Posted: 5:16 pm Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Curt Maggitt back to full strength, Dwyer adds August game to schedule 

By Jeff Greer

Dwyer defensive end Curt Maggitt had surgery to repair a torn left labrum on Jan. 29. His coach, Jack Daniels, held him out of the team’s spring practices as a precaution, forcing the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Maggitt to miss Dwyer’s spring game against Palm Bay, a 26-18 loss.

But, while he’s still doing some routine physical therapy, Maggitt is now ready to go.

Maggitt (No. 1 on the Big Board) said he worked out four or five days a week, running — a lot, he adds — and regaining his range of motion. He spent plenty of time in the weight room this summer, building back his strength. So, he’s firing on all cylinders, which is good news for the defending 4A state champs.

“It’s nice to be back up to speed and participating 100 percent,” Maggitt said Monday. “Now I can focus on preparing our team for the season and getting our team chemistry right.”

Dwyer adds Miami Carol City High to schedule

Daniels will need his star defensive end and his teammates to be at their best when they travel to play Miami Carol City High on Aug. 28. Miami Carol City, the alma mater of Santana and Sinorice Moss, made the regional semifinals of the 6A state tournament last season.

Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

Daniels wanted to add a late August game to help prepare for the team’s big trip to Columbus, Ohio. Dwyer is playing Cleveland’s Glenville High at noon on Sept. 6.  The game will be televised live on ESPN as part of  the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series.