2021 HockomockSports Football Awards

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/25/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
North Attleboro, 14 @ Attleboro, 6 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Tyler DeMattio 45-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
2nd Quarter: (A) Adrian Rivera 5-yard rush, XP no good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (NA) T. DeMattio 8-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.

Canton, 14 @ Stoughton, 47 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (S) Jarred Daughtry 6-yard pass to Tagh Swierzewski, Jonah Ly XP good; Bahsor Mahn 70-yard rush, Hayden Rose XP good; (S) J. Ly 10-yard rush, XP failed; (S) Brady Clark 40-yard pass to Emmett Pearl, J. Ly XP good; (S) B. Clark 30-yard pass to E. Pearl, J. Ly XP good.; (S) Tyler Noel 2-yard fumble recovery, J. Ly XP good.; (C) Owen Lane rush, H. Rose XP good;
3rd Quarter: (S) Anthony Girolamo 12-yard rush, J. Ly XP good.
4th Quarter: (S) E. Pearl 50-yard interception return.

Foxboro, 21 @ Mansfield, 35 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Conner Zukowski 16-yard pass to Ryan DeGirolamo, James Gilleran XP good; (F) Sam Carpenter 29-yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (F) S. Carpenter 43-yard field goal; (M) Drew Sacco 5-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good; (F) Dylan Gordon 15-yard rush, D. Gordon 2-point conversion rush.
3rd Quarter: (M) Rocco Scarpellini 5-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good; (M) C. Zukowski 1-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) C. Zukowski 8-yard pass to R. DeGirolamo, J. Gilleran XP good; (F) Tom Marcucella 73-yard pass to Rashaad Way, S. Carpenter XP good.

King Philip, 20 @ Franklin, 27 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (KP) Charlie Grant 5-yard pass to Drew Danson, Matthew Kelley XP good; (KP) C. Grant 1-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good; (F) Jared Arone 85-yard pass to Shane Kindred, XP blocked.
2nd Quarter: (F) J. Arone 17-yard pass to S. Kindred, Garrett Portesi XP good; (F) J. Arone 37-yard pass to S. Kindred, XP blocked.
3rd Quarter: (KP) Crawford Cantave 6-yard rush, 2pt pass failed; (F) Mack Gulla 5-yard rush, J. Arone 2pt rush.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Taunton, 28 @ Milford, 34 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (T) Jacob Leonard 25-yard pass to Trent Santos, Nathan Keenan XP good; (M) Tyler Lane 32-yard rush, Nicholas Araujo XP good.
2nd Quarter: (T) Faisal Mass 97-yard interception return, N. Keenan XP good; (M) Evan Cornelius 1-yard rush, N. Araujo XP good; (M) N. Araujo 41-yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: (M) E. Cornelius 3-yard rush, N. Araujo XP good; (M) N. Araujo 45-yard field goal; (T) J. Leonard 46-yard pass to T. Santos, N. Keenan XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Isaiah Pantalone 10-yard rush, N. Araujo XP good; (T) J. Leonard 31-yard pass to Jose Touron, N. Keenan XP good.

Sharon, 7 @ Oliver Ames, 34 – Final

Foxboro Can’t Sustain Quick Start, Falls in Semifinal

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Rashaad Way (2) had 160 yards receiving, including a big third quarter touchdown reception, but Foxboro lost to Duxbury in the D4 state semifinal. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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QUINCY, Mass. – Foxboro got off to a great start to Saturday night’s Div. 4 state semifinal at Quincy’s Veterans Memorial Stadium, but Duxbury rallied with 24 unanswered points and was on the verge of putting the game away. The Warriors got a huge spark when Rashaad Way snagged a pass over the middle and broke free for a long touchdown that cut the deficit to just three points.

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After the defense held, Foxboro was right back in the game, the energy was back on the sidelines, and the Warriors were on the verge of getting the ball to start the fourth quarter. The punt wasn’t held and Duxbury took advantage of the short field for a dagger score.

The Dragons would tack on another touchdown in the fourth, pulling out a 38-21 victory over the Davenport division champions. Duxbury quarterback Matt Festa accounted for five touchdowns (three rushing and two passing) and more than 300 yards of offense, leading the Dragons to a Super Bowl berth.

“Everybody’s tried to do that (stop Dylan Gordon) and then we have to throw, which I thought we did pretty well, but I would have to say our inability to get to the quarterback and pressure him was the difference in the game,” said Foxboro coach Jack Martinelli.

Foxboro got the opening kick and put its explosive offense to work, marching 62 yards on 11 plays to grab the early lead. Dylan Gordon got the call on all but two of the plays, as the Warriors tried to set the tone with a straight ahead running game. Gordon had 50 of his 70 rushing yards on that drive alone. He punched it in from two yards and Sam Carpenter added the extra point to make it 7-0.

