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Everglades Preparatory Academy

bigger teams
Prep had a pretty
this season.
strong first seaWith an
son in high
school football
coaching staff
and a full seaThey made
son of varsity
waves by defeatexperience
ing some bigger
under their
teams that they
were expected to
lose to, and they
Prep is poised
fell on hard
for success.
times against
bigger, more
Stinton and
teams. That onHolmes are
and-off success
two players
rate hasn’t
that Nani hails
deterred coach
as playmakers
Ryan Nani in his
in 2015, and
quest to make
the Panthers
his program a
will need to
regular winner.
draw on that
“We are worktalent.
Everglades Prep Players huddle up during practice to work on the next play.
ing hard to get
“Tayvon is a
some more wins
momentum in our games.”
this year for sure,” said Nani. “These
said Nani. “He is going to become someThe Panthers started the year off with a
boys are putting in work.”
thing very, very special. He’s out there
signature win over Miami Community
For the first time, Everglades Prep will
rivaling the play of our juniors, and that
Charter, followed by a victory over
play for more than just a winning record,
says a lot about his play.”
Pinecrest Prep. However, a brutal blowout
joining District 8-3A alongside Somerset
Everglades Prep also looks to bring
loss to Keys Gate brought the Panthers
Silver Palms, Chaminade-Madonna, and
home the Academy Cup for the first time
down from cloud nine. For Nani, the
Westminster Christian. The Panthers are
when they face Somerset Silver Palms on
Knights provide the perfect chance for his October 28th at Harris Field.
the second new team this year to join the
players to prove what they can do on the
district that most recently featured just
“That game left such a bad taste in my
two teams that were guaranteed a playoff
mouth,” said Nani. “It was such a close
“No doubt, Keys Gate is the game we
berth. Now, with an end goal, Everglades
game. And because we are friendly with
can make the most noise,” stated Nani.
Prep looks to make their presence known
that team, the competition is top notch. To
“They are one of our most experienced
in the ever growing South Florida spotbring home that cup would mean the
teams we play against. And going forlight.
world to this team.”
ward, especially with the blowout last
“I think for our first year, we did pretty
Everglades biggest test this year will
year, if we could beat them this year then
good,” recalled Nani. “We only had two
undoubtedly be Westminster Christian on
that would break open our year.”
coaches. But this year, we have a lot of
the road. Ultimately, Everglades Prep will
Everglades Prep is full of young talent
new players. I think last year our biggest
look to use their unknown and undiscovon both offense and defense, and the
problem was cramping out in the second
ered young talent to help propel them into
Panthers are expected to compete with
half and not being able to keep up the
the future.

AUGUST 28, 2015


Moses Benevidies awaitsthe next play.

2014 Record: 3 - 3

2015 Schedule
Aug. 29 vs. Keys Gate
(Harris) - 7pm
Sept. 3 vs. Pinecrest Prep
(Southridge) - 7pm
Sept. 18 @ ChaminadeMadonna - 4pm
Sept. 24 vs. Miami
Community Charter
(Harris) - 7pm
Oct. 3 @ Westminster
Christian - 1pm
Oct. 7 vs . Archbishop Carroll
(Harris) - 7pm
Oct. 16 @ Palmer Trinity
School - 4pm
Oct. 23 @ Admiral
Farragut - 7pm
Oct. 28 vs. Somerset Silver
Palms “Academy Cup”
(Harris) - 7pm

Everglades Prep head coach Ryan Nani (right) shows Orlando Perez (left) what route to run during fall practice.

Nov. 7 @ Goleman
(Milander) - 7pm

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