Miami Dolphins host Media day at Sun Life Stadium
Dillard High School footplayers clowning around in Miami Dolphins lockerroom
By Dedrick D. Henry, Sr.
Several high school football players from surrounding Dade and Broward County high schools enjoyed their Saturday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida where the Miami Dolphins hosted a high school media day. Players from Dillard, Stranahan, St. Thomas Aquinas, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Flanagan, Miramar, Monarch, Blanche Ely, and Cardinal Gibbons High Schools just to name a few all enjoyed this awesome experience. Each high school in attendance had at least five players to participate in the event and even some coaches chose to participate like Monarch coach Calvin Davis and Nova’s new coach Frank Helper.
The players engaged in interviews, photo shoots and even had the opportunity to visit the Dolphin’s locker room for a live press conference at the podium. Players were questioned about this season’s expectations, college commitments and experiences as high school football players. Players taunted one another about this coming season and last season’s triumphs and downfalls.
The excitement in the air was so thick that American Heritage QB Torrance Gibson attempted a front flip that looked more like a disfigured cart wheel that had the players in an uproar of laughter, and even Gibson could only laugh himself. Players took pictures of all they could grasp even engaging in photos with rival players and opposing opponents. And of course, there were selfies being taken throughout the entire event. The boys really enjoyed the experience of actually being in the spotlight.
This year the high school football season will open on August 29, highlighting the season’s opening will be nationally ranked St. Thomas Aquinas ( No. 3) who will face off against ( No. 11) American Heritage at Sun Life Stadium.