Tommy Sharkey made a nice play on the first pass from Festa and Gordon made a nice tackle on third down to force a three-and-out.

On Foxboro’s second drive, the passing game got involved. Tom Marcucella (13-of-25, 160 yards) found Sharkey for six to convert on third and four and then Gordon broke a 12-yard run on third and short to get to the Duxbury 34. After a loss of four, Marcucella hit Rashaad Way (six catches (120 yards) to the 18. A fumble forced Foxboro into third and 15, but Marcucella and Way connected again to get the ball down to the two, where Gordon finished it with his second score.

Duxbury’s offense got going on its next drive. Festa threw a strike to Matt Ciesielski on the far sideline for 32 yards and then hit Brady Madigan for 27 down to the Foxboro 24. After an 11-yard run got the ball to the 13, the Foxboro defense made a stand. Way broke up one pass and Dylan Kerrigan dropped into coverage to tip a pass on third down. Dennen Sullivan got the Dragons on the board with a 30-yard kick.

After forcing a three-and-out, Duxbury got moving again. Foxboro was struggling to get consistent pressure on Festa, although Kerrigan and Brandon Mazenkas-O’Grady both got into the backfield to force incomplete passes on the possession. On third and nine from the 11, Foxboro got some bad luck, as Ciesielski appeared to bobble the ball going out of bounds but the officials ruled it a catch and a first down. Festa would eventually go over right tackle for a six-yard touchdown that made it 14-10.

The Dragons would get one last shot before halftime but Lincoln Moore and Tony Sulham combined to knock down a pass and a final shot to the end zone fell incomplete as time expired. It was only a temporary reprieve, as two plays into the second half Festa (15-of-29, 259 yards) fired a strike to James Anderson on a deep slant for a 62-yard touchdown to take the lead for good.

“Their offensive line held us from getting up inside and putting pressure and the kid was accurate and has a great arm,” Martinelli said of Festa. “He’s the best [quarterback] we’ve seen this year, that we’ve played.”

Foxboro was struggling on offense. Another three-and-out gave Duxbury back the ball and Festa threw a perfect back shoulder pass to Madigan for 30 yards. On second and goal from the nine, Festa fired a pass to Ciesielski. It appeared that the receiver was unable to make the catch inbounds but once again the official on the sideline ruled it a catch and a touchdown.

“You make your own breaks,” Martinelli replied, when asked about the calls on the sideline. “We came out flying and then kind of ran out of gas.”

The Warriors needed a play to get some life back into the team. They tried a reverse to a flea flicker but Gordon was unable to bring in the pass on the sideline thanks to good coverage. Two plays later, on third and 10, Marcucella looked across the middle for Way, who managed to pull in the pass with a defender draped on his shoulder, keep his footing when he landed, and then shoot past the Duxbury secondary for a 58-yard touchdown.

It was 24-21 and suddenly it felt like there was momentum on the Foxboro bench. Duxbury got a first down on a nice catch by Chris Walsh but then the Foxboro defense held and forced a punt. The ball bounced inside the 30 and Way tried to be aggressive and field it to save a few yards of field position, but he couldn’t collect it cleanly and, despite vehement Foxboro protests, the officials ruled that Duxbury recovered at the 25.

Sharkey made a big play on first down to force a loss of seven, but then Walsh came up with a ridiculous one-handed, over-the-shoulder grab at the goal line to set up a Festa touchdown.

It was a back-breaker for the Warriors, who went for it on fourth and long at their own 33 but Marcucella’s scramble was a few yards short of the marker. Festa capped his night with a 15-yard score to seal the win.

“We couldn’t sway momentum,” Martinelli explained. “We couldn’t get it back. We needed a couple of stops and we didn’t get it.”

Foxboro (9-2) will travel to Mansfield on Thanksgiving Day in the season finale.

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Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/20/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Division 1 State Semifinal

#5 Springfield Central, 60 vs. #1 Franklin, 49 – Final
1st Quarter: (S) Tariq Thomas 5-yard rush, Conversion no good; (F) Jared Arone 8-yard pass to Shane Kindred, Garrett Portesi XP good; (S) William Watson 16-yard pass to Tykarryon Daniels, Kymari Latney 2-point conversion rush good; (F) Mack Gulla 41-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good; (S) W. Watson 54-yard pass to Joseph Griffin, K. Latney 2-point conversion rush good.
2nd Quarter: (S) T. Thomas 4-yard rush, 2-point conversion good; (F) J. Arone 6-yard pass to Will Tracey, G. Portesi XP good; (S) T. Thomas 24-yard rush, K. Latney 2-point rush good; (F) M. Gulla 1-yard rush, XP blocked.
3rd Quarter: (F) J. Arone 20-yard pass for W. Tracey, G. Portesi XP good; (S) W. Watson 11-yard pass to Mattias Barbour, 2pt rush failed.
4th Quarter: (F) M. Gulla 16-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good; (S) W. Watson 33-yard pass to T. Daniels, K. Latney 2pt rush good; (S) W. Watson 35-yard pass to J. Griffin, K. Latney rush good; (F) J. Arone 5-yard pass to W. Tracey, J. Arone 2pt pass to W. Tracey good.

