There was a sudden change in the tide as the momentum shifted toward the Eagles early in the first half of play last night in the local Coral Springs/Parkland Football Rivalry. They call it the Pig Bowl! One of the few in town rivalries in Coral Springs, Florida known to draw a packed crowd regardless of team standings. If you missed the game here’s the entire replay of the Colts vs Eagles.
The Eagles came out on top with a victory last night for the first time in 6 years against the Colts. The kissing of the Pig was just a cherry on top. Both teams not having much success thus far into the season, but last night seemed to put everything aside and focus on the home town rivalry. Douglas definitely came into this game with the mental edge with a win last week over Cooper City Cowboys and a mission to end the 6 game losing streak against the Colts. Both teams coming off outstanding seasons last year have been struggling to re-identify themselves with tough schedules in a loaded 8A District.
There was no doubt the Eagles defense came to play last night staying discipline up front and maintaining the Colts dual threat QB Shawn Greene and RB Devante Gayle. Shawn struggled early on in the game trying to connect with the passing game, but seamlessly made up for it on the ground. Outside of the major losses on sacks, for the Colts, Greene and Gayle were both weapons in the Colts running game.
Corey Gaynor DL and Raymond Menendez DL took a stand up front for the Eagles Defensive Line as well as Robby Rodriguez LB and Daniel Crescitelli LB making themselves known on multiple occasions last night. Crescitelli added defensive points late in the game with a pick-six in Colts territory.
The Eagles offense showed up last night putting up 28 points, not including the defensive score. The workhorse, Lance Moise RB, led the Eagles Offensive running game under the command of sophomore starting Quarterback Tyler Goodman QB.
Coral Springs struggled to put points on the board throughout the entire game. Even when the Colts seemed to have momentum they struggled to convert. The Colts, no doubt, suffered from the Eagles defensive goal line stand deep in their red zone; potentially the first points for Springs with only seconds left in the first half.
The District matchup wasn’t one to miss. Douglas coming out on top 35-0 and Principal Susan Leon-Leigh having to pucker up to kiss the Pig last night!