SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL
DORAL BEATS EAGLES IN EXHIBITION, 28-14
Host Doral Academy charter school jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held on to defeat Southwest, 28-14, in a preseason game. The Eagles lost 3 fumbles and Nicholas Graham had a 68-yard touchdown run called back by one of many penalties. A 63-yard pass on the second play from scrimmage set up a 5-yard touchdown pass as the Firebirds scored on their opening drive. Doral made it 14-0 on the first play of the second quarter, connecting on a 68-yard scoring pass. After a Southwest fumble on the fourth play of the third period, The Firebirds needed only five plays to up the margin to 21-0. The Eagles finally got on the scoreboard with a 20-yard run by Graham, set up by an Anthony Marshall interception. Doral drove 80 yards on the ensuing possession to go up, 28-7. The final score of the night came with 6:26 left in the game, an 18-yard pass from Collin Bethel to Michael Iglesias. Marshall also had a fumble recovery on defense and Justin Voss and Octavius Ratcliff each had interceptions for the Southwest defense.
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.
Nicholas Graham ran for 156 yards and a touchdown and threw for 45 more
DISTRICT 16-8A STANDINGS:
Team W-L SOUTHWEST 0-0 Palmetto 0-0 Coral Reef 0-0 South Dade 0-0