Division 3 State Semifinal
#3 North Attleboro, 28 vs. #2 Billerica, 10 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Tyler DeMattio 34-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (B) Shaan Rana 40-yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (B) Joseph Green 4-yard rush, S. Rana XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 5-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (NA) Chase Frisoli 17-yard pass to T. DeMattio, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 72-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.

Division 4 State Semifinal
#3 Foxboro, 21 vs. #2 Duxbury, 38 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (F) Dylan Gordon 2-yard rush, Sam Carpenter XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) D. Gordon 2-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (D) Dennen Sullivan 30-yard field goal; (D) Matt Festa 6-yard rush, D. Sullivan XP good.
3rd Quarter: (D) M. Festa 62-yard pass to James Anderson, D. Sullivan XP good; (D) M. Festa 9-yard pass to Matt Ciesielski, D. Sullivan XP good; (F) Tom Marcucella 58-yard pass to Rashaad Way, S. Carpenter XP good.
4th Quarter: (D) M. Festa 1-yard rush, D. Sullivan XP good; (D) M. Festa 15-yard rush, D. Sullivan XP good.

Boys Soccer
Division 2 State Final

#21 Canton, 0 vs. #6 West Springfield, 2 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this match.

Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/13/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Division 3

#6 Milton, 28 @ #3 North Attleboro, 62 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (NA) Tyler Bannon 10-yard rush, Tyler DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. Bannon 33-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) Nathan Shultz 65-yard punt return, T. DeMattio XP good; (M) Owen McHugh 37-yard pass to Michael Fulton, XP no good; (NA) Chase Frisoli 57-yard pass to Gavin Wells, T. DeMattio XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) T. DeMattio 5-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 2-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (M) Chase Vaughan 43-yard pass to M. Fulton, XP good; (M) C. Vaughan 14-yard pass to Dillon Mackenzie, Conversion good; (M) C. Vaughan 5-yard pass to D. Mackenzie, XP good; (NA) C. Frisoli 15-yard pass to G. Wells, T. DeMattio XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) T. Bannon 5-yard rush, XP no good.
4th Quarter: (NA) T. DeMattio 25-yard rush, Connor Ruppert XP good.

Division 4
#11 Wilmington, 21 @ #3 Foxboro, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: (W) Wilmington 60-yard pass touchdown, XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) Dylan Gordon 47-yard rush, Sam Carpenter XP good; (F) Tom Marcucella 38-yard pass to Rashaad Way, S. Carpenter XP good.
3rd Quarter: (F) D. Gordon 31-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (W) Wilmington 14-yard rush, XP blocked.
4th Quarter: (F) D. Gordon 11-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 16-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) R. Way 29-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good; (W) Wilmington 51-yard rush, two-point rush good.

Non-Playoff
Canton 3 @ New Bedford, 7 – Final
Sharon, 29 @ Brookline, 40 – Final

Boys Soccer
Division 2

#21 Canton, 1 @ #20 Amherst-Pelham, 0 – Final

Girls Soccer
Division 3

#2 Foxboro, 1 vs. #23 Ursuline Academy, 0 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this match.

Foxboro Picks Off Newburyport In Playoff Opener

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Foxboro senior Tre Stith hauls in an interception in the second quarter. Stith returned it for Foxboro’s third pick six of the game. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
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 FOXBORO, Mass. – Foxboro’s defense needed just one play to put its stamp on the playoff opener against Newburyport.

By halftime, the Warriors’ defense had a season’s worth of highlights.

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Foxboro had its first of three first half pick-sixes on the very first play of the game, added a blocked punt before the break, and the third-seeded Warriors rolled to a 45-13 win over #14 Newburyport in the first round of the Division 4 tournament.

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Senior Dylan Gordon continued his spectacular season by returning the first pass of the game 22-yards to the house, added a rushing touchdown on Foxboro’s first offensive series of the game, and tacked on a 47-yard pick-six with just under three minutes left in the opening quarter.

Senior Tre Stith also had an interception returned for a touchdown from 45 yards out, senior Tom Marcucella tossed a pair of touchdowns — one to classmate Tom Sharkey and one to classmate Nick Medeiros — and sophomore Brandon Mazenkes-O’Grady blocked a punt that led to a field goal from junior Sam Carpenter.

