Stoughton Runs Past Franklin In Season Opening Win

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Stoughton senior Izon Swain-Price bursts through a big gap created by his offensive line. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

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FRANKLIN, Mass. – As Stoughton fought its way through the ups and downs of the 2015 season to finish with a 6-5 record, there were plenty of positives and negatives.

One big positive was the experience the players got, mainly the young offensive line. That experience paid off big time on Friday night as the Black Knights dominated up front behind it’s five-senior offensive line en route to a 58-19 statement win over Franklin.

Lino Azul, Ryan Pierre, Andrew Iverson, Harry Kimball and Brendan Walsh paved the way as Stoughton racked up 454 yards rushing and over 500 yards total in the win.

“They all played last year,” Stoughton head coach Greg Burke said. “We played some tough games last year so having a senior line this year, senior lines usually win. They’re just a little stronger, have a little more experience. Now we have the seniors [on the line] so I’m hoping it carries us. The line is key, offensively and defensively.”

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Stoughton opened the game on a seven play, 72 yard drive, capped with a two-yard rushing score from senior Ryan Sullivan (10 carries, 153 yards, four touchdowns, interception). Dave Cellucci’s (4/4, 60 yards) 20 yard pass to Izon Swain-Price and Sullivan’s 23 yard carry just prior to the score were highlights on the drive.

It didn’t take long for the Black Knights to double their lead as senior Jack Connelly ripped the ball free three plays into Franklin’s drive and Marselis Cox scooped the loose ball up and sprinted in from 45 yards out. Cellucci’s keeper for the two point conversion put Stoughton up 14-0 just over four minutes into the game.

The Black Knights forced a punt but were faced with 3rd and 20 on the ensuing drive. Cellucci floated one up and Connelly went up and grabbed it for a 27 yard completion and a first down. Two plays later, Swain-Price got around the edge for an eight yard touchdown, putting Stoughton up 21-0.

Sullivan came away with an interception on Franklin’s next possession and the Black Knights converted quickly. After a 28 yard gain from Sullivan on the ground, junior Justin Ly (11 carries, 137 yards, one touchdown) pounded it up the middle for a 10 yard touchdown, giving Stoughton a 27-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

After Franklin was unable to convert on fourth down, Ly took the first carry of the next drive 39 yards. Six players later, Sullivan took the toss to the outside for a five yard touchdown run to make it 34-0.

The Panthers were able to get some life back right before halftime, using a couple of screen plays to cut into the lead. Facing 3rd and nine, Franklin QB Jake Noviello (14/33, 215 yards, 2 touchdowns) hit running back Jacob Wolowacki (128 all purpose yards) for a 48 yard completion on the screen. Two plays later, Wolowacki punched it in for the Panthers’ first touchdown.

Franklin got possession back quickly, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Brad Jarosz. On the first play, the Panthers went back to the screen, with Noviello hitting Wolowacki for a 40 yard touchdown to bring the score to 34-12.

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Stoughton struck once more in the final minute of the first half, using three straight runs – Sullivan for 24 yards, Ly for 32 yards and then Sullivan for a 10 yard score – to go into the half with a 40-12 lead.

“Just like any year, you want to start off good,” Burke said. “[Franklin] is a young team, I don’t want to see them next year, that’s for sure, they’ll be tough. Our guys have worked really hard. I’m really happy with our seniors. And our strength, that’s all weight room stuff. We have a lot seniors, we have 20 this year and that makes a difference. Seniors win football games, it’s that simple.”

On Stoughton’s first play of their second drive in the second half, Sullivan bust through a hole up the middle and scampered in for a 52 yard touchdown to make it 46-12.

Franklin struck back with Noviello dropping a perfect pass into the hands of Kinley Baird on the sideline and the senior did the rest, sprinting in for a 68 yard touchdown for the Panthers.

Stoughton added a pair of scores in the final quarter with Swain-Price dashing up the middle for a 40 yard touchdown and David Bell getting around the corner for a 34 yard score for the Black Knights.

“Four touchdowns is nice for me but scoring 58 points as a team is better,” Sullivan said. “We like to call it the three-headed monster. Justin goes up the middle, and then me and Izon on the outside. The holes, you could drive a truck through, it was unreal. It’s an all senior line and they stepped up big time. They got a lot of experience last year and now they are ready to go this year.”

“Those two guys [Sullivan and Swain-Price], you have to worry about them but then we did a nice job on the inside on the traps,” Burke said. “We have a line that can block any other line as far as I’m concerned. You have to be able to go inside and you have to be able to go outside, that’s our offense. It might not be high spread, but that’s not who we are.”

Stoughton football (1-0) will welcome Marshfield to town next Friday in a rematch of week two from a season ago. Franklin (0-1) will look to get its first win of the season with a trip to another Davenport division team, Milford (0-1).

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Football: 2016 Kelley-Rex Division Preview

2016 Kelley-Rex Football Preview

By HockomockSports.com Staff

2016 Kelley-Rex Football Preview

Attleboro

2015 Record: 7-4
2015 Finish: Reached D1 South Quarterfinal
Coach: Mike Strachan

Key/Returning Players: Cam Furtado, Jr., QB/DB; Tyler McGovern, Sr., QB; Andrew Gingras, Sr., OL/DL; Sam Corrado, Sr., RB/LB

Outlook:
Attleboro has developed as a program under head coach Mike Strachan and continues to be one of the teams contend with for the Kelley-Rex title even with a number of new faces on the roster heading into this fall. Even with the loss of standout lineman Kyle Murphy, the Bombardiers will have size on both sides of the ball and use that to control the line of scrimmage.

Offensively, senior quarterback Tyler McGovern returns after an injury knocked him out of the starting lineup midway through last season. He gives Attleboro the chance to look downfield, while junior Cam Furtado stepped in at QB last year and proved to be a dynamic athlete who opened up defenses with his legs.

The offense will flow behind senior lineman Andrew Gingras. At 6’5 and 285 pounds, Gingras will be counted on to open holes for senior running back Sam Corrado and also provide a stout run stopper on defense. Corrado will also provide help at linebacker and on special teams.

“The 2016 Bombardiers are a young team with many players that will be competing for time both offensively and defensively,” said Strachan, who is confident that despite the youth on the roster that Attleboro will be a team to watch this fall.

Franklin

2015 Record: 2-9
2015 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Eian Bain

Key/Returning Players:
Jacob Wolowacki, Sr., RB; Packie Watson, Sr., WR/DB; Joey Blasie, Sr., WR/DB; John Fenton, Sr., OL/DL; Jake Noviello, Jr., QB; Jake Lyons, Sr., RB/DB; Brad Jarosz, Sr., FB/DL; Nick Gordon, So., QB/DB; Khyler Colella, Sr., RB/LB

Outlook:
There is a lot of energy in the Franklin camp over the past couple of weeks, as new head coach Eian Bain takes over from longtime coach Brad Sidwell and looks to give the Panthers a boost after three straight one-win seasons in the Kelley-Rex division. Bain said that he expects there to be a “different vibe” from the team this season.

