By: Matt Rothman
On Friday night, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team emerged victorious in their first game of the season against Coral Springs High School, with a score of 23-14 in the annual Pig Bowl.
As per the tradition, Principal Vivian Suarez of Coral Springs High School had to kiss the pig after the game.
The pig bowl tradition is a great rivalry,” Hindsley said. “It’s a great win for our program. “Our kids were excited to see the Coral Springs principal kiss the pig.
He added that the defense played a great game, putting the offense in position to score, and Ryan Spalinna gave the offense a huge spark with his command of the offense.
“I’m very proud of our kids. We challenged them to keep getting better every week.”
MSD led 2-0 at halftime, with the only points coming on a safety. CSHS answered with a touchdown and two-point conversion to go up 8-2. However, the Eagles responded with a pair of touchdowns to go up by eight. Spallina had his first of two rushing touchdowns, while MSD also recovered a fumble for a score. The Colts tacked on a late touchdown but fell by nine.
The Eagles are now 1-4 this year and will play Jupiter High School in their next game on Friday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. The Warriors come into the game with a record of 3-1 but lost 32-0 in their only meeting last year against MSD.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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