Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Football
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Football. {Credit: Jillian Jarboe}

By: Matt Rothman

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team had a unique experience taking the field early before the Super Bowl in Miami.

The players were fill-ins for the teams and did pregame intros, ran plays, and stood in for the ‘Greatest 100 Players’ ceremony.

“It was a great experience,” said Head Coach Quentin Short. “The kids had a blast. They got to meet some players and coaches. It was really cool.”

MSD has received plenty of support from South Florida teams like the Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, and Florida Panthers, helping the healing process in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland on February 14, 2018. 

The Eagles had a terrific season this past fall, winning their first District Championship in 18 years.

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor's degree in journalism. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Parkland shortly after high school. Along with Parkland Talk, Matt is the lone contributing writer for the New York Islanders with The Hockey Writers. He worked as the Assistant Sports Editor for his school paper, Eagle News.