough and LB Andrew Smith, all receiving honorable mentions.
To see the full list from Florida HS Football, click HERE.