The Panthers have a lot of experience coming back this season starting in the backfield with quarterbacks Jake Noviello (junior) and Alex Cregg (senior), who both saw action last season. Whoever is starting will have a host of experienced receivers to look for with Eddie Scannapieco, Packie Watson, and Joey Blasie on the outside and 6’5 Connor Peterson at tight end. The bulk of the offense will run through senior tailback Jacob Wolowacki, who emerged last year as a go-to back with three touchdown runs.

Defensively, Franklin has a lot of talent returning in the back seven led by senior safety Jake Lyons, who will also help out as a running back on offense. The secondary also includes Kyle McInery and Nick Gordon with Justin O’Callahan, Bruce Johnson and Khyler Colella manning the linebacker positions. Brad Jarosz will add size to the defensive end position.

Bain said, “It has been an uptempo, high energy camp in Franklin. Players have answered the bell every step of the way to learn both new offensive and defensive systems. While still a work in progress, the team is making strides every day.”

King Philip

2015 Record: 5-6
2015 Finish: Reached D2 South Quarterfinal
Coach: Brian Lee

Key/Returning Players:
John DeLuca, Sr., QB; Sean Garrity, Sr., RB/DB; Brett Mazur, Sr., TE/LB; Alex Olsen, Sr., FB/LB; Giovanni Fernandez, Sr., RB/LB; Daniel Loewen, Sr., OL/DL; Michael Sullivan, Sr., OL/DL; Paul Macrina, Sr., OL/DL; Michael Mello, Sr., WR/DB

Outlook:
King Philip got off to a rough start last season, but managed to turn things around with a dramatic victory at Mansfield and won three out of four to get back into the postseason. The Warriors could be inconsistent on the offensive side of the ball in 2015, but with experienced skill position players coming back KP could be ready to challenge for the league title.

It begins in the backfield with senior quarterback John DeLuca, who is ready for his third year as the starter and is one of the toughest signal callers in the league. This season, DeLuca will have a number of weapons to help put points on the board. Senior running back Sean Garrity will add speed to the edge for the Warriors, while his classmate Giovanni Fernandez is a power back to add another dimension inside the red zone. Senior Michael Mello returns to add experience to the receiving corps.

The strength of the Warriors under head coach Brian Lee has been defense and line play and this season should be no different. Seniors Paul Macrina, Michael Sullivan, and Daniel Loewen will be major factors on both sides of the ball. Senior Alex Olsen has the potential to be the defensive MVP this year taking over the role of graduated linebacker Cory Lombardo. Fernandez and fellow senior Brett Mazur will add strength to the linebacker position as well.

Mansfield

2015 Record: 5-6
2015 Finish: Reached D2 South Semifinal
Coach: Michael Redding

Key/Returning Players:
Hunter Ferreira, Jr., WR/DB; Ben Budwey, Sr., WR; Brian Lynch, Sr., RB; Nick Graham, Sr., RB/DB; Anthony DeGirolamo, Sr., QB; AJ Gibbs, Sr., OL/DL; Colin Gibbons, Sr., OL/DL; Travis Sjoberg, Sr., LB; Andrew Ducharme, Sr., OL/DL; Nick Krouskos, Sr., RB/LB; Diogo DeSousa, Sr., K

Outlook:
Mansfield’s defense held teams to 15 or fewer points in all but two games last year. Only St. John’s Prep and Marshfield (two teams ranked in the top five in the state when they faced the Hornets) were able to get any rhythm going offensively against the Hornets. Despite strength on that side of the ball, Mansfield struggled to find consistency on offense and ended up one point short of a share of the Kelley-Rex division title.

This season, the Hornets offense could be a huge strength with a number of playmakers returning. Senior quarterback Anthony DeGirolamo will be the starter for the second season in a row and will have a strong backfield around him with senior Brian Lynch as the power back and Nick Graham giving Mansfield speed to the edges. DeGirolamo will be able to aim for junior Hunter Ferreira, who has emerged as one of the top receivers in the league, and senior Ben Budwey.

On defense, the front seven will once again be a strong feature for the Hornets. A.J. Gibbs, Colin Gibbons, and Andrew Ducharme add size and strength on both sides of the ball, while senior linebacker Travis Sjoberg is a leader with the potential for hitting triple digits in tackles this fall. Senior placekicker Diogo DeSousa is a weapon in special teams after being recognized at kicking camps over the summer.

“We are a senior team (30 seniors),” said Mansfield head coach Mike Redding, “but we have some very talented juniors and sophomores that will help us win this year and give us some great depth”

Oliver Ames

2015 Record: 2-9
2015 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Mike Holland

Key/Returning Players:
Liston Funai, Sr., RB; Jack Mills, Sr., OL/DL; Travis Campbell, Sr., QB/LB; Kyle Gagliardi, Sr., QB/DB; Leandro Moro, Sr., TE/LB; Jay Fruci, Jr., LB; Noah Fitzgerald, Jr., DB; Michael Mulrean, Jr., DB

Outlook:
Oliver Ames head coach Mike Holland is entering his second season in charge of the Tigers and will also be managing the program’s first fall in the Kelley-Rex division. In the last three games of 2015, OA beat Norwell and North Quincy and battled Sharon in a three-point loss on Thanksgiving Day, building momentum heading into this season.

The Tigers are excited about the potential of the offense with two quarterbacks who can make plays with their feet or their arms. Kyle Gagliardi and Travis Campbell are in the mix to be the starter and Holland expressed confidence in both of his seniors. OA also has a strong running game with senior Liston Funai leading the way for a group of backs that provide the Tigers with toughness and the ability to find open space.

OA has a lot of experience returning on the defensive side of the ball. Jack Mills will be a force on both the offensive and defensive line, while Jay Fruci and Leandro Moro will provide a spark from the linebacker spot. The secondary has also been boosted by Noah Fitzgerald and Michael Mulrean. “[We] have an excellent group of seniors and younger guys,” said Holland. “Kids are working hard and putting in strong efforts in all phases.”

Taunton

2015 Record: 1-10
2015 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Brad Sidwell

Key/Returning Players:
Adam Mclaughlin, Sr., WR/DB; Andrew Welington, Sr., TE/LB; Collin Hunter, Jr., QB; Khoury Simmons, Sr., OL/DL; Jake Norberto, Sr., OL/DL; Khoury Simmons, Sr., OL/DL; Paul Corrao, Jr., OL/DL; Zakim Harrow, Sr., OL/DL; Sylvester English, Sr., OL/DL; Mike Fernandez, Sr., TE/LB; Brevan Walker, Sr., RB/DB

Outlook:
The Tigers have a new coaching staff this fall, but it will be one that is very familiar to fans of the Hockomock League. Brad Sidwell moved to Taunton after 20 years in charge of the Franklin program. Sidwell comes into his new position with plenty of experience in the league and an experienced roster that has 14 returning starters, but the Tigers enter 2016 without a Kelley-Rex win since 2012.

