SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL
2017 SCHEDULE RELEASED
The 2017 schedule has been released and Southwest has eight night games and two afternoon contests. Only two games will have fans sitting on the home side of the field but six of the games will be played at nearby Tropical Park. Three of the five non-district opponents are new with Miami Beach, South Dade and Norland replacing North Miami Beach, Miami High and Carol City.
NATHAN PERDOMO SIGNS WITH RPI
Senior defensive back Nathan Perdomo has signed with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. The NCAA Division III Engineers were 6-5 last year. Perdomo represented the Eagles in the annual Public vs. Private All-Star game. Rensselaer is consistently ranked among the best academic universities in the United States. For over a decade, Rensselaer has remained in the top fifty national universities in the U.S., and is currently listed among the top six universities for highest median earnings.
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.
Nathan Perdomo signs with former coach Tim Neal looking on
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