Michael Mclaughlin wears #75 and is a left tackle for the Eagles. Mclaughlin is confident in the Eagles’ success this season and has high hopes that the team will finish with a good outcome.
“It’s been a long four years,” Mclaughlin said. “Senior year is a big deal. It’s nice to be recognized.”
DL Michael Mclaughlin (75) stands on the sideline to watch the Eagles play before he goes onto the field against Coral Glades. Mclaughlin would go on to make tackles to help push the Eagles to a win. Photo by Bryan Nguyen
Chris Darius (5) is a running back for the Eagles. Darius is competitive and his main focus is winning.
“[Senior Night] is a nice moment,” Darius said.
When asked about his game plan moving forward into his senior season, Darius said, “We need to win every game, simple.”
Darius is extremely motivated to perform at his best to bring the team to multiple victories this season.
RB Chris Darius (5) escapes a defender for a long run. Darius had a few runs for big gains, which helped push the Eagles to a victory. Photo by Bryan Nguyen
Blake Ofstein (33) plays linebacker for the Eagles. Ofstein is exceptionally happy about the outcome of the season so far. He believes that the Eagles’ offense and defense are “lights out” and playing well. Ofstein has played football for MSD for four years now.
“It’s surreal,” Ofstein said. “They always tell us that the four years go by fast, but it actually did go by really fast. I still remember myself at MSD as a freshman.”
LB Blake Ofstein (33) and DE Alex Brotton (84) line up for a defensive play. The Eagles' defense kept Coral Glades to just three points in a strong performance. Photo by Kelsie Yon
Derek Geffard (1) is a running back for the Eagles. Geffard is excited to be back out on the field with his team after a long year of practicing.
“We started off a little slow, but now we got it rolling,” Geffard said. “For the rest of the season, we’re going to beat everybody and win games.”
RB Derek Geffard (1) looks for his teammates and coaches to prepare for their next play of a scoring offensive drive. Geffard rushed for several yards during the drive. Photo by Bryan Nguyen
AJ Darring wears #26 and is a running back for the Eagles. Darring started off his senior season with outstanding performances in his first two games, scoring touchdowns in both.
“From 9th to 11th grade, I didn’t get to play much,” Darring said. “But I got to play this year, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.”
RB AJ Darring (26) strides back to the sideline after an offensive drive against Coral Glades. Darring made several plays on that drive and in the game, including a touchdown. Photo by Bryan Nguyen
Dimitri Robinson (78) is an offensive guard for the Eagles. Robinson is ecstatic for his senior season with the Eagles and has dreams of playing football in college.
“I got hyped,” Robinson said. “Playing in front of everybody and their parents, I’m going to destroy. For the rest of the season, I’m going to work harder.”
OG Dimitri Robinson catches his breath after an offensive play. Robinson and the rest of the Eagles' offensive line held strong in protecting the quarterback. Photo by Bryan Nguyen
Nick Dobbs (99) is a defensive lineman for the Eagles. Dobbs is an influential component on the Eagles’ roster as he has made several tackles to help push the team to a win in their first two games. Dobbs’ strength and skills are a key reason as to why the Eagles' defense has prevailed in the 2020-2021 season.
“This year’s offseason, I tried to work and focus on my pass rushing more, and repetition to try and get it done in the game,” Dobbs said.
DL Nick Dobbs (99) walks back to the sideline along with his defensive teammates after stopping the Coral Glades Jaguars. Dobbs and the Eagles' defensive line made several crucial plays to limit the Jaguars' scoring. Photo by Bryan Nguyen
Matt O’Dowd (4) is the Eagles’ quarterback. O’Dowd started his senior season greatly. His on-field awareness and athleticism helped lead the team to victories in their first two games. O’Dowd has many completions and touchdowns so far, and he plans on increasing those statistics throughout his senior season.
QB Matt O'Dowd (4) forced to run by Coral Glades' defense. O'Dowd was able to escape the defenders for several completions and two touchdowns during the Eagles' win. Photo by Bryan Nguyen