There is optimism in the camp this preseason because of the large number of returning players and because of the size that Taunton boasts on the front line. Senior Zakim Harrow checks in at 6’2 and 335 pounds, his classmate Sylvester English is 6’1 and 290 pounds and junior Paul Carrao is 6’3 and 270 pounds. Those players will open holes on both sides of the ball and create space for playmakers such as senior linebacker Mike Fernandez and senior running back Brevan Walker.

There is a battle for the quarterback position this season. Junior Collin Hunter threw 11 touchdown passes last fall but sophomore Noah Leonard has impressed in camp and could snag the starting spot for Friday night’s opener at New Bedford. Whoever is under center will have a couple of strong targets to aim for with senior receivers Adam McLaughlin and Sam Krajewski and senior tight end Andrew Wellington all back.

“We’re just looking for improvement everyday,” Sidwell said. “Hopefully with a little confidence we can get off to a good start.”

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/02/16

Today’s playoff games are listed below.

Baseball
D1 South
#2 King Philip, 3 vs. #15 Catholic Memorial, 4 – Final

#4 Taunton, 1 vs. #13 Brookline, 2 – Final (8 inn.) – Luke Figueira pitched seven innings without surrendering an earned run but the Tigers couldn’t overcome a run by the Warriors in the top of the eighth inning. Figueira struck out seven and allowed three hits and four walks in a no decision. Christian Simoes, Jack Moynihan and Matt Machado each had two hits for Taunton, which totaled 11 hits as a team.

#9 Franklin, 4 @ #8 Durfee, 6 – Final – Franklin took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning but the Hilltoppers climbed back into the game with four in the bottom half and added single runs in the second and third. Offensively, Nick Santucci went 1-3 with an RBI, a walk and a run scored, Brad Jarosz was 2-3, Mike Skaza knocked in a run and both Steve Ferguson and Alex Bissanti scored a run for the Panthers. Sophomore Jake Noviello pitched well in relief for the Panthers, tossing four innings with just one run allowed while striking out five.

#12 Attleboro, 1 @ #5 Norwood, 0 – Final (9 inn.)Click here for a recap of the game.

D2 South
#12 Oliver Ames, 0 @ #5 Nauset, 9 – Final – Oliver Ames only registered a pair of hits against Nauset pitcher Paul Prue, who tossed a complete game shutout with seven strikeouts. Senior Josh Minuskin had a triple and sophomore Matt Muir had a single for OA.

#14 Canton, 1 @ #3 Middleboro, 0 – Final (9 inn.) – Canton senior Kevin Powers tossed a complete game, nine inning shutout to lead the Bulldogs past the defending D2 State Champions. Powers worked around a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the eighth and the Bulldogs went on to score the winning run in the top of the ninth. Jim Jenkins had his second hit of the game, a double, and moved to third on a bunt from Jimmy Hamrock. Sean Doyle then connected and Jenkins came home to score on an error. Powers stretched his scoreless inning streak to 24 straight, scattering five hits while striking out six batters. Mike McMahon also had two hits for Canton while Joe Peccia (11 putouts), Joe Bires and Matt Casamento each had a hit.

D3 South
#17 Foxboro, 1 @ #16 Scituate, 2 – Final

Softball
D1 South
#14 North Attleboro, 7 vs. #19 Walpole, 8 – Final – North Attleboro rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but were unable to push the tying run across the plate. Liz Morehouse connected for a two-run home run and Kaylea Sherman had three hits on the day.

#15 Franklin, 4 vs. #18 Somerset Berkley, 6 – Final (8 inn.)

#16 Mansfield, 4 vs. #17 Notre Dame Academy 0 – Final – The Hornets scored all four runs in the third inning and senior pitcher Maddie Letendre struck out 12 while allowing just two hits as Mansfield advanced in the tournament. Megan Letendre and Marissa Staffier (2-3) each knocked in a run and Maddie Letendre (1-3) singled to score them both to take a 4-0 lead. Bri Homer and Jocelyn Reardon (1-2) scored runs for the Hornets. Mady Bendanillo, Kara Bendanillo and Rachel Carafa each added a hit for the Hornets.

#23 Oliver Ames, 4 @ #10 Norwood, 8 – Final – Oliver Ames scored three runs in the first inning and added another in the second but the Mustangs offense proved to be too much. Missy Krim (2-3, run scored) reached on a single to left, advanced on a bunt single from Rachel Han and bunt single from Victoria Ziner (2-4, run scored) loaded the bases. Jamie Gottwald (1-4, RBI, run scored) batted in a run for OA and then scored off a two-RBI hit from Caroline Mahoney (2-3, two RBI).

D3 South
#21 Foxboro, 9 @ #12 Westwood, 6 – Final

Boys Lacrosse
D1 South
#5 Franklin, 17 vs. #12 Bridgewater-Raynham, 2 – FinalAustin Kent scored four goals and had three assists for the Panthers, who also got four goals and an assist from Eric Civetti. Chase Tanner added three goals for Franklin and Jake Alexander had two, as well as winning 21-of-23 face-offs.

#11 King Philip, 6 @ #6 Mansfield, 5 – Final – Click here for a recap of the game. Click here for a photo gallery from the game.

D2 South
#8 Oliver Ames, 0 @ #1 Hingham, 17 – Final

Girls Lacrosse
D1 East
#1 Franklin, 11 vs. #8 Newton North, 3 – Final – Franklin raced out to a 7-0 lead at half and held the Tigers of Newton North scoreless for the first 35 minutes of the game. Kenzie Pleshaw had four goals to lead Franklin while Julia Jette had one goal three assists, Diana Griffin scored twice and had a pair of assists. Head coach Kristin Igoe credited her defense with a very strong game, led by Sam Jones, who won six draws and two ground balls.

D2 East
#8 North Attleboro, 10 @ #1 Walpole, 20 – FinalHana Caster scored four goals for the Rocketeers and Mackenzie Rosenberg added three in the loss.

Boys Tennis
D1 South
#13 Mansfield, 1 @ #4 Franklin, 4 – Final – Franklin got a pair of wins in both singles and doubles to advance in the MIAA tournament. Junior Eli Brooks battled back for a 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 win at second singles and freshman Dan Barrow won 6-4, 6-2 at third singles. Tom Mancini and James Johnston continued their stellar seasons with a 6-2, 6-1 win at first doubles and Jeremy Gan and Derek Wu won 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles. Mansfield’s Benny Lin won 6-2, 6-2 at first singles.

#6 North Attleboro, 5 vs. #11 Brockton, 0 – Final – North Attleboro won four of the five matches in straight sets to knock out the Boxers. Mitchell Dyer won 6-4, 6-3 at first singles, Zack Pfeffer won 6-1, 6-1 in second singles and Barsomo Nuay won 6-1, 6-1 at third singles. Jeff Yao and Ben Pfeffer won 3-6, 7-5, 8-6 at first doubles and Jake Fontes and Daniel Zhang won 6-0, 6-2 at second doubles.

