MSD varsity football Eagles get compelling victory over Boyd Anderson Cobras


Natalia Lopez

Cornerback Josh Morgan (14) prepares for the upcoming defensive play with the rest of the Eagles’ line. The Eagles’ defense was strong against the Boyd Anderson Cobras, holding the opponent to just six points.

Josue Lopez, Writer

Coming into the game with a 3-3 record and hoping to go above .500, the Eagles went against the Boyd Anderson Cobras on Friday, Oct. 15. after a dominant win over Jupiter High School. On the other hand, the Cobras came into the game looking for the first win of the season, coming off a 35-0 loss to Deerfield Beach High School.

The Eagles started off the game with a 60-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by running back Clayton Cannon Jr. (1), with the Eagles going for the two-point conversion but failing with a dropped pass.

After two three-and-outs by both teams, the Cobras drove down the field and tied the game 6-6 with 3:43 left on the clock. The Eagles then drove down the field to the four-yard line to end the first quarter.

The Eagles started the second quarter with a run play to Cannon Jr., scoring his second touchdown of the night.

“We started the game off right as Coach set plays up for Clay,” running back Ben McCullars Jr. (26) said.

The Eagles forced the Cobras to punt, and wide receiver Clayton Cannon II returned it 40-yards, setting up the offense with prime field position and scoring to raise the lead to 20-6.

The Eagles then got a tip interception but the Cobras forced it into a fumble and got possession back. They then forced a punt and took possession of the ball at the Cobras’ 48. Quarterback Ryan Spallina (15) threw a ten-yard slant to Cannon II and he took that pass all the way to the endzone, making the score 27-6.

The Cobras were not able to get anything going on offense and went into halftime down by 21.

The third quarter didn’t have much action, both teams playing good defense and forced turnovers but the offenses could not convert anything on offense.

The fourth quarter started off with a bang, as the Eagles completed a deep pass from Spallina to Cannon II for a 44-yard touchdown pass.

The Eagles ended the game off with another touchdown by Cannon II. As the clock ran out, the game concluded with a 42-6 victory for the Eagles.

The Eagles look to continue their win streak, going into the 4-2 South Broward High School Bulldogs; whilst, the Cobras are still searching for their first victory of the season as they play against the Coral Springs Colts on Friday, Oct. 21.