“From what we saw on film, they had some weapons,” said Foxboro head coach Jack Martinelli. “We knew that had a kid coming back that had been out and their quarterback can make things up but we kind of kept him in check. We jumped out with those interceptions for touchdowns and that kind of made the rest of the way easier.”

On the first play, the pass popped off the chest of the intended receiver and Gordon snatched it from the air, sprinting down the right sideline and into the end zone for a 7-0 lead just 10 seconds into the game. It marked Gordon’s second straight game with an interception return for a touchdown.










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Foxboro got the ball back after the Clippers’ drive stalled near midfield but it didn’t take long for the Warriors to march down field. In fact, it took just four plays and each one was a handoff to Gordon. After over 30 yards on the first three carries, Gordon broke free up the left side following some nice blocks from Steve Bridges and Ryan Addeche, breaking away for a 45-yard touchdown as he outran the Newburyport secondary across the field and into the end zone.

As the Clippers tried to orchestrate an answer, their drive came to another sudden halt. On the fifth play, facing a 3rd and 7, the pass over the middle was sniffed out by Gordon and he found space along the left sideline for a 47-yard pick-six, his 29th total touchdown of the season (20 rushing, six receiving, three interception returns).

“I’m amazed every week, the numbers he’s put up this year are inconceivable from my perspective,” Martinelli said of Gordon. “He does it on both sides of the ball too. Defensively, he’s got that something you can’t teach, that knack. You can put kids in position but he takes it the next step and executes. It’s kind of uncanny. I haven’t seen a kid like him in a long time to be honest.”

While Gordon only had 95 yards on the ground, he averaged over 11 yards per carry. He’s gone over 200 yards of offense in five games this season. Foxboro’s offense only ran 12 plays in the first half and scored on a quarter of them.

Rashaad Way had a big punt return to give Foxboro great field possession but the Warriors’ offense stalled some with a pair of incomplete passes and Foxboro settled for a 38-yard boot through the uprights from Carpenter.

The Warriors started their next drive at their own 45-yard line but quickly moved down the field. After a couple of runs from Gordon, Marcucella went with the play fake and had time in the pocket with good protection from Dylan Kerrigan, Aidan Hughes, and Andrew Finn. Medeiros released up the middle and was wide open for a 21-yard touchdown and a 31-0 lead with 6:50 left in the second quarter.




Newburyport was forced into a three-and-out on its next series but the punt was blocked by Mazenkes-O’Grady, who came flying in from the left side and leaped with his hands raised. The ball bounced all the way back to the Clippers’ own 20-yard line.

On the first play, Marcucella fired a quick pass to the left sideline to Sharkey and he used his speed to race past the defense and into the endzone for a 16-yard touchdown.

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The Foxboro defense added a cherry on top of what was already an impressive first half when Stith hauled in an interception and was able to break free from the receiver and go in for a 45-yard touchdown and a 45-0 lead at halftime.

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“I kind of like it because there’s no preconceived notion on prior games, they just go out and do what they can do,” Martinelli said of the new statewide format and playing new teams. “You can see film but you don’t always know the quality of the opponent or get to see them physically. [Newburyport] has some good young kids so they’ll be good again next year.”

With a comfortable lead, the Warriors were able to take out all of its starters on both sides of the ball. Newburyport scored on a 62-yard interception return from Jack Hadden in the third quarter and then quarterback Finn Sullivan kept it for a 19-yard rushing score in the fourth.

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Foxboro (8-1) will return to the Ahern Middle School next week for a D4 Quarterfinal matchup with #11 Wilmington, who knocked off #6 Middleboro on Friday night. The game is set for a 7:00 PM kickoff.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/05/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Division 1

#16 Braintree, 6 @ #1 Franklin, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Mack Gulla 1-yard rush, Garrett Portesi XP good; (F) M. Gulla 53-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) Jared Arone 34-yard pass to Shane Kindred, G. Portesi XP good; (F) M. Gulla 67-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good; (F) Cullen Pek fumble recovery in the end zone, G. Portesi XP good; (F) J. Arone 28-yard pass to Will Tracey, G. Portesi XP good.
3rd Quarter: (B) Braintree 1-yard rush, XP failed.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

#10 Taunton, 28 @ #7 St. John’s Shrewsbury, 35 – Final

Division 2
#15 Hingham, 0 @ #2 Milford, 24 – Final

#14 Chelmsford, 0 @ #3 King Philip, 35 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (KP) Crawford Cantave 5-yard rush, Matthew Kelley XP good; (KP) Rudy Gately 3-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good; (KP) R. Gately 26-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
3rd Quarter: (KP) C. Cantave 28-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
4th Quarter: (KP) Charlie Grant 14-yard pass to Danny Clancy, M. Kelley XP good.

