Dr.Michael Krop Lightning Football 2017 Season Preview


Dr. Michael Krop Lightning football starts their 2017 season Thursday, August 17th. After a 5-5 season last year Krop has rebuilt and looks ready to perform. Coach Mike Farley has prepared this team and has back loaded it with young talent. After defeating Dwyer High School 30 to 10 in their spring game and having stood out in this preseasons 7 on 7s, Krop looks ready to stand out in a talented Miami-Dade County.I spoke with three Seniors team leaders of Krops football team and asked them a few questions.

Senior DE/OLB Franky Jean-Louis:



SportsRoutes – How do you feel about yourself coming into this season?


Jean-Louis – I feel great about myself this year. The coaches thought it would be best if I played DE and drop back to OLB as a Hybrid. So my goals this year is to lead  Dade with 20+ sacks.


SR – How do you feel about the defense?


Jean-Louis –  The talent we have in our secondary, and in the box is great. plus now we got new young guys from different schools and kids from Optimus who have potential to be the next big thing giving us, even more, talent and depth.


SR – What do you think about the team this season?


Jean-Louis – This really can be the year Krop can make some noise. We have all the pieces, now it’s time to go play football


Senior WR Edwin Reed:



SportsRoutes – How do you feel about this upcoming season?


Edwin Reed – I feel like we have a lot of talent on the team and if we work hard and be prepared mentally every game we’ll have an outstanding run this year.


SR – How do you feel about yourself this season?


Reed – I feel like I’ve prepared for the season well going hard in the weight room, working on my speed and being a better leader I feel like I can lead Dade in recovering yards and touchdowns.


SR – What do you think about the offense?


Reed –  The offense has grown over the summer with the addition to our new QB Danny we feel we can be a threat and put up big numbers.


Senior OT/DT Mataio Telfort:



SportsRoutes – How do you feel about this upcoming season?


Mataio Telfort – I feel like this upcoming season is going to be special. A lot of these guys are hungry, have talent, experience, and heart for this game and that’s going to take us very far.


SR – How do you feel about the offensive line?


Telfort – The offensive line reviews their plays multiple times so they’re very prepared when they get on the field. We’re also well conditioned.




Players to watch


Offense :

Senior RB Lawrence Papillon

Senior WR Edwin Reed

Senior WR Eddie Gabriel:


Senior WR Cedrick Messidor:


Senior OT Mataio Telfort

Junior OT Christopher Manzini:


Junior QB Danny Pierre-Louis :


Sophomore OG Issac Joseph



Senior DB Timothy Williams

Senior DB Christopher Fuzeme

Senior DE Franky Jean-Louis

Senior ATH Xavier Lopez

Junior LB Emmanuel St.Germain

Junior DB Darius Conley


2017 Schedule:

Key Games:

Classic Week, August 17th: Krop vs Palmetto @ Ives Estates


September 9th: Krop vs Vero Beach @ Vero Beach


September 22nd: Krop vs Carol City @ Ives Estates

October 12th: Krop vs North Miami @ North Miami Stadium

October 27th: Krop vs American @ Milander

November 3rd: Krop vs Southridge @ Miami Southridge


What to expect?


The 2017 Krop Football team seems like the most talented team in the school’s history. Based on the major moves made by the team which includes adding new coaches, adding talented freshman and transfers, and new uniforms bring a sense of pride and a winning attitude to the locker room. Krop has a chance to make major waves in Miami-Dade and if its leaders step up and the underclassman perform, we could be looking at a new Powerhouse football program.


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