The Marathon Dolphins scored on their opening possession last Friday night. From there, they let their shutdown defense do the rest.

Marathon intercepted Palm Glades quarterback Michael Daniel a total of four times to improve to 2-5 on the season with a 7-0 win. Although fumbles limited the Dolphins’ opportunities to finish drives, their defense refused to let the Eagles into the end zone. “We weren’t going to fail in front of our fans at our homecoming game. We weren’t going to let them down,” said junior running back Malachi Hawkins.

True to form, freshman defensive back Carlos Lezcano intercepted Daniel in the end zone as time expired to ice the game for Marathon.

For full coverage, see page [INSERT PAGE NUMBER OF SWIDERSKI COVERAGE]. The Dolphins host Palmer Trinity on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.


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Marathon takes home the victory over Palm Glades, 7-0.
2021’s homecoming king and queen Cole McDaniel, left, and Clare Merryman are honored at the game.
From left, Brody Vandervoort, coach Mac Childress and Malachi Hawkins enjoy the moment.
Head coach Mac Childress gets a victory shower administered by, from left, Malachi Hawkins, Brody Vandervoort and Jesus Gonzalez.
Marathon’s Thomas Eubank (32) celebrates the victory with an exhausted Malachi Hawkins
Malachi Hawkins (2) drags the Eagles’ defense up the field.
Marathon senior Kenfrey Chacon (25) maintains ball control after being brought down by the Eagles’ defense.
The Fins’ Patrick Crews (25) intercepts a Palm Glades pass inside the 10-yard lin
Marathon’s Malachi Hawkins (2) takes it up the middle for a Marathon touchdown


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Started my photojournalist at age 14 with the prestigious “Mustang News” (Gardner Jr. High newsletter). I spent 25 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Lansing, retiring to the Keys in 2006 with my wife Lori to open Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography in Marathon.