SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL
EAGLES DOMINATE SOUTH MIAMI IN SPRING GAME, 37-7
The Eagles finished spring practice May 17 with a dominating victory over South Miami, 37-7, on the Southwest campus. With University of Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz looking on from the sideline, Southwest scored five touchdowns and a safety. The Eagles scored on their second possession with Deondre Henry racing 48 yards down the sideline for six points. Sophomore-to-be Fanelle Andrus, who played almost the entire game at quarterback, scored on a 5-yard run in the second quarter to make it 14-0. The Cobras then scored their only touchdown on a direct snap to the running back who went 46 yards up the middle. Coral Gables transfer Nick Watson made a splash in his Southwest debut catching a 61-yard TD pass, and a 30-yard interception return by Jordan Worley made it 28-7 at the half. In the third quarter, Ian Valdes was wide open in the end zone on a 1-yard scoring pass and, in the final period, Edgerrin Gavins tackled the South Miami quarterback in the end zone for a safety to round out the scoring.
HERMAN RODRIGUEZ SIGNS
Offensive lineman Herman Rodriguez has signed with North Park University in Chicago. Rodriguez is an outstanding student and NPU is a top producer of Fulbright scholars so the school is an excellent fit for a student-athlete of Rodriguez' caliber.
WILLIE CARTER SIGNS WITH CLARKE
Senior defensive back Willie Carter has signed with Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. The school will be fielding its first football team in fall 2019 and Carter was one of the highlights of its inaugural signing class. Former Eagle Te’corey Tutson signed with Fort Hayes State University in Kansas.
JORDAN WORLEY NAMED MVP
Southwest had its annual football banquet Dec. 14 and junior quarterback/defensive back/punter Jordan Worley was named Most Valuable Player. The first annual Doug Hodges award, named for a former teammate of head coach Donnie March, went to Ian Castellanos. Other award winners:
Scholar-athlete: Julian Carbajal
Offensive Player-of-the-Year: Deondre Henry
Defensive Player-of-the-Year: Mijail Gomez
Special Teams Player-of-the-Year: Jonathan Campos
Ironman Award: Nicholas Serrano
Rookie-of-the-Year: Qamari Collins
Head coach Donnie March addresses his troops after the rout of South Miami
DISTRICT 15 STANDINGS:
Team W-L Belen 5-0 Braddock 5-1 Ferguson 3-2 Coral Reef 2-3 SOUTHWEST 1-5 Varela 0-5