#11 Barnstable, 21 @ #6 Mansfield, 28 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Conner Zukowski 62-yard pass to CJ Bell, James Gilleran XP good; (B) Henry Machnik 9-yard rush, Shawn Haislett XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Connor Curtis 8-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good; C. Zukowski 48-yard pass to Trevor Foley, J. Gilleran XP good; (B) Eugene Jordan 25-yard rush, S. Haislett XP good.
3rd Quarter: (B) Gibson Guimond 2-yard rush, S. Haislett XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Drew Sacco 7-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.

Division 3
#14 Plymouth North, 6 @ #3 North Attleboro, 48 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (PN) Killian Murphy 4-yard rush, Conversion no good; (NA) Tyler DeMattio 1-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 17-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) T. DeMattio 11-yard rush, T. Demattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 23-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Danny Curran 75-yard kick return, Connor Ruppert XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 19-yard rush, C. Ruppert XP good; (NA) Garrett Inglese 16-yard rush, XP no good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

#13 Stoughton, 0 @ #4 Plymouth South, 17 – Final

Division 4
#14 Newburyport, 13 @ #3 Foxboro, 45 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (F) Dylan Gordon 22-yard interception return, Sam Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 45-yard rush; S. Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 47-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) S. Carpenter 38-yard field goal; (F) Tom Marcucella 21-yard pass to Nick Medeiros, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) T. Marcucella 16-yard pass to Tommy Sharkey, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) Tre Stith 45-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good.
3rd Quarter: (N) Jack Hadden 62-yard interception return, XP good.
4th Quarter: (N) Finn Sullivan 19-yard rush, XP failed.

Non-Playoff
Oliver Ames, 31 @ Somerset-Berkley, 33 – Final (OT)
Attleboro, 42 vs. New Bedford, 0 – Final
Sharon, 0 @ Medfield, 34 – Final
Canton, 14 vs. Westwood, 35 – Final










Field Hockey
Division 1

#17 King Philip, 0 @ #16 Lexington, 1 – FinalKing Philip fell just short on the road in a tight game at Lexington. The Warriors had six shots on goal but couldn’t find the back of the net. Junior Haley Bright made six saves in net to keep the Warriors close, including a pair of diving stops and a one-handed stop on an aerial shot. Senior Sydney O’Shea, senior Molly Piller, and sophomore Kelly Holmes all played well for KP.

#20 Attleboro, 1 @ #13 Central Catholic, 3 – Final

Volleyball
Division 1

#32 Lynn Classical, 0 @ #1 Franklin, 3 – Final

Division 2
#34 Chicopee Comp, 0 @ #2 King Philip, 3 – FinalKing Philip opened its tournament run with an impressive 3-0 sweep (25-9, 25-11, 25-7) over Chicopee Comp. Emily Sawyer led the offense with 13 kills and two blocks while Ahunna James added 10 kills. Gianna DeLorenzo chipped in with four aces while Samantha Asprelli recorded six digs. King Philip will host #15 Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday at 5:00 in a Sweet 16 matchup.

#17 North Attleboro, 1 @ #16 Nashoba, 3 – Final

#29 Sharon, 0 @ #4 Billerica, 3 – Final

#26 Masconomet, 0 @ #7 Oliver Ames, 3 – FinalSophomore Sarah Hilliard had a stellar postseason debut, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) sweep over visiting Masconomet. Hilliard registered 14 kills while classmate Claire O’Rourke added 12 kills in the win. Senior Hadley Rhodes had 24 assists and six kills and Maddie Homer added 25 digs. OA will host #10 Woburn on Tuesday at 6:00 in a Sweet 16 matchup.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/29/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Attleboro, 10 @ Taunton, 3 – Final
1st Quarter: (A) Adrian Rivera 1-yard rush, Anthony Salviati XP good.
2nd Quarter: (A) A. Salviati 38-yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (T) Nathan Keenan 40-yard field goal.

Canton, 38 @ Blue Hills Regional, 6 – Final

Oliver Ames, 13 @ Foxboro, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Dylan Gordon 4-yard rush, Sam Carpenter XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) D. Gordon 8-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (OA) Collin Williamson 84-yard rush, Nick Ferrini XP good; (F) D.Gordon 4-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good.
3rd Quarter: (F) D. Gordon 28-yard rush, S.Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 38-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good.
4th Quarter: (F) Tony Sulham 10-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (OA) Brian Silva 10-yard pass to Bronson Burnham, XP failed.

Franklin, 13 @ Milford, 3 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (F) Garrett Portesi 19-yard field goal; (M) Nicholas Araujo 28-yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: (F) Jared Arone 2-yard pass to Will Tracey, G. Portesi XP good.
4th Quarter: (F) G. Portesi 25-yard field goal.

