SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL

DON MARCH NAMED NEW COACH

Southwest has selected, and is in the process of hiring, alumnus Don March as the new head football coach replacing Tim Neal. March, class of 1996, was a lineman for the Eagles playing both offensive tackle and defensive end for coach Curt Wiles. He has accepted the offer and the paperwork for the hiring is being completed. His senior year he recorded 8 sacks and recovered three fumbles. That team is famous among alumni for being the squad that finally beat rival Coral Gables for the first time. March went on to play college football at the University of Evansville. Most recently he has been the head football coach and Athletic Director at Palm Glades Academy in Goulds. Prior to that, he was head coach at Miami Community Charter School. The March family has a long tradition at Southwest, which coach March calls the best school in Dade. His uncle Bill quarterbacked the Eagles, his dad Don Jr. was the president of the class of '63 and both of his sisters, Melissa and Darla, are also Eagles. March's hiring means the coaches of the three major sports, football, baseball and basketball, are all alumini.

GARCIA SIGNS WITH ST. AUGUSTINE

First team all-Dade kicker Antonio Garcia has signed with St. Augstine University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

TUTSON, GARCIA NAMED ALL-DADE

Te'Cory Tutson and Antonio Garcia were named first team All-Dade by the Miami Herald. Tutson, who will be a senior next season, had 1472 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdoowns. Garcia, who is graduating, averaged 47.8 yards per punt, made 6 field goals and was 37-for-40 on extra points. Keanu Sullivan, J.J. Jaramillo and Mike Martinez were named to the third team while Andre Stringfield, Derek Gonzalez, Manny Pineda and Mike Mireles received Honorable Mention recognition.

EAGLES PLAY IN ALL-STAR GAMES

Eagles coach Tim Neal was the head coach of the Miami-Dade team in the annual Dade-Broward All-Star game on January 13 at Traz Powell Stadium. Neal's team won, 12-6, with four Eagles on the squad: offensive lineman Keanu Sullivan, linebacker Mike Martinez, kicker Antonio Garcia and defensive lineman Joel Delgado. The following night at Hollywood MacArthur High School, Nathan Perdomo and Amir Rivera represented the Eagles in the annual Public vs. Private All-Star game, won by the public school squad, 27-23.

 


New head coach Don March

 


 


FINAL DISTRICT 15 STANDINGS:
Team W-L
Belen 5-0
SOUTHWEST 4-1
Braddock 2-3
Coral Reef 2-3
Ferguson 2-3
Varela 0-5