Evin, OA Earn Playoff Spot With Win Over Black Knights

Oliver Ames boys basketball
Oliver Ames junior Nick Welch drives to the basket in the second half (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

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STOUGHTON, Mass. – It was win or go home for the Oliver Ames boys basketball team on Monday night.
Paced by a career-high 28 points from junior Carter Evin and two 20-plus point quarters, Oliver Ames notched a 74-55 win over Stoughton and punched its ticket to the postseason.
With the win, the Tigers extended it to 13 straight playoff appearances.
“I couldn’t be happier with what’s going on here,” Oliver Ames head coach Don Byron said. “Coming back this year the highest kid [returning] on the food chain was [Shawn] Cardoza and there were a couple of kids who backed up others and had to work really hard to get on the floor. To think that they are here right now, that’s not typical. There will be teams that sneak in on the last night that are flawed but I think we’re playing pretty well. We’re finding multiple ways to score, we’re getting contributions from more kids as we go along and we’re starting to see them mature right in front of us.”
Stoughton rallied to take a lead in the early the second quarter via an 11-4 run but the Tigers dominated the final five minutes. OA scored 21 points the rest of the way with six guys contributing to the run. Evin scored six in the stretch with Nick Welch and Dylan Mahoney each adding five and Shawn Cardoza, Tim Kelley and Connor Maroney each chipping in. OA took a 42-33 lead in into the break.
The third quarter was better defensively for both sides with OA holding a slight edge, 11-9. A pair of threes from Jared Costa-Haywood brought the Black Knights within seven but OA answered with a free throw from Evin and a corner three from Kelley to push the lead back to double-digits.
“This didn’t just fall together, the kids really worked at it in the offseason and put a lot of time in,” Byron said. “It’s nice to see it pay off. Having so many seniors last year, these guys didn’t have as many opportunities as before as you do in a typical year.”
The Tigers closed the door early in the fourth quarter. Nick Welch drained a three to open the quarter, Evin secured an offensive rebound and putback and then pulled up for a corner three and Mahoney’s layup capped a 10-2 to open the first two minutes of the final quarter.
“They don’t want to go home,” Byron said. “They’re a close group, they like playing with each other. They sincerely like each other. You could sense that they weren’t in any hurry to get out of here.
“We’ve played a lot of teams tough like Franklin, Foxboro, and Sharon. The league helps us out in games like this. I don’t think we’re a typical 10-10 team, I think we’re a little better than that. The league will make you rise up to what you have to do. We’ve had 10-10 teams before where we were covering some stuff. We’re not covering quite as much with this group.”
Midway through the final quarter the Tigers built a 20 point lead and were able to pull their starters with a couple minutes to play in the game.
“We’re a streaky team and sometimes those streaks are good and sometimes they’re bad,” Stoughton head coach John Gallivan said. “When we looked at the shot chart at halftime, they were getting whatever they wanted in the paint. We just didn’t defend. The goal was the make it hard for them to score and we didn’t. OA has absolutely come a long way in terms of their offense this season but to give up 42 points in the first half is very disillusioning. The kids played better defense in the third quarter but we need to combine that with scoring and we just didn’t.
“Hats off to them, they finished the season strong and deserve to go to the tournament. They’ll be a tough out for someone.”
Despite a .500 record, the Tigers have been one of the top defensive teams in the league and entered Monday’s contest allowing 54.9 points per game, third best in the Hockomock. Beyond allowing 20 points in the second quarter, OA limited Stoughton to 13 in the first and fourth and nine in the third quarter.
“We’ve been pretty good defensively,” Byron said. “We seem to get a kid every year we can put in that lock down position. Charlie Ryan this year has been great, he plays everyone from the one to the four, wherever we feel we have to give attention too. His brother [St. Clair] was a terrific defender too. It’s nice, you don’t have to do all the scheming to shut down one player. You can just put your guy on him and feel comfortable.”
Evin led all scorers with 28 points, completing the double-double with 10 rebounds. Mahoney added 15 points, Welch had 11 points and Kelley added 10 points.
“He’s had an unbelievable second half [of the season],” Byron said of Evin. “He’s another one that was on the team last year but was 10 or 11 in the rotation. He’s a talented kid, he’s got good skills and athleticism. His big thing was transitioning from a nice pierce to being the guy. He’s really done that well over the second half of the season, he’s been terrific.”
Costa-Haywood led the Black Knights with 17 points, Cam Gomes had 12 points and Cam Andrews chipped in with 10 points. Senior captain Nick Quattrucci hauled in seven rebounds.
Oliver Ames boys basketball finishes the regular season at 10-10 and will await seeding in the MIAA D2 South tournament, due out on Friday. Stoughton wraps up its season at 7-13.
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 02/12/16

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
Taunton, 61 @ Attleboro, 64 – Final – A back and forth fourth quarter ended with a big three from Jake Dunkley and a key free throw as the Bombardiers scored their first win over Taunton since Valentine’s Day 2013. Dunkley finished with a game-high 20 points while Kyle Murphy, Andrew Milliken and Lucas Boucicaut each had 12 points. Carlos Borrero led Taunton with 17 points while Jose Mercado added 13 points. 

Sharon, 59 @ Canton, 50 – Final

Oliver Ames, 39 @ Foxboro, 47- Final – Jason Procaccini’s 15 points was a game-high as Foxboro grinded to a win to clinch at least a share of the Davenport division title. It marks the program’s first ever Davenport title and first league title since 2003. Charlie Ryan had 12 points for Oliver Ames. 

