HARWICH ─ It was a good day to be Tim Scruggs, but a rough day to be a Crusader as the Cape Tech football team fell in football action to the Old Colony Cougars with a final score of 29-8.
Scruggs scored his team's only touchdown after hauling in a stellar pass from quarterback Anthony Armenti to put the Crusaders on the scoreboard and cut into the visiting team's lead of 14-8 in the third quarter.
Between mistakes and mishaps, the Scruggs touchdown would prove to be his team's only victorious moment in a game plagued by challenges. The Crusaders were able to move the ball well a few times thanks to Armenti's arm and a successful air game, but a return to the running game after solid passes proved the team's undoing.
“We're still right there, doing certain things,” said Cape Tech head coach Chris Leonard. “Once again, two weeks in a row we've missed key passes early in the game that could have came open for big plays.”
Leonard praised the efforts of Armenti and the team's wideouts, as well as Juan Camilo, who had a big run in the outing, as well as an interception and a fumble recovery.
“He had a good day,” said Leonard.
On the defense, Payton Walker also had a strong game.
The win allowed Old Colony to celebrate its first Mayflower Small title in 20 years, while the Crusaders now await post-season consolation play and their annual Thanksgiving match against Upper Cape Tech, which will be played in Harwich this year.