Mansfield, 6 @ King Philip, 24 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (KP) Rudy Gately 11-yard rush, Matthew Kelley XP good.
2nd Quarter: (KP) M. Kelley 23-yard field goal; (KP) Charlie Grant 22-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
3rd Quarter: (KP) Crawford Cantave 9-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Conner Zukowski 14-yard pass to CJ Bell, Conversion failed.










Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 0 @ Sharon, 2 – Final

Canton, 9 vs. Randolph, 0 – FinalErik Valdovinos scored a hat trick as Canton came away with its best offensive showing of the season with a big win over Randolph. Jorge Nebril, ZaZa Franceour (two assists), Ryan Kovner, and Sam Mayer each scored their first career goals for the Dogs. Jake McCabe and Drew Garrett also scored in the win

King Philip, 1 @ Bridgewater-Raynham, 2 – Final

Stoughton, 1 vs. East Bridgewater, 1 – FinalClick here for a photo gallery of this game.Stoughton senior Wenderson Silva de Souza scored midway through the second half but the Black Knights had to settle for a draw after an equalizer in the final minute from the visiting Vikings. Silva de Souza headed in a great cross from classmate Rhuan Carvalho to put the Knights ahead in the 64th minute. Sophomore keeper Ben Shirey made a terrific diving save two minutes later to help preserve the lead at the time.

Girls Soccer
King Philip, 0 vs. Hingham, 3 – Final

Milford, 2 vs. Malden Catholic, 1 – FinalAmy Oliveira broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second half to earn the Hawks a win in the regular season finale. Brooke Ferreira opened the scoring for Milford and Kailany Ferreira made 10 saves to help the Hawks close on a high note.

Oliver Ames, 4 @ North Attleboro, 1 – FinalCamryn O’Connor recorded three points as the Tigers went on the road and beat North Attleboro, clinching sole possession of the Hockomock League’s Davenport division title. O’Connor scored a pair of goals for OA, who had a 3-0 advantage at halftime. Halle Kander and Katie Gibson also scored for the Tigers while Lucinda Li Cotter, Alexa Lane, and Allison Evin each had an assist.

Stoughton, 1 @ Sharon, 4 – FinalSofia Goclowski and Olivia Soby each scored twice and assisted on another to help the Eagles split the season series with Stoughton. Bianca Casna scored for the Black Knights. Amber Marcus-Blank had another strong performance for Sharon’s defense. Casna and Makenzie O’Connor proved to be a solid pairing in the attack for Stoughton and Samantha Tran had another solid all-around game.




Field Hockey
Sharon, 0 vs. Norwell, 1 – Final

Foxboro, 5 @ North Attleboro, 2 – Final

Milford, 0 @ Franklin, 11 – FinalFranklin exploded for five goals in the first quarter of the game and never looked back to knock off Milford, finishing undefeated in league action this year. Kaitlyn Carney had a hat trick in the first quarter and finished the game with four goals while Shaw Downing (three goals) and Haley Wernig (two goals) also scored in the first quarter. Delaney Hess and Emily Carney (two assists) each added a goal in the win while Kendall Jones and Raena Crandall each had an assist in the win.

King Philip, 0 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalAfter a close contest in the first meeting, King Philip and Attleboro finished level this time around as both squads wrapped up their respective regular seasons with a point. Sophomore Kelly Holmes had another outstanding game for the Warriors with eight shots on goal and a handful of corners created. Holmes also played well defensively, thwarting the Bombardiers’ offensive attempts throughout the game. Christina Gifun, Molly Piller, and Margo Riley also played well for KP.

Taunton, 2 @ Mansfield, 1 – FinalAfter a scoreless first half, Taunton found the back of the net twice to knock off Mansfield on the road and put themselves in position to possibly make the playoffs under the state’s new rating system. According to the MIAA’s latest update, the Tigers sat at 36th in Division 1 but have gone 2-1 since (the top 32 rated teams make it plus any team over .500). Caelen O’Leary (from Ashley Amaro) put the visitors ahead and Jasmine Lucier (from Braeley MacDonald) doubled the lead. Maddie Brown scored in the fourth quarter for Mansfield. Em Gannon made 11 saves in net for the win while Kylie Thorpe, Kaysie DeMoura, and Thalia Nogueira also played well for the Tigers.