Mansfield, 55 @ Franklin, 51 – Final – Franklin rallied from a 15 point second half deficit to get within two in the final minutes but a big shot from Mansfield’s Matt Ehrlich and key stops sealed the win for the Hornets. Tyler Boulter had a team-high 12 points while Sam Goldberg had 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Matt Ehrlich (four rebounds, four assists) and Christian Weber each had nine points, Nick Baskin had six and Max Boen had five points and four assists. Franklin sophomore Connor Peterson scored 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds while freshman Jay Dieterle netted 18 points. 
King Philip, 38 @ North Attleboro, 49 – Final – Mario Bresko led the Rocketeers with 12 points.
Stoughton, 53 @ Milford, 59 – Final – Dimitry Torres once again led the way for the Scarlet Hawks, dropping in a game-high 21 points. Zack Tamagni added 13 points while Anthony Arcudi chipped in with 19 points. Dwight Anderson had nine points and 10 rebounds while Kayden Kelley added 10 rebounds. Stoughton sophomore Cam Andrews had a team-high 18 points. 
Girls Basketball
Canton, 43 @ Sharon, 67 – FinalCharlotte Ransom scored 19 points and six rebounds for Sharon. The Eagles also got a career-high 18 points from Emma Eberhardt and 16 points and five rebounds from Alyssa Piazza.
Foxboro, 40 @ Oliver Ames, 55 – FinalNiyera Mitchell came off the bench for OA to score 15 points and pull down 17 rebounds, both of which were game highs. Kayla Raymond added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Francesca Calabraro scored 11. Ashley Sampson was the top scorer for Foxboro with 15 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and Cassidy Harrison added 12.
Franklin, 38 @ Mansfield, 44 – FinalMeg Hill and Caroline Maher led the way for Mansfield with 12 points apiece. Lauren Rudolph was the top scorer for Franklin with eight points.
North Attleboro, 60 @ King Philip, 35 – FinalCaroline Collard and Ashley Ahern each scored 13 points for the Rocketeers. Riley Dalzell led the Warriors with 13 points.
Milford, 59 @ Stoughton, 41 – Final – Christine Pye was the top scorer for the Hawks with 14 points, while Jill Powers chipped in with 10.
Attleboro, 63 @ Taunton, 30 – FinalEmily Houle scored 31 points to lead the Bombardiers and is now only 21 points away from 1,000 for her career.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/18/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
Attleboro, 39 @ Franklin, 72 – Final – The Panthers amped up their defense in the second half, turning a nine point lead at halftime into a 33 point win. Tim Prunier had a game-high 20 points, Paul Mahon scored 16 points and Connor Goldstein had 11 points. Attleboro’s Jake Dunkley had a team-high 16 points. 

King Philip, 36 @ Mansfield, 70 – Final – Mansfield hit 11 three pointers including five from junior Phil Vigeant for 15 points. Sam Goldberg added 14 points and seven rebounds and Matt Ehrlich had 10 points. 

Milford, 33 @ Oliver Ames, 41 – Final – Tim Kelley led Oliver Ames with nine points while head coach Don Byron said Charlie Ryan had a strong defensive game for the Tigers. Milford’s Nate Davila had a game-high 13 points for the Scarlet Hawks. 

North Attleboro, 76 @ Taunton, 74 – Final – North Attleboro had five players score in double digits. Brent Doherty led the Rocketeers with 20 points and five assists, Kyle Gaumond added 13 points and two rebounds, Jonny Friberg had 13 points and six assists, Tommy Reynolds finished with 12 points and four boards and Ridge Olsen had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Stoughton, 54 @ Sharon, 64 – Final – Ricardo Ripley had a team-high 15 points for Sharon while Matt Lowerre added 14 points and Tyler Smith chipped in with 13 points. Stoughton’s Brandon Teixeira led the Black Knights with 16 points and 16 rebounds. 
Girls Basketball
Franklin, 43 @ Attleboro, 48 – Final – The Panthers battled back to get the Attleboro lead to as few as four points after trailing by as many as 16 in the second half. Aubrie Kutil was the top scorer for Franklin with 14 points and Lauren Rudolph chipped in with 13. 

Mansfield, 44 @ King Philip, 30 – Final – The Hornets improved to 3-0 with the win. Caroline Maher scored 11 points to lead Mansfield while sophomore Meg Hill just missed a triple-double with eight points, 10 rebounds, and eight blocks. 

Oliver Ames, 57 @ Milford, 17 – Final – Hannah Carroll, Kayla Raymond and Francesca Calabraro each scored 11 points apiece in the win for Oliver Ames. 

Taunton, 14 @ North Attleboro, 46 – Final – The Rocketeers were led by junior forward Caroline Collard, who scored 17 points. Taunton was led by senior Jordan Wade with three points.

Sharon, 45 @ Stoughton, 57 – Final – Alecia Quinones led all scorers with 22 points, her second straight 20-point game for the Black Knights. Alyssa Piazza led the way for Sharon with 13 points, while Emma Eberhardt added 11 points and seven rebounds and Ashley Mukasa tacked on 10. 
Hockey
Canton, 4 vs. Franklin, 2 – Final – Shaun Kirby scored a pair of goals for the Bulldogs, who came back from a goal down twice in the first period. Matt Lazaro and Jim Jenkins each scored in the third period to give the Bulldogs the win at Schneider Arena at Providence College. Adam Assad and Jeremy Miller scored the Franklin goals.

Stoughton, 2 vs. Holliston, 2 – Final – Stoughton’s Mark Sheehan scored both of the goals for Stoughton. Head coach Dan Mark said freshmen AJ Scott played well in goal for the Black Knights.
Wrestling
Cohasset Quad (Oliver Ames) – The Tigers had a strong showing, beating Silver Lake (39-30) and Cohasset (54-20) but lost a close match with defender D3 State Champion Somerset (37-31). Cobey Williamson went 2-0 with a pair of pins at 106, Liston Funai was 3-0 with two pins at 132, Anthony Berksza was 2-1 at 138, Shea O’Connor went 2-1 at 145 and Pat Mills was 2-0 at 220. 
Swimming
Boys
Canton, 92 @ Ashland, 83 – Final
Franklin, 86 @ Foxboro, 21 – Final
Mansfield, 69 @ King Philip, 98 – Final
North Attleboro, 69 @ Sharon, 105 – Final
Girls
Canton, 72 @ Ashland, 97 – Final
Franklin, 97 @ Foxboro, 40 – Final
Mansfield, 85 @ King Philip, 93 – Final
North Attleboro, 90 @ Sharon, 78 – Final
Stoughton @ Taunton, 4:00
Girls Hockey
Franklin, 4 @ Medway/Ashland, 2 – Final – Haley Griffin, Regan Paterson, Marlee Paterson and Kate Cashman each scored in the win for the Panthers. 

