Marjory Stoneman Douglas Football Wins 2023 Pig Bowl For 1st Win Under Coach Hindsley
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Football. {Matthew Aguilar-Lizzi}

By: Matt Rothman

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team won their first game of the season, beating Coral Springs High School 23-14 in the annual Pig Bowl on Friday night.

This was also the team’s eighth straight Pig Bowl win and Keith Hindsley’s first victory as head coach for the Eagles.

The pig bowl tradition is a great rivalry,” Hindlsey said. “It’s a great win for our program. “Our kids were excited to see Coral Springs principal kiss the pig.  Our defense played a great game putting our offense in position to score. Ryan Spalinna gave the offense a huge spark with him 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 thought 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. 

For the Colts, they fall to 2-3 on the season and will play Coral Glades in their next game on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. The Jaguars  CSHS 27-0 last season.

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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 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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