SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES FOOTBALL
HERMAN RODRIGUEZ HONORED
Former Eagle Herman Rodriguez, now a college junior, has been named a winner of the Merle Chapman Leadership Award at North Park University in Chicago. The award identifies the student-athletes that best exemplify the traits that Chapman displayed and encouraged during his three-plus decades of service as teacher, coach and mentor to the athletes, coaches and administrators of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Those traits are loyalty, enthusiasm, leadership, sportsmanship, and a commitment to academic, athletic and personal excellence.
EAGLES HONORED ON ALL-DADE TEAM
Ercell King led a group of five Eagles honored on the Miami Herald's All-Dade team. King, a junior linebacker, was named to the second team. Freshman Lamont Green, Jr., was selected to the third team and Honorable Mention accolades went to Edgerrin Gavins, Anthony Marshall and Octavius Radcliffe.
FRANCIS JOSEPH AND IAN VALDES SIGN WITH ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY
Seniors Francis Joseph and Ian Valdes both signed with St. Thomas University on National Signing Day. Joseph, a lineman and Valdes, a receiver, will each get to continue their educations in Miami. Congratulations to both!
LAMONT GREEN JR. GETS OFFER FROM SOUTHERN MISS
Lamont Green Jr. has received a scholarship offer from Southern Miss. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 185-pound defensive end has just completed his freshmen season for Southwest.
Ian Valdes (left) and Francis Joseph (right) sign with St. Thomas. Behind are, from left to right, assistant coach Roly Puentes, principal Dr. Carlos Rios and head coach Donnie March.
DISTRICT 16-8A STANDINGS:
Team W-L Palmetto 3-0 South Dade 2-1 SOUTHWEST 1-2 Coral Reef 0-3