Tigers Dominate Second Half to Upend North Quincy

Oliver Ames quarterback Charlie Ryan carries the ball in the first half against North Quincy. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
Oliver Ames quarterback Charlie Ryan carries the ball in the first half against North Quincy. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief
QUINCY, Mass – Just as the final seconds of the first half ticked away, Oliver Ames came up a yard short of taking a lead into the break.
With North Quincy getting the first possession of the second half the Red Raiders had a chance to capitalize on the momentum it gained from its big stop to end to first frame.
Instead, Oliver Ames stole that momentum back when senior Kevin Geary made the first of two huge plays in the second half. North Quincy elected to go for it on 4th and 1 on their own 35 but Geary ended up in the backfield and with the help of a host of Tigers, brought quarterback Joe Fallon down for a turnover on downs.
Four plays later, Oliver Ames found the back of the end zone to take the lead and never looked back in a 26-15 win over North Quincy.
“That was huge,” Oliver Ames first year head coach Mike Holland said. “It was a battle in the first half and we went in and talked about some things we needed to improve on like tackling and eliminating penalties. The kids came out and responded, set the tone for the second half and change the momentum to a big credit to our kids.”
After the turnover on downs, Liston Funai (14 carries, 144 yards, 3 touchdowns) scampered up the middle for 13 and then four more. After quarterback Charlie Ryan (4/10, 45 yards, 14 carries, 90 yards, 1 touchdown) took an option run for five yards, Funai burst up the middle for a nine yard touchdown on third down to put OA up 12-7 midway through the third quarter.
The Tigers had to punt on their first drive but the defense came up big when senior Connor Maroney picked off Fallon and ran it back 30 yards. OA used just four plays to cover the distance when Ryan used the option to take it in himself for a nine yard score.
“It’s terrific, both of those guys have worked hard all year and they’re getting better and better,” Holland said of Ryan and Funai. “The scheme from the line, they’re understanding the concepts and working together to open up holes. Charlie can run the ball and pass the ball effectively and Liston is a young kid that’s getting more and more confident as he gets experience.”
North Quincy tied the game in the second quarter taking advantage of a short field. It took just five plays to move 31 yards before Aidan Brown (25 carries, 130 yards) punched it in from a yard out.
Oliver Ames kept the pressure on in the second half, forcing punts on the next two drives from the Red Raiders following the turnover on downs. Funai ran 12 yards to end the third quarter and then on the first play of the fourth quarter, he dashed 45 yards with a score and ran it in for a two point conversion to make it 20-7.
Three straight incompletions from Fallon meant another punt from the Red Raiders but OA gifted possession right back with a fumble. However, Geary came up with his second big play of the half on third down. Fallon dropped back to pass but didn’t have many options and Geary came from the blind side and laid a huge hit, forcing the ball free that senior Shawn Cardoza pounded on.
“That was huge,” Holland said. “We talk all the time about plus/minus and creating turnovers. Those set the offense up in a good predicament. On that fumble, Travis [Campbell] played it excellent to make the quarterback step up and [Shawn] Cardoza contained him and Geary came in and had a heck of a hit.”
One play later, Funai went up the middle for a 14 yard touchdown and Oliver Ames extended its lead to 26-7. With mostly second string in, North Quincy added a touchdown in the final minute.
After starting the season winless, the Tigers have now won back to back games heading into Thanksgiving, when they’ll travel to rival Sharon to conclude the season.
“These guys have been awesome, the coaching staff has been plugging away trying to finish on a positive note and send the seniors out the right way,” Holland said. “We want to lead into the offseason on a positive note and the kids have been great.”

Friday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/06/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Football
D2 South
#4 Mansfield, 0 @ #1 Marshfield, 22 – Final
D3 Southwest
#2 North Attleboro,10 vs. #3 Duxbury, 21 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Connor Flynn 34 yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (D) Bobby Maimaron 47 yard pass to Darnell Riley, Matt Antonino XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Nick Morrison 6 yard rush, C. Flynn XP; (D) B. Maimaron 1 yard rush, XP failed; (D) B. Maimaron 29 yard pass to James Cavallo, J. Cavallo 2pt pass to B. Maimaron good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
#5 Stoughton, 21 @ #1 Milton, 38 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Mike Fallon 18-yard run, 2-point failed.
2nd Quarter: (M) Fallon 29-yard run, 2-point failed; (S) Jake Gibb 36-yard pass to Jack Connelly, XP blocked.
3rd Quarter: (S) Ryan Sullivan 8-yard run, Gibb XP; (M) Mack Feeney 2-yard run, 2-point failed.
4th Quarter: (M) Fallon 67-yard pass to Derek Perkins, Koby Osazee 2-point run good; Fallon 68-yard pass to David Perkins, 2-point failed; (S) Izon Swain Price 1-yard run, David Cellucci 2-point run good; (M) Osazee 20-yard run, XP blocked.
D4 South
#2 Foxboro, 20 vs. #3 Hanover, 21 – Final
Non-Playoffs
Attleboro, 42 @ Weymouth, 20 – Final
Canton, 10 vs. Randolph, 32 – Final
Franklin, 20 @ Durfee, 35 – Final
King Philip, 28 vs. Wellesley, 14 – Final

Oliver Ames, 21 vs. Norwell, 20 – Final
1st Quater: (N) C. Mudge 2 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) Charlie Ryan 65 yard pass to Shawn Cardoza, Steven Scurti XP good.
2nd Quarter: (N) Mark Sigwart 12 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) C. Ryan 40 yard pass to Connor Moroney, S. Scurti XP good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (N) Brady Bailey 3 yard rush, B. Bailey 2pt rush good; (OA) C. Ryan 10 yard pass to S. Scurti, XP good.

Sharon, 0 @ Westwood, 32 – Final
Taunton, 12 @ Framingham, 22 – Final
Boys Soccer
D2 South
#3 Oliver Ames, 1 vs. #19 Milton, 0 – Final – Thomas McCormick scored in the 33rd minute off an assist Keegan Nutt for the lone goal of the game. Oliver Ames advances to the D2 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Hingham on Sunday, 11/8 at 5:00.

