Recognizing William T. Dwyer High Schoolby Representative Patrick Murphy
Posted on 2014-01-08
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Mr. MURPHY of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize William
T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for their victory
in the 7A State title game. In a well contested battle at the Citrus
Bowl in Orlando, the Dwyer Panthers defeated Niceville High School 55-
39 to win their second State football championship.
Panther's coach Jack Daniels took his team to the title game with a perfect 15-0 record, the school's first undefeated season. After 15 consecutive playoff appearances, Dwyer High School can now call themselves repeat State champions in football, and I am honored to recognize them today.
Throughout the football season, these student-athletes balanced the pressures of both academics and football. As student-athletes across the country, myself included, can tell you, this is a challenge that tests one's patience and perseverance, and I commend the team for their successes in the classroom as well as on the field.
The Dwyer Panthers handled themselves with class in front of thousands of fans on a big stage. I hope all of the players, faculty, and parents who showed their support continue to enjoy the school's rank of 2013-2014 7A football champions for the State of Florida. I wish all of the graduating seniors the best in their future academic and athletic endeavors. To those returning next season, continue to work hard and take pride in everything you do. Congratulations again to the 2013-2014 Dwyer Panthers.