High School Sports

Archbishop McCarthy football team gets insight from former Miami Dolphins at annual banquet

Six former Miami Dolphins paid a visit to Archbishop McCarthy’s football team during its annual banquet this past Monday at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom.

The group consisting of Lousaka Polite, Lorenzo Hampton, James McKnight, Trent Gamble, Don Brown and Jeff Faulkner spoke to the team about the virtues of sacrifice, hard work and faith as it relates to football and success.

This highlighted an evening of traditional awards presentations and reflections on the past year during which the Mavericks went 11-1 and won their second consecutive Gold Coast Conference title.

"We really enjoyed the opportunity to share our experiences and ideas with the Maverick football family," Hampton said. "I hope that we were able to make a connection with the kids and provide them with some sound advice on how they can achieve their dreams."

The event ended with the Mavericks presenting Walker with an award, signed by all of the players and coaches, recognizing him as one of only six football coaches in Florida history to eclipse 300 victories.

"It was great having all these professional players come out and speak with our kids about the important attributes that are essential for success in the classroom, on the field and throughout life," Archbishop McCarthy coach Byron Walker said. "I wouldn’t have had this success without the great kids, assistant coaches and support from some many administrators over the years."