D2 South
#13 Canton, 3 @ #4 Dighton-Rehoboth, 2 – Final
#14 Foxboro, 0 @ #3 Plymouth North, 5 – Final

Girls Tennis
D1 South
#14 Taunton, 4 vs. #19 Bridgewater-Raynham, 1 – Final

#18 Franklin, 5 @ #15 Oliver Ames, 0 – Final – Franklin won all three single matches in straight sets and won both doubles matches in tie breakers to get the sweep. Hannah Sweeney won 6-0, 6-1 at first singles, Anna Humphreys won 6-1, 6-0 at second singles and Anja Deric won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. Stephanie Schaivo and Katelyn Davenport won 0-6, 7-6 (8-6) at first doubles and Selma Wu and Halle Love won 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2) at second doubles.

#20 Mansfield, 3 @ #13 Marshfield, 2 – Final – The visiting Mansfield Hornet swept doubles play and sophomore Sarah Doyle scored a big win at third singles to get the upset win. Doyle won 6-1, 6-2 to get Mansfield’s lone point in singles play. Senior Cathryn Heavey and junior Chloe Peterson won 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) and freshmen Tessa Garufi and Elizabeth Elsner won 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles.

D2 South
#4 Foxboro, 3 vs. #13 Westwood 2 – Final

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 05/26/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Franklin, 7 vs. Hopkinton, 3 – Final – Seven different Panthers recorded an RBI as the Panthers advanced to the finals of the Pedroli Tournament to play Lincoln-Sudbury. Nick Santucci went 2-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, Josh Macchi went 1-3 with a run scored and an RBI, Mike Skaza was 3-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Jason Ulrickson was 3-4 with an RBI, Joe Corsi had a hit, two runs and an RBI, Brad Jarosz went 1-1 with an RBI and Alex Bissanti had an RBI and a run scored. Ryan Hodgkins added three hits for Franklin, including a double, and scored a run. Sophomore Jake Noviello got the win on the mound, allowing a pair of runs in five innings of work, striking out seven. Ryan Morse had a scoreless inning in relief for the Panthers.

Milford, 3 @ Wayland, 2 – Final (8 inn.)

Oliver Ames, 2 vs. New Bedford, 1 – Final – With the game knotted at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Oliver Ames senior Ryan Adams cracked an RBI triple to drive in Matt Muir as the Tigers edged the Whalers. Muir led off the inning with a walk and was sacrificed over by Chris Romero, setting the stage for Adams’ hit. Sam Burr pitched four shutout winnings for the Tigers to get the win.

Sharon, 0 @ North Quincy, 4 – Final

Taunton, 0 @ Durfee, 1 – Final – Taunton freshman Jack Moynihan was terrific on the mound for the Tigers but was the tough luck loser as the Taunton offense was unable to get anything going. Moynihan pitched six innings, allowing just the one run while striking out five. Moynihan only allowed four base runners, three hits and one walk.

Softball
Foxboro, 9 @ Westwood, 13 – Final

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Franklin, 8 – Final

King Philip, 6 @ Dighton-Rehoboth, 4 – Final King Philip’s Brooke Taute had a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the seventh, breaking a tie game and giving the Warriors the win on the road. KP originally captured a 4-3 lead on a two-out, two-run single from Caeli Bench in the top of the fifth inning. Chris Wagner, Hailey McCasland, and Ashley Hession each had two hits for KP. Freshman Elise Pereira had an RBI bunt single in the game and battled for a hard fought walk in the seventh inning. Kali Magane for the win for KP, scattering six hits while fanning 12 batters.

North Attleboro, 5 @ Durfee, 2 – Final – Liz Morehouse knocked in a pair of runs with two hits and Amelia Murphy fanned seven batters as the Rocketeers picked up the win on the road. Mycala Moody and Meg Barlow each had three hits in the win and Gina Miceli added a pair of hits for Big Red.

Girls Lacrosse
Milford, 13 vs. Nipmuc, 16 – Final

Boys Tennis
Oliver Ames, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final – The Panthers picked up their 15th win of the season, winning four of the five matches in straight sets. Rahul Herur fought back at first singles after dropping to first set to get a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win at first singles, Eli Brooks won 6-2, 6-2 at second singles and Dan Barrow won 6-2, 6-4 at third singles. Tom Mancini and James Johnston won 6-0, 6-1 at first doubles and Tyler DiPalma and Derek Wu won 6-0, 6-1 at second singles.

North Attleboro, 5 vs. Durfee, 0 – Final – North Attleboro won all five matches in straight sets with two wins coming without a game lost. Mitchell Dyer won 6-1, 6-3 at first singles, Zack Pfeffer won 6-1, 6-1 at second singles and Barsomo Nuay won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. The team of Jake Fontes and Daniel Zhang won 6-1, 6-1 at first doubles and Andrew Harris and Mayank Wadeker won 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles.

Girls Tennis
Franklin, 2 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final – The Tigers punched their ticket to the postseason for the first time in over two decades behind a sweep in doubles play and one singles win. Sarah Leger won 7-5, 6-0 at third singles, Lark Warner and Valeria Tueme won 6-3, 6-0 at first singles and Claudia Ferrara and Rachel Stryke notched a 7-5, 6-1 at second doubles. Franklin’s Hannah Sweeney won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles and Anna Humphreys won 6-3, 6-1 at second singles.

North Attleboro, 5 @ Durfee, 0 – Final – The Rocketeers and Hilltoppers played 10 game prosets, with North Attleboro emerging victorious. Jordan Willis won 10-0 at first singles, Emily Chiasson won 10-0 at second singles and Azka Siddiq won 10-1 at third singles. Gabby Duva and Katie Demontigny won 10-6 at first doubles and Hana Hershey and Shurobhi Nandi won 10-3 at second doubles.

Panthers Pounce Early, Hold Off Late Milford Push

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Franklin senior shortstop Nick Santucci, who had three RBI, throws a runner out at first. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

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MILFORD, Mass. – After being shutout in its previous two games, Franklin wasted little time in finding offense on Saturday, plating seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 9-6 win over Milford.

The Panthers were shutout twice in a three day span but it took just two at bats for Franklin to score a run in the top of the first inning against the Scarlet Hawks. In total, the Panthers batted around in the first, sending 12 to the plate and using six hits to score seven runs.

“I do believe we have a good offensive baseball team and it was only a matter of time,” Franklin coach Zach Brown said. “The guys have been really diligent and working hard in the cages. I told them after the last game that being shutout two times in a row is kind of an anomaly for this group and that we were playing really clean baseball and getting good pitching. I felt if that continued, the wins would follow.”

Franklin senior Nick Santucci battled his way to a lead off walk and junior Jake Lyons belted an RBI triple on the third pitch he saw to go up 1-0. Ryan Hodgkins followed with a walk to put runners on the corners and catcher Tyler Gomes followed it up with a two run single. After a single from Josh Macchi and a walk to Brad Jarosz loaded the bases, Milford got their second out on a force at home. Alex Bissanti scored Macchi with a single and kept the bases loaded for Santucci, who ripped a two run single. Lyons picked up his second RBI of the inning in his second appearance at the plate with a single to score Bissanti.