#13 Sharon, 0 @ #4 Randolph, 4 – Final

#15 Stoughton, 2 @ #2 Greater New Bedford, 4 – Final – Josh Mitchell put the Black Knights ahead with an early goal off an assist from Loubensky Lucas but GNBVT rallied to take a 2-1 lead at halftime. Will Peoples drilled a shot off the crossbar and in off a pass from Noah Schulze to level the game but GNBVT regained the lead 3-2. The Black Knights pushed numbers forward and went to three in the back and the Bears found the back of the net one final time. 
D3 South
#3 Foxboro, 5 vs. #19 Dedham, 1 – Final – Foxboro advances to the D3 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Rockland on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 
Girls Soccer
D1 South
#3 Franklin, 3 vs. #14 Walpole, 0 – Final – Victoria Stowell broke the deadlock nine minutes before halftime with an “olimpico” straight from a corner kick. Alexis Stowell and Meghan Doherty scored in the final 10 minutes to wrap up the win. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #11 North Attleboro on Sunday, 11/8 at 4:00. 

#12 Mansfield, 4 @ #5 Bridgewater-Raynham – Final – Jen Kemp scored a pair of goals while Jackie Carchedi had a pair of assists and also scored one goal. Katie Bongarzone also chipped in with a goal as the Hornets got the win at the road. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #4 Needham on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00. The Mansfield boys will play Needham before at 12:00.

#17 Taunton, 0 @ #1 Bishop Feehan, 7 – Final
Field Hockey
D1 South
#1 Mansfield, 4 vs. #16 Duxbury, 2 – Final – Caroline Maher netted all four of the Hornets’ goals in the win over Duxbury. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #8 Wellesley on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

#4 Franklin, 4 vs. #20 King Philip, 0 – Final – Kelsey McPhee opened the scoring off an assist from Annie Walsh in the 11th minute. In the 23rd minute, Cassi Ronan added a goal off an assist from Taylor Reutlinger. Diana Griffin scored an unassisted goal and assisted on a goal by Walsh in the second half. Abby Campbell made 12 saves for KP. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #5 Dennis Yarmouth on Sunday, 11/8 at 1:00. 

#11 Oliver Ames, 2 @ #6 Somerset Berkley, 1 – Final (OT) – Nicole Walker set up senior Missy Krim for a breakaway chance in overtime and the senior co-captain buried it to give the Tigers the win. Walker scored the go-ahead goal in the first half off an assist from Hannah Friend before Somerset Berkley leveled it in the second half. Head coach Janice Sundell said Katie Davenport, Christina Boudreau and Sarah Stevens all played well defensively.  Oliver Ames advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #3 Sandwich on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 

#21 Attleboro, 0 @ #5 Dennis Yarmouth, 2 – Final

#23 Canton, 2 @ #7 Norwood, 1 – Final – Caroline Hagan scored once in each half as the Bulldogs scored the upset on the road at Norwood. Canton advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #2 Walpole on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/06/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Football
D2 South
#4 Mansfield, 0 @ #1 Marshfield, 22 – Final
D3 Southwest
#2 North Attleboro,10 vs. #3 Duxbury, 21 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Connor Flynn 34 yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (D) Bobby Maimaron 47 yard pass to Darnell Riley, Matt Antonino XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Nick Morrison 6 yard rush, C. Flynn XP; (D) B. Maimaron 1 yard rush, XP failed; (D) B. Maimaron 29 yard pass to James Cavallo, J. Cavallo 2pt pass to B. Maimaron good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
#5 Stoughton, 21 @ #1 Milton, 38 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Mike Fallon 18-yard run, 2-point failed.
2nd Quarter: (M) Fallon 29-yard run, 2-point failed; (S) Jake Gibb 36-yard pass to Jack Connelly, XP blocked.
3rd Quarter: (S) Ryan Sullivan 8-yard run, Gibb XP; (M) Mack Feeney 2-yard run, 2-point failed.
4th Quarter: (M) Fallon 67-yard pass to Derek Perkins, Koby Osazee 2-point run good; Fallon 68-yard pass to David Perkins, 2-point failed; (S) Izon Swain Price 1-yard run, David Cellucci 2-point run good; (M) Osazee 20-yard run, XP blocked.
D4 South
#2 Foxboro, 20 vs. #3 Hanover, 21 – Final
Non-Playoffs
Attleboro, 42 @ Weymouth, 20 – Final
Canton, 10 vs. Randolph, 32 – Final
Franklin, 20 @ Durfee, 35 – Final
King Philip, 28 vs. Wellesley, 14 – Final

Oliver Ames, 21 vs. Norwell, 20 – Final
1st Quater: (N) C. Mudge 2 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) Charlie Ryan 65 yard pass to Shawn Cardoza, Steven Scurti XP good.
2nd Quarter: (N) Mark Sigwart 12 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) C. Ryan 40 yard pass to Connor Moroney, S. Scurti XP good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (N) Brady Bailey 3 yard rush, B. Bailey 2pt rush good; (OA) C. Ryan 10 yard pass to S. Scurti, XP good.

Sharon, 0 @ Westwood, 32 – Final
Taunton, 12 @ Framingham, 22 – Final
Boys Soccer
D2 South
#3 Oliver Ames, 1 vs. #19 Milton, 0 – Final – Thomas McCormick scored in the 33rd minute off an assist Keegan Nutt for the lone goal of the game. Oliver Ames advances to the D2 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Hingham on Sunday, 11/8 at 5:00.

#13 Sharon, 0 @ #4 Randolph, 4 – Final

#15 Stoughton, 2 @ #2 Greater New Bedford, 4 – Final – Josh Mitchell put the Black Knights ahead with an early goal off an assist from Loubensky Lucas but GNBVT rallied to take a 2-1 lead at halftime. Will Peoples drilled a shot off the crossbar and in off a pass from Noah Schulze to level the game but GNBVT regained the lead 3-2. The Black Knights pushed numbers forward and went to three in the back and the Bears found the back of the net one final time. 
D3 South
#3 Foxboro, 5 vs. #19 Dedham, 1 – Final – Foxboro advances to the D3 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Rockland on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 
Girls Soccer
D1 South
#3 Franklin, 3 vs. #14 Walpole, 0 – Final – Victoria Stowell broke the deadlock nine minutes before halftime with an “olimpico” straight from a corner kick. Alexis Stowell and Meghan Doherty scored in the final 10 minutes to wrap up the win. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #11 North Attleboro on Sunday, 11/8 at 4:00. 

