SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL
FOUR EAGLES CELEBRATE SIGNING DAY
Southwest celebrated signing day with 11 seniors signing college scholarships in the basketball gym. Four football players will be moving on to the next level as James Caceres-Wright signed with Tennessee's Bethel University, Nick Watson inked a scholarship with Miami's St. Thomas University and Ian Castellanos and Nick Serrano will be teammates at Monmouth University in New Jersey.
SOUTHWEST DEFEATS HOMESTEAD IN SPRING GAME, 21-6
Deondre Henry had seven gains of ten or more yards in the first half to lead Southwest past visiting Homestead, 21-6, in the spring game. Henry had a touchdown called back due to holding in a scoreless first quarter but on the first play of the second period, the senior-to-be carried a tackler into the end zone on a 20-yard scoring run. After a 10-yard Broncos punt, Henry's 18-yard run, breaking tackles along the way, set up an 11-yard touchdown pass from Collin Bethel to Nicholas Graham with the senior-to-be making the catch despite being interfered with. After the Eagles defense forced another punt, Bethel found Graham again with the receiver out-jumping the defender, then racing down the Southwest sideline to complete an 80-yard catch and run. Markus Corrales made all three extra points to give the Eagles a 21-0 lead at the half. Homestead scored its only touchdown early in the fourth quarter on an 11-yard run.
2019 PREVIEW: THE OFFENSIVE LINE
SWEaglesSports.com will be running a series of previews in advance of the 2019 season. Our third installment previews the offensive line.
Four of the five starting offensive linemen in 2018 were seniors leaving a lot of holes for offensive line coach Hector Reyes to fill.
Senior-to-be Francis Joseph is the only returning starter and he will be counted on to lead the young group and bring them up to speed. Also returning are two other seniors-to-be Roger Turcios (played in 3 games) and Angel Ruiz (played in 1 game), both of whome will provide veteran presence on the line.
Three starters from last year's JV team are moving up to varsity: sophomores-to-be Carlos Feliz, Adrian Sans and Romeo Diaz. The Eagles also have two newcomers: junior-to-be Stuart Ponce and senior-to-be Bryan Gonzalez.
SAVION COLLINS RATED 4-STARS
Southwest junior-to-be Savion Collins is now rated a 4-star recruit by 247 Sports. Collins, who is committed to attend the University of Miami, is ranked the 180th best recruit in the country by the web site. He was clocked at 4.8 in the 40-yard dash in February, which is outstanding for a 290 pounder.
Deondre Henry had a big day in the spring game
Senior-to-be Francis Joseph is the only returning starter on the offensive line
DISTRICT 15 STANDINGS:
Team W-L Belen 5-0 SOUTHWEST 4-1 Braddock 3-2 Coral Reef 2-3 Ferguson 1-4 Varela 0-5