“We just needed to have that one run and everybody kind of loosened up and started to hit,” Brown said.

The Panthers extended their lead two innings later in the top of the third inning. A lead off double from Mike Skaza put Franklin in good position. Bissanti’s sac bunt pushed Skaza to third and Santucci notched his third RBI of the game with his second hit of the game to make it 8-0.

Milford was able to chip into the deficit in the bottom of the inning though. After two near perfect innings from Franklin’s Skaza on the mound, a one out walk to Brian Ireland preceded Milford’s first hit, a single from lead off man Chris Speroni. Freshman Alex Coady batted his way to a walk to load the bases for sophomore Aidan Wilde. Wilde ripped the third pitch he saw into deep left center, clearing the bases to make it 8-3.

It didn’t take long for Franklin to respond, adding another run in the top of the fourth inning. Gomes led off with his second hit of the game – a double – and moved to third on a sac bunt from Joe Corsi to batters later. Jarosz grounded into a 6-3 out but it was enough to score Gomes from third to make it 9-3.

The Scarlet Hawks kept themselves in reach by adding two more runs in the fifth inning. Speroni’s fly ball down the left field line fell in and a walk to Coady put two on with no outs. Wilde knocked in his fourth run of the game with a hard his ball to score Speroni. Blake Hill then blasted a shot to right field, hitting a tree just inside the fence at Fino Field for an RBI triple.

Those two runs proved to be very helpful as the Scarlet Hawks put themselves in a position to complete the comeback in the bottom of the seventh. Speroni was the catalyst again, leading off with a single down the right field line and once again, Coady followed up with a walk. Wilde drew a walk on a full count to load the bases, bringing the tying run to the plate with no outs. Santucci, who took over for senior Ryan Morse on the mound after Morse was perfect in relief in the sixth inning, was able to get out of the jam.

First, Santucci induced a tough pop up in foul territory from Hill that was caught nicely by Macchi. A ground ball to second from Anthony Arcudi drove in one run but got the second out. Santucci then induced a line drive right at Macchi down the line for the third out and the save.

“The pop fly in foul grounds was the toughest of the plays and he did a great job,” Brown said. “[Josh] was actually under the weather today and were going back and forth on if he was going to play or not. But he was really he wanted to be out there and it worked out for us that he was.”

Skaza earned the win, scattering six hits with three strikeouts. Morse threw a scoreless sixth inning, needing just 11 pitches and Santucci got the save after allowing one run in the seventh.

“You can’t give up seven runs in the first inning, that’s for sure,” Milford head coach Paul Pellegrini said. “I give [Franklin] credit, they hit the pitches they should have. When you get behind batters, you tend to build confidence as a hitter and they did. Aidan [Wilde] left the ball up some and they took advantage of it. And we also had a couple of chances I thought to get out earlier in the inning and we just didn’t make the plays. It’s baseball and it happens.”

Milford turned to lefty Tylor Renaud after the first inning and the junior was very solid in relief, going six innings with just two runs surrendered. Renaud struck out six batters, issued three walks and allowed just three hits.

“Tylor loves the game, I wish I had 20 more of him on the team,” Pellegrini said. “For his size, he brings a lot to the table. He did a good job, he kept them off balance and did what I expect of him.”

For Franklin, Santucci led the Panthers with three RBI while Lyons and Gomes each knocked in a pair.

“Those guys have been pretty consistent throughout the course of the year,” Brown said. “Unfortunately we hadn’t been hitting a lot with runners in scoring position but it was good to see us get the line moving today and hopefully we can build off of it.”

Franklin baseball moves to 6-7 overall on the season and 5-5 in Hockomock play. The Panthers will try to make it two in a row when they host Attleboro on Monday. Milford drops to 3-9 overall, 3-8 in the league and will travel to Sharon on Monday.

Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

Noviello, Franklin Open Season With Win At OA

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Franklin sophomore Jake Noviello struck out six in his varsity debut to earn the win. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

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NORTH EASTON, Mass. – Franklin plated three runs in the fourth inning and sophomore Jake Noviello was solid on the mound in his varsity debut to lead the Panthers to a 4-2 win over Oliver Ames.

The Panthers erased a two run deficit by sending eight batters to the plate in the fourth inning. Noviello surrendered an unearned run in the first and an earned run in the fourth, allowing just five hits and striking out six to get his first career win.

“Always good to get a win,” Franklin head coach Zach Brown said as the Panthers defeated OA for the second straight year. “Oliver Ames is an excellent team and an excellent program with great coaches and great players so it was good to get this win.”

Although the game was played at Frothingham Park in Easton, Franklin was the home side and batted in the bottom half. To start the bottom of the fourth inning, Franklin senior Josh Macchi singled up the middle and advanced to second when Noviello drew a walk. Both runners advanced on a passed ball and a walk to Brad Jarosz loaded the bases.

Sophomore Matt Foley’s hit down the line in right fell in, bringing Macchi in to cut the deficit in half. Junior Ryan Hodgkin’s hit to third brought pinch runner Steve Ferguson in to tie the game. Senior Joe Corsi hit one through the left side of the infield to plate Foley and take a 3-2 lead.

OA took the lead in the first inning with Chris Romero reaching on a fielder’s choice. Josh Minuskin blooped one into center with two outs to bring Romero home and the Tigers took a 1-0 lead after the top half of the first. The Tigers extended their lead in the top of the fourth. Minuskin singled to lead off and moved to second off a single from sophomore Mitch Goulet. Kevin Geary moved both runners up a base and then Minuskin came home on a wild pitch.

Noviello was solid throughout. He stuck out a pair in the second and then fanned another in the third. With a runner on third in the fourth, he induced a fly ball to right and a groundout to short to get out of the inning. He allowed one hit in the fifth but escaped without any further and then ended his day on the mound with a 1-2-3 sixth inning, punctuated with a strikeout for his last out.

“Jake was with us basically for the stretch run last year and we knew he was going to be an important part of the team this year and moving forward,” Brown said. “To say this came as a complete surprise wouldn’t be fair. We’re proud of him, we’re proud of all of our guys. They competed hard. Jake did a great job trying to stay ahead and work down in the zone.”

Noviello’s sixth inning came with a big assist from Foley. Ryan Adams led off with a hard hit single into right. Minuskin followed with a rip to right field himself but Foley snagged it and then fired back to first to double up the Tigers.

Hodgkins and Corsi drew walks to open up the bottom of the sixth and junior Jake Lyons reached on an error to load the bases. Tyler Gomes launched a hit into left center field but OA junior Travis Campbell leaped into the air for a diving catch to limit the damage to just a sacrifice fly as Franklin went up 4-2.

Franklin senior Mike Skaza needed just 14 pitched for a perfect final inning to get the save.