#12 Mansfield, 4 @ #5 Bridgewater-Raynham – Final – Jen Kemp scored a pair of goals while Jackie Carchedi had a pair of assists and also scored one goal. Katie Bongarzone also chipped in with a goal as the Hornets got the win at the road. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #4 Needham on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00. The Mansfield boys will play Needham before at 12:00.

#17 Taunton, 0 @ #1 Bishop Feehan, 7 – Final
Field Hockey
D1 South
#1 Mansfield, 4 vs. #16 Duxbury, 2 – Final – Caroline Maher netted all four of the Hornets’ goals in the win over Duxbury. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #8 Wellesley on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

#4 Franklin, 4 vs. #20 King Philip, 0 – Final – Kelsey McPhee opened the scoring off an assist from Annie Walsh in the 11th minute. In the 23rd minute, Cassi Ronan added a goal off an assist from Taylor Reutlinger. Diana Griffin scored an unassisted goal and assisted on a goal by Walsh in the second half. Abby Campbell made 12 saves for KP. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #5 Dennis Yarmouth on Sunday, 11/8 at 1:00. 

#11 Oliver Ames, 2 @ #6 Somerset Berkley, 1 – Final (OT) – Nicole Walker set up senior Missy Krim for a breakaway chance in overtime and the senior co-captain buried it to give the Tigers the win. Walker scored the go-ahead goal in the first half off an assist from Hannah Friend before Somerset Berkley leveled it in the second half. Head coach Janice Sundell said Katie Davenport, Christina Boudreau and Sarah Stevens all played well defensively.  Oliver Ames advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #3 Sandwich on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 

#21 Attleboro, 0 @ #5 Dennis Yarmouth, 2 – Final

#23 Canton, 2 @ #7 Norwood, 1 – Final – Caroline Hagan scored once in each half as the Bulldogs scored the upset on the road at Norwood. Canton advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #2 Walpole on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

Friday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/16/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Game of the Week – Football
Stoughton, 14 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final
1st Quarter: (S) Izon Swain-Price 19 yard rush, Jake Gibb XP good.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: (S) Ryan Sullivan 2 yard rush, J. Gibb XP good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
Football
King Philip, 15 @ Attleboro, 25 – Final
1st Quarter: (A) Cam Furtado 40-yard pass to Brendan Nunes, Owen McKenna XP good; (A) Furtado 2-yard rush, XP blocked.
2nd Quarter: (A) Furtado 27-yard pass to Alex Silva, 2-point conversion no good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (KP) Giovanni Fernandez 3-yard rush, Zach Boari XP good; (A) Nunes 5-yard rush, XP blocked; (KP) John DeLuca 10-yard pass to R.J. McCarthy, DeLuca to Leo Munafo for 2-point conversion.

Canton, 40 @ Oliver Ames, 14 – Final
1st Quarter: (C) Jake Ragusa 5 yard rush, XP no good; (C) Joe Bires 22 yard rush, XP good.
2nd Quarter: (C) J. Bires 1 yard rush, Woanyen Mahn 2pt rush; (C) Dennis Ross 1 yard rush; XP good.
3rd Quarter: (C) W. Mahn 35 yard rush, 2pt fail; (OA) Charlie Ryan 1 yard rush, 2pt fail.
4th Quarter: (C) Joe Mulkay 45 yard rush, XP fail; (OA) Kyle Gagliardi 60 yard rush, Leandro Moro 2pt rush.

Mansfield, 24 @ Franklin, 3 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Anthony DeGirolamo 12 yard pass to Mike Arnold, Diogo DeSousa XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) Nick Yelle 33 yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: (M) D. DeSousa 16 yard field goal.
4th Quarter: (M) Connor Finerty 16 yard rush, D. DeSousa XP good; (M) Nick Graham 80 yard rush, D. DeSousa XP good.

Taunton, 20 @ North Attleboro, 44 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Nick Morrison 58 yard rush, Connor Flynn XP; (NA) C. Flynn 7 yard rush, 2pt fail.
2nd Quarter: (NA) C. Flynn 24 yard field goal; (NA) N. Morrison 6 yard rush, C. Flynn XP; Nick Rajotte 3 yard rush, Connor MacIver XP; (T) Collin Hunter 34 yard pass to Adam McLaughlin, 2pt fail.
3rd Quarter: (T) C. Hunter 33 yard pass to A. McLaughlin, C. Hunter 2pt pass to A. McLaughlin; (NA) N. Morrison 55 yard fumble return, C. Flynn XP.
4th Quarter: (T) C. Hunter 8 yard pass to Michael Fernandez, 2pt fail; (NA) N. Morrison 50 yard rush, C. Flynn XP.
Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – Final – Hatim Brahimi broke open a scoreless game with a goal in the 52nd minute for the Panthers. He then assisted on a goal by Kevin Hall, who added a second in the final minutes of the game.  

Canton,1 @ Foxboro, 1 – Final – Anthony Barreira put the home team up in the first but Canton’s Sam Papakonstantino leveled the match before the break. 

Mansfield, 0 @ King Philip, 0 – Final – In a battle of two of the top teams in the Kelley-Rex, neither side was able to find the back of the net. Mansfield coach Steve Sheridan credited goalie Michael Kirejczyk with a strong game in net for the Hornets.

Sharon, 1 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Sharon’s Oliver Hu scored the lone goal of the game with just over 10 minutes to play, converting a pass from Lucas Allaria  in the 70th minute. Mike Da Silva made five saves in net for the Scarlet Hawks.

Taunton, 1 @ North Attleboro, 2 – Final – Gareth King scored a pair of goals inside a five minute span, lifting the Rocketeers to their first win of the season. Taunton took the lead in the second half but just 15 seconds later King finished off a through ball from Gabe Pinhancos. Three minutes after that, Kevin Aguilar set up King for the game winner. 

