After last Friday’s cancellation of the season opener due to weather, Stoneman Douglas football team looked forward to this week’s game with their fingers crossed for playable conditions. Fortunately for the boys, Mother Nature was on their side and they were able to head to Orlando to take on the Grenadiers of Colonial High for a game which all players knew would set the tone for the season.
Game one was a high scoring affair on both sides, with the eagles putting three touchdowns on the board in the first half. After leading 21-14 at halftime, the boys in white and maroon were able to push through and pull out the win, with a final score of 38-34.
Not only was it a great road win, but it was also an awesome way for the Eagles to kick off the 2019 season.
Senior Defensive Tackle, Anthony Erale (#66), discussed what it meant for him and his team to go upstate and grab a road win to start the season. “To be able to go up to Orlando for the season opener and secure a win wasn’t just exciting, it was satisfying,” Erale proclaimed. “Everyone on the team has been grinding like crazy for the last seven months to make this the season Douglas becomes a playoff team,”
Clearly, the team has high expectations for this year’s campaign and the effort put in during the offseason to achieve that. The victory from this Friday’s game shows that their dreams can become a reality and that with perseverance the Eagles can achieve great success this year.
Look out for next week’s home opener against Westwood on Aug 30 at 7:00 p.m.