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Scituate wins one for Michael Spinola

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

SCITUATE - In the weeks leading up to the Div. 4 Super Bowl, there was plenty of excitement in Scituate.
If you were to walk into a business on Front Street, chances are you would have heard the game being discussed by anxious Sailors fans, since they were making their second trip to a state championship in the past four years.
But few outside of the confines of the Irish Riviera are aware the program suffered two devastating losses during their playoff run - including former assistant coach Michael Spinola.
Spinola, 29, was killed in a car accident on Nov. 18.
The Sailors and the community have since hoped to honor the life of someone who meant so much to so many in the coastal town.
“That was definitely a hard week,” said Scituate coach Herb Devine. “In years past, I've talked about the heart Mikey played with, the leadership he had. He would do anything for you. We tell the story all the time, about playing Duxbury one year where we put him up against their 6-foot-7, 260 pound offensive lineman going full...

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