Stoughton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Keegan Nutt, junior Thomas McCormick and senior Chris Romero all scored goals in the first half as the Tigers built a 3-0 lead at the break. Sophomore Matt Alvarado set up classmate Cam Vella for the lone goal of the second half. Max Bamford, Nathaniel Cardoza and Vella each had assists. 
Girls Soccer
Franklin, 5 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Alexis Stowell netted a pair of goals, Emily Foley scored a goal and had an assist and Emily Spath and Abigail Gipson each scored once. Jess Kroushl, Halle Atkinson, Victoria Stowell and Meghan Dieterle each had an assist. 
Foxboro, 0 @ Canton, 1 – Final – Canton’s Sarah Collins scored an unassisted goal for the lone strike of the game to lift the Bulldogs to a win.

King Philip, 1 @ Mansfield, 9 – Final – Mansfield’s offensive exploded for nine goals, led by a hat trick from junior Hannah Reiter. Alle Bezeau scored a pair of goals, Emma Oldow had two goals and an assist, Jen Kemp scored once and had an assist, Bryn Anderson netted a goal and Emma Goulet and Jackie Carchedi each notched a pair of assists.
Milford, 2 @ Sharon, 1 – Final – Kristen Franzini netted both of Milford’s goals while Emily Duquette had a strong game in goal with nine saves for the Scarlet Hawks.

North Attleboro, 1 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – Taunton scored first in the opening half but Haley Guertin, off an assist from sister Grace Guertin, leveled the score just over 10 minutes into the second half.

Oliver Ames, 7 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Francesca Calabraro had a hat trick and added an assist for the Tigers. Jackie Mills added two goals and an assist and Lauren Wright and Annabella Walsh each scored goals. Delaney Benton chipped in with three assists.
Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – Final – Franklin’s Caroline Maguire had seven aces and added four kills and a pair of blocks to lead the Panthers. Maddy Kuzio had four aces and a pair of digs and Lauren McGrath had 10 assists and three aces for Franklin.

Canton, 3 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – Canton got the sweep on the road 25-15, 25-14, 28-26 and clinched its sixth straight Davenport Division title and ninth straight Hockomock League title overall, dating back to before the division split. Olivia Devoe had yet another strong game on defense with 15 digs while Elizabeth Hamilton dominated offensively with 20 kills and three aces, also chipping in with 19 digs. Canton head coach Pat Cawley praised the efforts of Kaitlin McCarthy, Emma Gobbi and Emma Murphy for their strong play at the net. Cawley also noted great defensive efforts from Julia Panico, Cassie Loftus and Maria Mackie. 
Mansfield, 3 @ King Philip, 0 – Final – Mansfield picked up the sweep on the road, 25-15, 25-22, 25-23. Jess Haradon had 18 digs and 11 service points for the Hornets while Cathryn Heavey had 35 assists and 10 service points. Sarah Mullahy had seven kills, seven blocks, and nine service points while Alli Belanger added eight digs and nine service points. For King Philip, Josie Rowean had 13 kills, Amelia Murphy added five kills, Emma Lopez had three kills and Micaela Murray finished with 10 digs. 
Sharon, 1 @ Milford, 3 – Final

Taunton, 0 @ North Attleboro, 3 – Final

Stoughton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final – Stoughton’s Bridgette Whalen had 10 digs and five kills in the loss.
Field Hockey
Taunton, 0 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final

Friday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/09/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Football
North Attleboro, 14 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Patrick Johnson 65 yard interception return, Connor Flynn XP; (NA) Nick Rajotte 30 yard rush, C. Flynn XP.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
Canton, 22 @ Stoughton, 21 – Final (OT)
1st Quarter: (Sto) Guy Eddy 1 yard run, XP missed.
2nd Quarter: (Can) Jake Ragusa 2 yard run, Thomas Monagle XP.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (Sto) Jake Gibb 18 yard pass to Eddy, 2-point failed; (Can) Dennis Ross 35 yard pass to Michael Harris, Woanyen Mahn 2-point run; Gibb 27 yard field goal.
Overtime: Ragusa 2 yard run, Monagle XP; Gibb 2-yard run, 2-point failed. 
Foxboro, 42@ Milford, 14 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Mark Clagg 52 yard pass to Austin Ryan, John Cronin XP good; (F) M. Clagg 15 yard pass to Ronnie Martin, J. Cronin XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Blake Hill 5 yard rush, XP good; (F) Darren Kelly 12 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good. 
3rd Quarter: (F) Austin Ryan 99 yard punt return, J. Cronin XP good; (M) Zach Lanzetta 10 yard pass to Blake Hill, XP good; (F) R. Martin 11 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good.
4th Quarter: (F) D. Kelly 65 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good. 

King Philip, 10 @ Franklin, 3 – Final
1st Quarter: (KP) Zach Boari 17 yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (F) Nick Yelle 20 yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: (KP) John DeLuca 2 yard rush, Z. Boari XP good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Taunton @ Mansfield – Postponed to 10/10, 12:00

Sharon, 28 @ Oliver Ames, 12 – Final
1st Quarter: (OA) Liston Funai 7 yard rush, 2pt fail.
2nd Quarter: (S) Tyler Smith 55 yard rush, Josh Rotman XP good; (S) Rob Bayha 21 yard pass to Craig Titus, J. Rotman XP good; (S) R. Bayha 21 yard pass to Bryce Smith, J. Rotman XP good.
3rd Quarter: (S) Juvan Elisma 43 yard rush, J. Rotman XP good.
4th Quarter: (OA) Charlie Ryan 12 yard pass to Shawn Cardoza, XP fail.
Boys Soccer
Canton, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – Final – Kevin Hall scored for the third straight game, this time off an assist from David Stowell to pace the Panthers. Austin Kent added an unassisted for for Franklin.
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Kinge  Philip, 0 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Keegan Nutt headed home the lone goal of the game, finishing off a rebound off of Chris Romero’s shot that hit the crossbar.