“Mike is the veteran arm that we have coming back,” Brown said. ”We figured it would be best for us to have him at the back end of games, getting those outs that mean the most. He did a great job today.”

OA senior Zach Sato suffered the loss, going 3.1 innings and allowing three earned runs. Oliver Ames’ pitchers combined to walk seven Franklin batters.

“We’ve got a long ways to go,” OA coach Leo Duggan said. “I thought Sato pitched alright. This was his first varsity start and for three innings he kept the ball down, I think he just got a little tired after that. We didn’t help him out after that. We dropped the ball in right field, we had a mistake at third. Walks killed us today too.

“I thought Muir (2-2) had a great game, he made two legitimate great plays on defense. We’ve got so many kids and we’re experimenting who’s going to be in the lineup still. We only had five hits, we didn’t get any hits from the bottom of the order.”

Franklin baseball (1-0) returns to action on Monday when they travel to Sharon (0-0) to take on the Eagles. Oliver Ames (0-1) will travel to North Attleboro (0-1) on the same day.

Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

Rajotte, Defense Boost Rocketeers Over Franklin

North Attleboro's Thomas Reynolds (#54) tackles a Franklin running back in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
North Attleboro’s Thomas Reynolds (#54) tackles a Franklin running back in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Through the first 12 minutes, North Attleboro’s offense had ran just four plays compared to Franklin’s 20.
But that was fine, considering the Rocketeers were able to grab a pair of touchdowns from the defensive unit.
Nick Rajotte had a 35 yard pick six in the first quarter to put North Attleboro up 7-0 and on Franklin’s next possession, Rajotte had a 50 yard fumble return to give the hosts a 14-0 lead.
North Attleboro improved to 4-0 on the season with a 28-6 decision over Franklin.
“I like that, especially since I coach the defense,” North Attleboro head coach Don Johnson said after how nice it was to have a cushion despite only running four plays. “They came out in their little scrum offense that threw us a little curveball but we stepped up and made big plays on defense when we needed it.”

Franklin moved the ball 34 yards on its first drive but were finally forced into a punt. North Attleboro’s offense went right to work with sophomore quarterback Chad Peterson, hitting junior Bobby Mylod for 12 yards followed by a 24 yard connection with Kyle Gaumond. A pair of runs from Nick Morrison moved the chains but the ball came free on the second carry and Franklin’s Tyler Gomes pounced to get the ball back for the Panthers at their own 27.
On the fifth play, the Panthers tried to run a screen pass but Rajotte stepped in and intercepted the pass and raced untouched to the end zone for a touchdown. An extra point from Connor Flynn made it 7-0 with 2:46 left in the first quarter.
“Last week, I bit on the counter fake and coach was putting it in my head not to get faked,” Rajotte said. “I saw him coming and I just stepped up and tried to pick it off.”
The Panthers again got some movement on offense, keyed by a 19 yard run from Jake Wolowacki (20 carries, 53 yards). Wolowacki was nearly off to the end zone but a shoe string tackle from Flynn brought him down at midfield. The tacked proved to be key as three plays later, Rajotte came on a blitz and had a clean shot at Franklin quarterback Brad Jarosz. Instead of a take down, Rajotte swatted the ball clean and took possession all in one motion and brought all the way for a touchdown.
“Coach just sent me on a lightning blitz so I was like I’m going to take my chance and do the most with it,” Rajotte said. “So when I saw both running backs just leave I knew it was my shot. I tried to swat the ball, caught it in my hands and I just took off with it, it was awesome. I tried to swat it and I just found it in my hands so I was just going with the flow at that point.”
Johnson added, “I haven’t seen that before. That’s not something we anticipate. We do practice knocking the ball out of the quarterback’s hands when he goes back but you usually don’t get there in time to take it and run with it. He’s a good athlete and he’s a heady kid too, a smart kid.”
Both teams traded punts before the Rocketeers defense came up with another key stop, this time forcing a turnover on downs. Franklin was able to get it to 2nd and less than a yard on their own 41 yard line but the Rocketeers stuffed two rushes for no gain and then a QB sneak on fourth down to get the ball back with just 50 seconds left in the half.
North didn’t take too long to cash in as two plays later, Peterson linked up with Mylod right down the middle and Mylod broke through a pair of tackles to find the end zone for a 37 yard touchdown with 31 seconds left in the half.
Neither team was able to find the end zone in the third quarter. The two sides traded punts and then a fumble from North inside the Franklin red zone gave the Panthers possession back. A penalty put a wrench into Franklin’s plans on the next series and North took back over. However, Franklin’s defense came up big as Khyler Colella knocked a pass down on fourth down to get the ball back.
On North Attleboro’s next series, Kyle McCarthy took over at quarterback and gained 24 yards on the first two plays on the ground. An 11 yard gain from Morrison set North up for 1st down at the Franklin 27. McCarthy then fired a pass right down the middle that Flynn was able to dive out and haul in with just one hand in the end zone for a touchdown. Connor MacIver’s extra point made it 28-0 with six minutes to go.
North Attleboro finished with 230 yards on the ground, led by Mylod’s 63 yards on six carries. Eight others got carries for the Rocketeers including Rajotte (six carries, 51 yards), Morrison (four carries, 34 yards), McCarthy (four carries, 30 yards) and Nolan Buckley (three carries, 26 yards).
“We didn’t really get a chance to get going on offense in the first half,” Johnson said. “It seemed like we were on defense all the time which I guess was a good problem to have. That was kind of our goal in the second half, we wanted to be able to run the ball better and I think we got some good work out of it.”
Franklin was able to strike on its next series on the third play. Jarosz floated a perfect pass down the right sideline to hit Sam Harrell in stride for a 47 yard score. The two point attempt failed to bring the score to 28-6 with 4:39 left.
“We knew we’d have to try and run the ball on them to try and negate their speed but of course the two defensive touchdowns are killers,” Franklin head coach Brad Sidwell said. “We did some good things. They’re stout on defense like we thought they’d be.
“We’re getting better. We’re fighting harder. We just have to fine a way on offense to sustain our drives a bit more. We had too many penalties too. We’ll just keep going and keep fighting.”
North Attleboro (4-0, 2-0) will look to keep its perfect start going when it travels to Attleboro (2-2, 1-1) this coming Friday. Franklin will look to bounce back when they host King Philip (1-3, 1-1) on the same night.
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

Saturday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/03/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Football
Franklin, 6 @ North Attleboro, 28 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Nick Rajotte 35 yard interception return, Connor Flynn XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) N. Rajotte 50 yard fumble return, C. Flynn XP good; (NA) Chad Peterson 37 yard pass to Bobby Mylod, C. Flynn XP good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring
4th Quarter: (NA) Kyle McCarthy 27 yard pass to C. Flynn, Connor MacIver XP good; (F) Brad Jarosz 47 yard pass to Sam Harrell, 2pt failed. 
Boys Soccer
Milford, 1 vs. Nipmuc, 2 – Final
Girls Soccer
King Philip @ Walpole, 7:00