Volleyball
Canton, 3 vs. Quincy, 0 – FinalCanton picked up one of its best wins of the season, sweeping Quincy 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-19). Quincy is one of the top-ranked teams in Division 1 and won its division in the Patriot League this season. Syd Gallery (nine kills, two blocks, six digs, and two aces) and Talya DeGraw (five kills, 15 digs, two aces) both had strong all-around games for the Bulldogs while. Fatima Sidibay added six kills and four blocks. Anna Verille anchored the defense with 19 digs and Taylor Reynolds ran the offense with 29 assists.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/22/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Franklin, 21 @ Attleboro, 19 – Final
1st Quarter: (A) Anthony Salviati 25-yard field goal; (F) Jared Arone 31-yard pass to Will Tracey, Garrett Portesi XP good.
2nd Quarter: (A) A. Salviati 35-yard field goal; (F) Mack Gulla 3-yard rush, G Portesi XP good; (A) Matt Harvie 11-yard pass to A. Salviati, Josue Salguero XP good.
3rd Quarter: (F) J. Arone 57-yard pass to W. Tracey, G Portesi XP good; (A) Adrian Rivera 3-yard rush, 2pt pass failed.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Foxboro, 42 @ Canton, 8 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (F) Tom Marcucella 8-yard pass to Rashaad Way, Sam Carpenter XP good; (F) T. Marcucella 76-yard pass to R. Way, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) Dylan Gordon 7-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) T. Marcucella 45-yard pass to Dylan Gordon, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) T. Marcucella 20-yard pass to Tom Sharkey, S. Carpenter XP good.
3rd Quarter: (F) D. Gordon 9-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good.
4th Quarter: (C) Colin Albert 3-yard rush, Charlie Cox 2pt rush good.

Taunton, 8 @ Mansfield, 24 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (M) James Gilleran 32-yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: (M) Conner Zukowski 11-yard pass to Trevor Foley, J. Gilleran XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Rocco Scarpellini 11-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good; (M) C. Zukowski 19-yard pass to T. Foley, J. Gilleran XP good; (T) Jacob Leonard 13-yard pass to Jose Touron, Trent Santos 2pt rush good.

Stoughton, 7 @ Milford, 27 – Final
1st Quarter: (S) Jarred Daughtry 25-yard pass to Emmett Pearl, Jonah Ly XP good; (M) Nicholas Araujo 36-yard field goal good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Grant Scudo 7-yard rush, N. Aruajo XP good; (M) Evan Cornelius 11-yard pass to Isaiah Pantalone, N. Araujo XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) E.Cornelius 10-yard pass to I Pantalone, N. Araujo XP good; (M) N. Araujo 30-yard field goal good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

North Attleboro, 42 @ Oliver Ames, 12 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Tyler Bannon 3-yard rush, Tyler DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. Bannon fumble recovery in the end zone, T. DeMattio XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) Greg Berthiaume 32-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (OA) Collin Williamson 72-yard rush, XP failed; (NA) Chase Frisoli 27-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) C. Frisoli 15-yard pass to Jack Munley, T. DeMattio XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Garrett Inglese 1-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (OA) Chad Silva 2-yard rush, XP failed.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Sharon, 14 @ Hull, 35 – Final










Boys Soccer
Mansfield, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – FinalFranklin scored twice inside a five-minute span in the first half and tacked an important insurance goal just minutes into the second half to get a win over Mansfield, pushing their unbeaten streak to five games. Senior Jack Moran opened the scoring in the 15th minute on a pass from sophomore Sean O’Leary and then junior Ben Costa doubled the advantage in the 20th minute on an assist from classmate Max Tobin. O’Leary extended the lead to 3-0 in the 44th minute, finishing off a chance created by junior Will Krysak.

Milford, 3 vs. Medway, 0 – FinalSophomore J’remy Chaves scored his first career goal and then added his second to lead Milford to a non-league win over Medway, one of the top rated teams in Division 3. Junior Eduardo Santana put the hosts ahead in the first half on a pass from junior Arthur Tome, a lead the Hawks carried into halftime. Chaves’ first goal came off a pass from junior John Borges while his second was set up by sophomore Nate Dinis.

Sharon, 2 vs. Walpole, 2 – Final

Field Hockey
Foxboro, 3 vs. Medfield, 0 – Final
Milford @ Bellingham, 4:45
Sharon, 1 @ Norwell, 4 – Final

Foxboro Hits It Big In Second Half to Sink North

Foxboro football
Rashaad Way breaks free for a long touchdown, his second of the night, to help Foxboro beat North Attleboro in a title showdown at Community Field. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Even down by eight points and with a zero on the score board midway through the third quarter, Foxboro had confidence that its offense could figure things out. The top scoring team in the league, averaging more than 42 points per game heading into Friday night’s visit to Community Field, it felt like only a matter of time until the Warriors hit a big play.

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It turned out that the confidence was far from misplaced. Foxboro scored on three straight possessions, needing only four plays combined, to flip the game around and beat North Attleboro 21-14, putting the Warriors in the driver’s seat to win its first league title since 2015 and first outright league title since 2010.

“They weren’t down,” Foxboro coach Jack Martinelli. “They weren’t doubting themselves. We just kind of had the will to hang in there and rely on the kids who’ve done it all year.”

