D’Arrion Washington signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and playing career at Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss. While Eebonik Simmons signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and playing career at Lake Erie University.
Both Washington and Simmons were captains on the 2020 Terriers squad.
“Washington is a team player,” said Moore Haven coach Brent Burnside. “He is a very versatile athlete playing a few defensive positions from line backer to defensive end and defensive tackle. He also helped offensively at running back and tight end, even offensive tackle when we needed it.”
D’Arrion helped lead a Moore Haven defense that made a dramatic, goal line stand against their rival Glades Day Gators in 2020. The Gators were marching with time running out late in the fourth quarter when Washington helped break up a pass attempt to deny the Gators a touchdown that would’ve won them the game.
Simmons played on the offensive line for Moore Haven. The Terriers dominated on the ground in recent years, with their offensive line doing grinding to make the offense work and give their running backs room to make plays.
“Eebonik was a three year starter for us playing a couple of different positions on the offensive line,” explained Burnside. “He helped anchor a line that saw three straight post season appearances.”
After signing to Lake Erie University Eebonik thanked his mom for supporting him.
“I’d like to give a big thanks to my mom,” said Simmons. “My backbone and my everything. Without her there is no me. I want to thank God for all he has done and for blessing me with this opportunity.”