Milford, 1 @ Taunton, 3 – Final – Lens Esquil scored for the second consecutive game, this time finding the back of the net twice for the Tigers. Senior Austin Botelho had two assists and Daeshawn Duffy scored once.
Sharon, 4 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final – Sharon found the back of the net just five minutes into the game when Lucas Allaria converted an assist from Jake Goloboy. James Dunlea doubled the league off an assist from Liam McManus and Stephen Higgins scored unassisted in the 34th minute to make it 3-0. Matt Lowerre capped Sharon’s scoring shortly into the second half off an assist from Dunlea. Gareth King netted a late goal for the Rocketeers.
Girls Soccer
Franklin, 2 @ Canton, 0 – Final – Megan Georges and Meghan Dieterle scored the goals for Franklin both assisted by Victoria Stowell.
Mansfield, 4 @ Foxboro, 2 – FinalJen Kemp scored two goals and assisted on a pair of Jackie Carchedi goals in the first half for the Hornets. Hannah Burns scored in the first half and Lily Sykes scored with five minutes left for Foxboro. 
King Philip, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Francesca Calabraro scored a pair of goals for OA. Emily Freeman and Julia Roy also scored, while Delaney Benton had three assists for the Tigers, who scored all their goals in the first half. 

Taunton, 1 @ Milford, 2 – Final – Kristen Franzini scored off an assist by Gabbie O’Neil and Katie Brown headed home the winner with fewer than two minutes remaining assisted by Francesca Shipperd. Christine Pye returned from injury to make 11 saves in goal. Abby Small had the goal for Taunton.

North Attleboro, 5 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Hana Caster scored once and had two assists, Shannon Kingsley netted a pair of goals and Haley Guertin picked up two points for the Rocketeers, who led 3-0 at half. Felocity Monfils also added a goal for the Rocketeers and Leah Jette had an assist. Kiersten Bixby and Nina Beauvias combined for the shutout in net.
Volleyball
King Philip, 1 @ Bishop Feehan, 3 – Final King Philip fell on the road, 20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 16-15. 
Mansfield, 1 vs. Needham, 3 – Final – Mansfield picked up a win in the second set to level the match but Needham took sets three and four to get the win, 19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 16-25. Cathryn Heavey had 33 assists and 10 digs in the loss for the Hornets.
Sharon, 1 @ Norwood, 3 – Final
Stoughton, 1 vs. Cardinal Spellman, 3 – Final – Stoughton suffered a 26-24, 15-25, 24-26, 19-25 loss on the road. Bianca DeSousa had 16 assists, 14 digs, 10 service points, eight aces, five kills and two blocks and Val Whalen added seven kills and seven blocks.
Field Hockey
Milford @ Taunton – Postponed to 10/19
Golf
Attleboro, 184 @ Foxboro, 174 – Final

King Philip, 169 @ Oliver Ames, 157 – Final – Jack Green’s 37 paced Oliver Ames while Brian Lambert carded a 39. Todd Bushway and Danny McLoughlin each shot 41 for King Philip.

Stoughton, 190 @ Franklin, 165 – Final – Matt Dao and Matt Pleshaw each shot a 40 for the Panthers. 
Taunton, 208 @ Mansfield, 206 – Final (5 cards) – David Craig led Mansfield with a 39, who picked up its second straight win on a card off. Devon Barbero shot a 40, Mike Marry shot 41 and Matt Chirichiello carded a 42. 
 

Football: 2015 Davenport Division Preview

By HockomockSports.com Staff

Canton

2014 Record: 6-5
2014 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Dave Bohane
Key/Returning Players: Jake Ragusa, Sr., HB/LB; Mac Brown, Sr., OL/DL; Joe Bires, Sr., FB/LB; Nick MacGregor, Sr., OL/DL; Kenny Dulcio, Sr., OL/DL; Michael Harris, Sr., SE/DB; Woanyen Mahn, Sr., HB/DB; Mike McMahon, Sr., HB/FS; Dennis Ross, Jr., QB/LB.
Outlook: The Bulldogs graduated a handful of big names this past Spring but Canton has a lot of talent coming back in key positions. Anchored by a handful of returning starters, including some who will start for the third straight year, Canton could be a tough opponent every single week.
Offensively, junior Dennis Ross will take over under center after Brian Hagan graduated. There are some similarities between Ross and Hagan (21 total TDs in 2014) so the transition will be a bit easier than others experience. Ross has some speed with his legs and has good throwing strength. One target Ross will look for is Michael Harris, who is a big threat option and will get a lot of looks this season. The offensive line is strong and there is a good amount of experience.
On defense, head coach Dave Bohane has a solid amount of experienced talent that will be key this season. Senior Jake Ragusa is back and has been one of the Bulldogs leading tacklers in both his sophomore and junior years. Joe Bires’ athleticism is key but his football IQ is something that will help the Bulldogs. Nick MacGregor will be an anchor on the defensive line while Bohane had high praise for Mike McMahon, who will be the defensive quarterback from his safety position.

Foxboro

2014 Record: 7-4
2014 Finish: Reached D4 South Semifinal
Coach: Jack Martinelli
Key/Returning Players: Ronnie Martin, Sr., RB/LB; Connor Downs, Sr., RB/LB; Trevor Fishman, Sr., OT/DE; James Blake, Jr., OT/DE; Austin Ryan, Sr., WR/CB; Connor McNamara, Sr., WR/CB; Pat McCarthy, Sr., P/WR/SS.
Outlook: While the spotlight is on Stoughton as the favorite of the Davenport, Foxboro has a strong core of players and should be right in the thick of things. There are some big shoes to fill left by the Class of 2015 but to no one’s surprise, Jack Martinelli looks to have his team primed for another playoff push.
Junior Mark Clagg looks to be the one that will gets the reps at quarterback this season. Clagg already has a career touchdown pass under his belt when he tossed one against Walpole last year. Despite minimal varsity experience, Clagg will have a good amount of weapons to work with. Hockomock League All Star Ronnie Martin is back and should get the majority of the carries this year. Austin Ryan had a great summer in passing league and could carry that momentum into the season. With a couple of key pieces back on the line, Foxboro’s offense could be among the best in the league.
Defensively, there will be some holes that the Warriors need to plug. Connor Downs will be one of the top linebackers this season while Pat McCarthy, Austin Ryan and Connor McNamara will all see time in the secondary. The key could be getting a push up front for the Warriors.