He added, “Those kids (North) played their hearts out too. It was kind of a game that nobody should’ve lost and nobody should’ve won, but I’m sure glad we did.”

Leading 2-0 coming out of halftime, North tried to put together one of its patented long scoring drives to take control, but things stalled around midfield and the Rocketeers were forced to punt. On Foxboro’s first play of the third quarter, Dylan Gordon coughed up the ball trying to extend a play and Kaiden Leary recovered for North at the Warriors 25.

Two plays later, freshman Chase Frisoli (7-of-17, 71 yards) hit Gavin Wellss, who started on the opposite side of the field and worked his way across the entire secondary, at the front pylon for a 24-yard score. The extra point was no good.

On the first play of Foxboro’s next possession, Gordon (17 carries, 142 yards) finally broke free, bursting through the line for 30 yards into North territory. The next play finished in the end zone. Tom Marcucella, who only completed three passes on the night, fired the ball out to Rashaad Way (three receptions, 146 yards) on a receiver screen. Way somehow tiptoed down the sideline for a 40-yard touchdown. The same duo combined on a two-point conversion to tie it.

North’s momentum may have been stalled, but the Rocketeers followed that with their best drive of the night. The hosts went 72 yards on 11 plays to regain the advantage. It was all done on the ground, as Tyler Bannon (17 carries, 97 yards) and Tyler DeMattio (21 carries, 109 yards) pounded out six first downs. DeMattio capped the drive with a one-yard plunge, taking a hit that sent his helmet flying in the process.

There was a long injury break before North lined up for the conversion and Bannon was stuffed at the one to keep the score 14-8.

Foxboro took over at its own 28. Just 13 seconds later, the Warriors had their first lead. Gordon flashed through the middle of the line untouched and sailed past the North secondary for a 72-yard touchdown run. Sam Carpenter’s kick put Foxboro ahead.

After forcing a three-and-out, the visitors took over at their own 42. A holding call backed them up an additional 10 yards, but that just added extra yards for Way to burn through. Another screen pass from Marcucella got Way into space and he did the rest, blowing past the secondary for 68 yards.

“That was our fear going in, they have that big-play capability,” North coach Don Johnson said. “Every single play Rashaad can score on the edge and Gordon inside. We didn’t give them any big plays in the first half and they hit them in the second half.”

North’s next drive reached Foxboro territory, but Bannon was dropped for a loss of one on second and six from the 40. Frisoli was then brought down on a keeper for no gain by Ryan Addeche and Steve Bridges. On fourth and seven, Frisoli went deep but Way made an acrobatic interception. North would get one more chance starting at its own 42, but this time it was Dylan Kerrigan stepping in to make the pick and seal the win.

It was appropriate that the defense got to make the final play for the Warriors because it was the defense that kept Foxboro in the game in the first half. North was getting pressure in the backfield from the opening kick, with DeMattio flying through for a sack to end Foxboro’s first drive and Bannon getting one on the second. Bannon turned the game around with a booming 50-yard punt that pinned Foxboro inside its own 10 to start the second quarter. Three plays later, Bannon got through on the punt block, knocking the ball out the back of the end zone for a safety.

“We hung around,” Martinelli said. “We bent defensively, but it didn’t hurt us on the scoreboard. It could’ve been a lot worse at halftime, not only on the scoreboard but emotionally and that didn’t happen.”

The Rocketeers had chances to break the game open, starting each of the next three possessions in Foxboro territory. Andrew Finn’s sack and a holding call stymied the first drive. Good pressure from Addeche helped slow down another drive in the red zone, which ended on an incomplete pass on fourth down. A good tackle by Gordon and more penalties helped keep the third drive from ending in points.

“We shot ourselves in the foot too often,” Johnson explained. “We had more holding calls in the first half then we’ve had all season. That was a big difference maker. We should’ve had more points and had a little lead to work with.”

He added, “We gave them too many opportunities.”

Foxboro nearly grabbed the lead heading into the locker room. Marcucella nearly was intercepted by Garrett Ingelese on first down but Gordon followed with a nice run and Way caught his first pass of the night and broke it 38 yards to set up a short Carpenter kick. The Rocketeers were able to get a tip on it and it stayed 2-0 at the break.

“At halftime, we just said it’s 2-0,” Martinelli said. “It’s a long game, especially with the 12-minute periods. The big play kids made the big plays. Gordon, Marcucella to Rashaad, then Kerrigan on defense all with big plays.”

Foxboro (5-1, 2-0) will travel to Canton next week looking to secure at least a share of the league title. North Attleboro (2-3, 1-1) will try to keep the pressure on Foxboro and keep alive hopes for a split with a trip to Oliver Ames.

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