Yelle's Late Field Goal Elevates Franklin Over Milford


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By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief
FRANKLIN, Mass. – Facing a 4th and 6 at the Milford 24 yard line in the final minute, Franklin head coach Brad Sidwell had no doubt on what he was going to do.
He sent his offense back out — but there was no play. They attempted to get Milford to jump offside, but the end game was always a field goal.
The snap from senior Will O’Reilly was on the money, junior Alex Cregg got the ball set up perfectly and senior Nick Yelle split the uprights for a career-long 41-yard field goal to give Franklin a 24-21 win over Milford in the HockomockSports.com Game of the Week.
Yelle had missed a field goal near the end of the first half but showed no signs of nerves as he drilled the kick right down the middle with just 24 seconds left.
“Honestly I was so nervous,” Yelle said. “I can’t even explain it. I missed the first one and this one I killed it, I was so surprised.”
Yelle rightfully credited the Panthers defense for the opportunity to kick his first game-winning field goal. Milford went three and out twice inside the final eight minutes.
Franklin trailed 21-7 in the third quarter but were able to rally back. Down just one score in the final quarter, junior quarterback Brad Jarosz kept the ball on a designed keeper and scampered 16 yards to tie the game at 21 with 8:04 left.
On Milford’s ensuing drive, the Scarlet Hawks picked up six yards on the first two downs but an incompletion on third forced a punt. It looked like Milford was going to get the momentum back as Leo Moronta had a big pass breakup and Ryan Nesta and Ryan Gray combined for a sack on third down to get the ball back, but Milford once again went three and out. A holding call put Milford into a 2nd and long situation and after a four yard rush and an incompletion, Milford punted again.
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Starting at their own 50 with under three minutes to play, a penalty negated a positive play and pushed Franklin back a yard. On first down, junior Jake Wolowacki rushed for 11 yards and then a rush from Wolowacki and Khyler Colella got Franklin a first down at the Milford 28. After an incompletion, a Jarosz keeper and a run from Wolowacki, the Panthers were faced with 4th and 6.
That’s when Yelle split the uprights.
“That’s a long one and he’s pretty accurate,” Franklin head coach Brad Sidwell said. “I asked him Thursday where his range was and he said from the 20. We haven’t really tested his range but he’s a gamer so it was good to give him a shot.”
Milford took leads at 7-0, 14-7 and 21-7 but were unable to hold on.
The Scarlet Hawks opened the scoring on their first drive of the game. After the defense forced Franklin into a punt, senior quarterback Zach Lanzetta drove Milford 74 yards on 10 plays into the end zone. Highlighted by an 18 yard run from Jack DeSantis and a 21 yard toss and catch from Lanzetta to Moronta, the Scarlet Hawks made their way into the red zone.
Two straight negative plays forced Milford into 3rd and goal from the seven yard line but Lanzetta floated one into the corner of the end zone that junior Blake Hill reeled in with one hand for a touchdown.
Franklin tied the game up on their ensuing drive. It took just three plays to travel 74 yards for the Panthers. On first down, Jarosz hit Luke Gordon for a 38 yard gain and then two plays later, Wolowacki bounced off a couple of tackles to break a 32 yard touchdown run.
Milford punted on its next to drives while Franklin turned the ball over after a missed field goal and then on downs. It wasn’t until the final seconds of the first half that Milford found the end zone again. Lanzetta drove the Scarlet Hawks 79 yards on 10 plays to score just before halftime.
Lanzetta connected with Hill three times on the drive for 48 yards before DeSantis took a sweep to the right and punched it in from six yards out with just 19 seconds left.
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Milford doubled its lead right out of the gates in the second half. This time it took 13 plays for the Scarlet Hawks to cover 82 yards of ground. Lanzetta hit Moronta for 13 yards and then a trio of runs from Hill went for 26 yards. Facing 4th and 1 from the Franklin 24 yard line, Lanzetta’s QB sneak went for 10 yards and a first down. Three plays later, Lanzetta kept it himself and rushed to the right for a four yard touchdown to make it 21-7.
Franklin’s ensuing drive nearly ended just as quickly as it started but on 3rd and 9, a pass interference call gave Franklin some life. Three plays later, Jarosz floated one out that O’Reilly went up to grab with a defender all over him to gain 42 yards. Two plays later, Jarosz went back to O’Reilly and found him along the right sideline for an 18 yard touchdown to bring the Panthers back within one. Sidwell said after that O’Reilly’s first catch “absolutely” gave him confidence to go back to him, noting how good the plays were that he made.
“Our guys are inexperienced — not that they aren’t good players, they just haven’t played a ton [at this level],” Sidwell said. “This was huge for us. You always try to just plug away in a game. That pass interference call got us going a bit but we made a couple of big plays after that. And then our defense just held up enough. Even when they scored, our defense was in some right spots we just didn’t finish some plays We’ll keep working and trying to get better.”
Milford couldn’t get the offense in gear on the ensuing drive, handicapped by the fact they started at their own three yard line. A rush for no gain followed by a throw that was broken up by Gordon and then another incompletion forced Milford into another punt.
Starting at Milford’s 37, the Panthers used just five plays to tie the game. Four straight rushes from Wolowacki went for 26 yards. On the fifth play, Jarosza took the designed keeper up the left side and into the end zone to tie the game.
“It was an exciting win for our kids,” Sidwell said. “These kids can gain some experience from this.”
Wolowacki led all players with 129 yards on 21 carries, averaging over six yards a carry, and a touchdown.
“He’s done a great job,” Sidwell said. “He wasn’t on our radar and one of our guys got nicked up and we put him in a scrimmage and he did some good things. He did some good things tonight too, he’s pretty much a slasher and he finished some runs well.”
Jarosz finished 9/14 for 140 yards and a touchdown and had 28 yards on the ground with a touchdown. Wokolacki had a team-high four receptions for 23 yards while O’Reilly hauled in three passes for 63 yards and a touchdown.
For Milford, Lanzetta went 11/23 for 128 yards and a score and had four carries for 19 yards and a touchdown. Jack DeSantis had 15 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown and Blake Hill had six receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown and six rushes for 26 yards.
Franklin (1-1) will look to win back-to-back games when they open their Kelley-Rex Division schedule at home against Taunton (0-2). Milford will look to get back into the win column with a trip to Canton to open their Davenport Division schedule.
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Friday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/18/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Game of the Week – Football
Milford, 21 @ Franklin, 24 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Zach Lanzetta 7 yard pass to Blake Hill, Sean Lehane XP good; (F) Jake Wolowacki 32 yard rush, Nick Yelle XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Jack DeSantis 6 yard rush, S. Lehane XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) Z. Lanzetta 4 yard rush, S. Lehane XP good; (F) Brad Jarosz 18 yard pass to Will O’Reilly, N. Yelle XP good;
4th Quarter: (F) B. Jarosz 16 yard rush, N. Yelle XP good; (F) N. Yelle 41-yard field goal good.
Football
Attleboro, 0 vs. Dartmouth, 10 – Final

