Monarch Football Earns 3rd Win; Star Defender Announces Commitment
Treyvon Wahington gets set to rush the quarterback for Monarch High School. {Top Shot Media}

By: Matt Rothman

Within 24 hours, Monarch High School’s football team won their third game, and star defender Treyvon Washington announced his commitment.

The Knights won 32-6 to move to 3-1 on the season. Samari Reed caught two touchdown passes from AJ Hairston and returned a kick for a score. This was the fourth straight game the Knights returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Hairston finished with 232 yards before Jaeden Phillips came in and added 57.

Emmanuel Laved ran for 84 yards and a score, while Jabari Brady caught four passes for 58 yards. Terrell Lo-ray and Jeffrey Wright combined for 90. Defensively, Gabriel Birnbaum recorded seven tackles with two sacks.

“Great win and great team effort,” head coach Calvin Davis said. “I am very proud of the guys for coming out and starting fast and finishing strong.”

Washington, a senior from Monarch, is committed to playing college football at Albany State University.

“The commitment to Albany is a big step into my lifestyle, and I feel like the weight is lifted off my shoulders on having the right college to go to,” Washington said. 

He began playing football when he was 12 for the Pompano Eagles. Washington is in his second year on the varsity team and helped lead the Knights to their second District Championship in school history last season. He says he hoped to find a school with a different scenery for college. 

“For me, and I feel like the lifestyle up there would be a nice experience also due to the fact there recourses, and I’m in good condition as well, which will be a nice change,” Washington said. 

Before heading to college, Washington hopes to improve his fundamentals by paying attention to how his opponent to his opponents operates. Off the field, he hopes to continue to mature and improve his communication. 

“Great opportunity for Treyvon,” Davis added. “I am so proud of him and everything he has overcome to get this opportunity.”

Next, Monarch will play Marjory Stoneman Douglas in their next game. The Eagles are 0-3 this year and lost 20-14 in their only meeting last season. 

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.