Milford

2014 Record: 7-4
2014 Finish: Reached D3 Southwest Semifinal
Coach: Joe Todd
Key/Returning Players: Jack Desantis, Sr., RB/DB; Leo Moronta, Sr., TE/DE; Ryan Nesta, Sr., WR/LB; Zach Lanzetta, Sr., QB; John Niro, Sr., OL/DL; Blake Hill, Jr., WR/RB/LB; Ryan Gray, Jr., OL/DL; Asong Aminmentse, Jr., RB/DB; Riley Burns, Jr., OL/DL; Harrison Bliss, Jr., OL/LB; Tony Mobilia, Jr., WR.
Outlook: Milford was one of the biggest surprises in all of Division 3 last year with the run they made. With the talent they had, it’s no surprise. Although the Scarlet Hawks graduated a good amount of contributors from 2014, expect Milford to give opponents a tough time all season.
One big positive for Joe Todd and Milford will be having Zach Lanzetta under center. Now a senior, Lanzetta has been getting some reps since his sophomore year. After sharing QB duties over the past two years, it looks like Lanzetta will be full time this year. Jack Desantis will get a good amount of carries out of the backfield while Blake Hill, Leo Moronta and Tony Mobilia are all receiving threats that have experience.
There is a good amount of experience returning on defense for the Scarlet Hawks. Desantis and Aminmentse will patrol the secondary, while Ryan Nesta, Harrison Bliss and Blake Hill will form one of the more formidable linebacking corps in the Davenport. On the line, Ryan Gray and Riley Burns are two players with experience. Expect Milford to sneak up on some teams this season.

Oliver Ames

2014 Record: 3-8
2014 Finish: Reached D3 Southwest Quarterfinal
Coach: Mike Holland
Key/Returning Players: Connor Moroney, Sr., FB/LB; Andrew Callachan, Sr., RB/LB; Shawn Cardoza, Sr., TE/DE; Chris Hanegan, Sr., LB; Charlie Ryan, Sr., QB; Pat Mills, Sr., OL/DL; Kevin Geary, Sr., OL/DL.
Outlook: There is a lot that changes with a new coach but the Tigers have more than just a new face to deal with. With graduation and a couple of transfers, Oliver Ames has a lot gaps to fill this season. Luckily, new coach Mike Holland has been in the program for years which makes the transition smoother.
Charlie Ryan is back for his second year under center and his first full season as starter. Ryan tossed for nine touchdowns last season, which is second among quarterbacks returning this year. The biggest question will be finding new targets to catch those passes. Andrew Callachan has moved into the backfield this season and should get a good amount of carries. Connor Moroney will be an option on offense as will Shawn Cardoza but the Tigers will need some other faces to step up on offense.
On defense, Moroney could be one of the biggest surprises at linebacker while Shawn Cardoza could be one of the best lineman on defense this season. Kevin Geary has seen varsity time and could be poised for a breakout senior season. After giving up over 23 points on average last season, the Tigers will look to get back to 2013 form, where they gave up less than 10 points a game.

Sharon

2014 Record: 2-9
2014 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Dave Morse
Key/Returning Players: Nate Hirsh, Jr., OT; Joey Dowler, Sr., TE; Josh Rotman, Jr., WR/CB; Kenny Marrero, Sr., OG; Bryce Smith, Sr., WR/CB; Tyler Smith, Sr., RB/WR/CB; Matt Cancian, Sr., RB/LB; Carlos Grullon, Sr., RB; Juvan Elisma, Jr., RB; Xavier Hackett, Jr., Safety; Keson John, Sr., WR; Ian Longol-Leonard, Jr., OT/DT; Peter Banks, Jr., OC.
Outlook: The Eagles were forced to change things up last season and although the offense struggled for consistency at time, the defense was a big bright spot. Sharon was one of the top defenses in the league last year with just a hair over 20 PPG allowed.
The good news for Sharon this year is the amount of players they have back at the skill positions. When the quarterback is settled on, expect players like Matt Cancian, Carlos Grullon, Juvan Elisma and Tyler Smith to all get looks coming out of the backfield. With Josh Rotman and Bryce Smith — two players that saw a lot of varsity time last season — back in the fold, Sharon will have plenty of options on offense. The key will be establishing a consistent offensive line.
Defensively, the Eagles will have a strong secondary and linebackers. With both Tyler and Bryce Smith, Josh Rotman and Xavier Hackett back, the secondary has plenty of experience. Kevin Jones also has a good amount of varsity experience and will be paired with Matt Cancian at linebacker. John Dentino and Ian Langol-Leonard will be two players counted on to bolster up the Eagles defensive line. With the talent that Sharon has back, a playoff appearance might be in the picture.

Stoughton

2014 Record: 9-2
2014 Finish: Reached D3 Southwest Semifinal
Coach: Greg Burke
Key/Returning Players: Jake Gibb, Sr., QB; Guy Eddy, Sr., RB/LB; Jordan Taylor, Sr., RB; Ryan Sullivan, Jr., RB/DB; Xzavian Marrero, Sr., RB/DB; Izon Swain-Price, Jr., SE/DB; Nick Hardy, Jr., RB/DB; Steven Elice, Sr., SE/DB; Jack Connolly, Jr., TE; Matt Medina, Sr., OL/DL; Matt Soto, Sr., OL/DL; Antoyne Sellman, Sr., DB; Donny Foley, Sr., LB; Devlin Carroll, Sr., LB.
Outlook: If you want to know what the Stoughton football team values, look no further than the roster they hand out at games. The Black Knights are the lone team to put defense positions first. It may be reading into it a little bit, but Stoughton has been become one of the defensive power houses in the entire state.
Obviously last year was a great year for Stoughton but expect the Black Knights to reload for 2015. With their athleticism, speed and strength, there is a lot of reasons to expect another hard-nosed defense. Linebackers Guy Eddy, Donnie Foley and Devlin Carroll are all experienced players with speed and leadership qualities. IN the secondary, Ryan Sullivan, Steven Elice, Antoyne Selman and Izon Swain-Price are all individuals capable of making a big play. Stoughton will be looking to get a push on the line similar to what they had last year.
Similar to the defense, Stoughton’s offense will first need to establish a solid offensive line. With Greg Burke in charge of developing the line, expect Stoughton to produce another strong one. That will be key as the Black Knights will have Jake Gibb back for his third year at quarterback and could be one of the top players in the league. Ryan Sullivan and Xzavian Marrero will be dangerous coming out of the backfield while Christian Hill, Nick Hardy, Guy Eddy and Jordan Taylor could see time carrying the ball. Steven Elice and Jack Connolly could emerge as go-to guys for Gibbs this year.