Canton, 14 vs. Bedford, 13 – Final (OT)
1st Quarter: Bedford 66 yard pass, XP good.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (C) Dennis Ross 2 yard rush, Thomas Monagle XP good.
Overtime: (C) Joe Bires 5 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good; Bedford 10 yard pass, 2pt failed
Mansfield, 27 vs. Haverhill, 0 – Final
1st Quarter: Connor Finerty 42 yard rush, Diogo DeSousa XP good; Nick Graham 9 yard rush, XP fail.
2nd Quarter: N. Graham 9 yard rush, D. DeSousa XP good.
3rd Quarter: C. Finerty 30 yard rush, D. DeSousa XP good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

North Attleboro, 21 vs. Bishop Feehan, 10 – Final
Oliver Ames, 15 @ Plymouth North, 42 – Final
Stoughton, 6 @ Marshfield, 31 – Final
Taunton, 8 @ Durfee, 22 – Final
Boys Soccer
King Philip, 0 @ Mansfield, 2 – Final – Brendan Sullivan put Mansfield in the lead in the 27th minute off an assist from Chris Elsner. In the second half, James Chotkowski doubled the Hornets’ lead off an assist from Jake Staples. Head coach Steve Sheridan had high praise for goalie Michael Kirejcyzk, saying he played “phenomenal” in goal after nine saves to earn his third shutout. Sheridan also said defenders Max Gurnon, Nick Hyland, Harry Braidt, Ethan Brill-Cass and Elsner played phenomenal.
Milford, 0 @ Sharon, 2 – Final – The Eagles struck twice inside a 10 minute span in the first half to pick up their second win of the season. Senior Dan Bender set up both chances for the Eagles. First, Bender found Oliver Huat just over seven minutes in to make it 1-0. Just under 16 minutes in, Bender found Ian Camilli to double the lead. 

North Attleboro, 1 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – North Attleboro’s Matt Coscarella put the Rocketeers in front in the first half but Taunton scored the tying goal via Daeshawn Duffie less than a minute into the second half. 

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Keegan Nutt scored twice inside the first 10 minutes of the second half to lift the Tigers. Sophomore Mason Galbato scored his first career goal shortly before midway through the second half to give OA their 3-1 lead. Stoughton’s Josh Mitchell tied the game 1-1 less than minutes into the second half on a free kick. 
Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 8 – Final – Megan Georges netted a hat trick for the Panthers and Bailey Knouse added two goals. 

Canton, 2 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – Riley Duserick and Tessa Cudmore scored unassisted goals for the Bulldogs to give Canton a “solid win,” according to head coach Kate Howarth.

Mansfield, 3 @ King Philip, 0 – Final – Emma Goulet opened the scoring for Mansfield 12 minutes into the game on an assist by Jackie Carchedi. Seven minutes into the second half, Jen Kemp scored her fourth of the season, assisted by Katie Bongarzone. With 12 minutes remaining, Trish Murphy scored from 45 yards out for the Hornets.

Sharon, 0 @ Milford, 1 – Final – Gabbie Riley scored the lone goal of the game on an assist by Kristen Franzini. Emily Duquette made six saves to record her second straight clean sheet.

Taunton, 3 @ North Attleboro, 5 – Final – Haley Guertin had a first half hat trick and added an assist in the second half for the Rocketeers. Felicity Monfils opened the scoring for North and also had an assist on one of Geurtin’s goals. North jumped out to a 3-0 lead but goals from Mariah O’Gara and Sam Tichelaar cut the lead to 3-2. Guertin and Hana Caster scored either side of halftime to build the lead to 5-2 before O’Gara scored a second midway through the second half.

Stoughton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 8 – Final – Francesca Calabraro scored a first half hat trick for the Tigers. Emily Freeman, Jackie Mills, Annabella Walsh, Dana Lowney, and Lauren Wright also scored for OA. 
Volleyball
Canton, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – King Philip handed Canton its first league loss since October of 2013 with a 28-26, 25-10, 25-22 sweep. Josie Rowean led KP with 19 kills and Gwen Uyrus chipped in with 12 kills to pace the Warriors offense. Micaela Murray had 11 digs and Molly Citarell had five digs while Carly Adams led the team in assists. For Canton, Elizabeth Hamilton and Rye Verille combined for 16 kills and Casey Shea had four blocks.

Franklin, 3 vs. Brockton, 0 – Final – Franklin took care of the Boxers 25-21, 25-20, 25-17 in a non-league contest. Aubrie Kutil had 10 kills, Caroline Maguire added six kills and a pair of blocks and Beth Neal had six kills and four aces. Neal also added 16 assists while Dayna McCue had 23 serve receivers, 18 digs and four aces. Head coach Catherine Horsmann said Sam Campbell set the tone in the third set with a run of 16 service points to give the Panthers a big lead. Campbell also had a pair of digs and serve receives. 
Field Hockey
Attleboro, 1 @ Franklin, 2 – Final – Attleboro took a 1-0 lead into halftime but Franklin rallied in the second half. Dana Lewandowski scored both of the Panthers’ goals. Lewandowski tied it on assists from juniors Caroline Lounsbury and Kayla Marshall and then took the lead on an assist from freshman Annie Walsh just eight minutes into the second half. Samantha Jones made four saves to earn the win for Franklin.

Foxboro, 0 @ Canton, 3 – Final

Mansfield, 3 @ King Philip, 1 – Final – Brenna Puccia, Mary Kate Kelly and Julia Todesco scored in a short time span to lift Mansfield. King Philip’s Alli Meehan scored the Warriors lone goal off an assist from Liz Furfari.

Milford, 8 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – After scoring just three goals in their first three games, the Scarlet Hawks came to life offensively. Nicole Fokas and Elena DelloRusso each scored a pair of goals while Jessica Palmer, Christina Capone, Ali Atherton and Danielle Fokas each scored once.

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Nicole Walker opened the scoring for the Tigers off an assist from Hannah Friend. Junior Dimitra Efremidis doubled the lead and then senior Missy Krim added a third off an assist from Nadia Eldemery. 
North Attlerboro, 0 @ Taunton, 0 – Final
Cross Country
Canton @ Sharon, 3:45
Golf
Foxboro, 165 @ Oliver Ames, 154 – Final – A trio of Tigers – Steven Tasho, Brian Lambert and Matt Kelley -each shot 38 for the day. Foxboro’s Tim Luciano shot a team-low 38 for the Warriors while Matt Tierney carded a 41.

Sharon, 156 @ North Attleboro, 148 – Final

Canton, 163 @ King Philip, 166 – Final – Junior Pat Duggan shot a match-best 38 to lead the Bulldogs to a narrow win over KP. Canton senior Joe Peccia shot a 42 while sophomores Jack Goyetch (one under on the last five holes) and Danny Powers, along with senior Griffin Jerrier, all shot 42. King Philip’s Todd Bushway and Dan McLaughlin each shot a 41 while Sebastian Ladoulis and Mickey Riley each shot 42.