Topics: Football

Monomoy Holds On For 30-28 Win Against Randolph

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks dominated the first half of their Nov. 2 game against Randolph, and then held on in the second to win by a precious two points in non-playoff action that saw strong performances from the majority of the Monomoy roster. Quarterback Mark Pawlina ran in Monomoy's first touchdown of the game in the opening quarter, with Chris Hall snagging an impressive two-point conversion to ignite t...

Cape Tech Football Falls To Bellingham

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders started out strong Saturday but couldn't keep up the momentum, ultimately falling 28-6 to the Bellingham Blackhawks in non-playoff action. Cape Tech senior Payton Walker hopped into the end zone from a yard out for a first-quarter touchdown to put the Crusaders up 6-0 early, but the visiting Blackhawks responded quickly with a touchdown of their own, followed by a successful t...

HARWICH – Thursday nights are not your typical football night, at least on the high school stage, but it worked out just fine for the Monomoy Sharks, who held on for a 14-12 victory in non-playoff post-season action. “It was an overall team effort,” said Monomoy head coach Larry Souza. “Everybody firing on all cylinders, doing their jobs, and getting it done.” Souza said the game went down to the final seco...

HARWICH – It just wasn't Monomoy's night. First the Sharks lost captain and key player Kyle Charlot to injury in the opening drive. Then the visiting West Bridgewater Wildcats unleashed a scoring fury on the home team en route to a 36-6 victory that left the Sharks feeling more than a little deflated. The majority of West Bridgewater's touchdowns came in the second quarter, during which they scored 24 points i...

Monomoy Battles To Big Win Against Avon/Holbrook

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – What do you do when your team has already gained an impressive lead and it's only halftime? If you're Monomoy football head coach Larry Souza, you give as many non-starters a chance to get in the game as possible, which is what he did in the Sharks' big 50-12 victory on Sept. 28 against Avon/Holbrook. The game offered the opportunity for a number of Sharks to shine, beginning with Tyler Potter, who k...

HARWICH – It was not the preview of the Thanksgiving Day Game that Cape Tech fans were hoping for when the Crusaders fell to the Upper Cape Tech Rams 27-20 in football action on Sept. 29. It was a game that started with promise when the Crusaders, on the strength of Zach Higgins and Archer Estinvil, took a 14-7 lead after the first quarter, with Higgins opening the game with a nine-yard score that followed a d...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders had the fire but lacked the unity needed to overcome the Tri-County Cougars on Saturday, falling in their home opener 21-6 as tensions rose on and off the field. Weather-wise it was a perfect afternoon for football, but not for the Crusaders, who struggled to make connections in game play and among teammates. The Cougars marched determinedly downfield en route to a first quart...

HARWICH – The social media buzz was humming in the days leading up to Monomoy football's home opener Sept. 7 against Cape Tech, with fans from both camps boasting of potential victory. But after a short-lived bumpy start, Monomoy made it clear which was the team to watch as they battled to a 30-12 victory, Monomoy's first official win under new head coach Larry Souza. For the majority of the first quarter, how...

HARWICH – Larry Souza is well aware of the revolving-door situation regarding head coaches and Monomoy football. He's been on the sidelines with three different coaches in as many seasons, which is why, as the program's fifth head coach since its inception, Souza is planning on sticking around for a good while. Football has been in Souza's blood for ages, his passion blooming when he first laced up cleats as a...

KINGSTON ─ Scoring in a football game is about being in the right place at the right time, and the Monomoy football team capitalized on that in a chilly Thanksgiving thriller that saw the Sharks triumph against the Sacred Heart Saints 32-7 on the road. Connor Santoni got the scoring started for the visitors, putting himself in perfect position for a nice pass from quarterback Isaac Hart before racing 40 yard...

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy football team has done it again. With their resounding 28-0 shutout of Mayflower Small champion Old Colony on Nov. 3, the 2017 squad has become the winningest in Monomoy history by earning a new record of 6-3 overall, surpassing their 2016 predecessors (5-5). “It was great to be able to bounce back and show what kind of team we really are,” said Monomoy head coach Brandon Perry, refe...

Cape Tech Falls To Randolph In Non-playoff Action

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After a big win the previous week that saw Cape Tech quarterback Anthony Armenti throw three touchdown passes, the Crusaders struggled mightily against Randolph in spite of determined defensive efforts, falling 28-6 in non-playoff action on Nov. 4. Though the Blue Devils were held to just one first-half score thanks to the Crusaders' solid defense, the visiting Randolph team broke through the maroo...

Sharks Show Grit In First-ever Post-season Game

By: Kat Szmit

NANTUCKET ─ When the Monomoy football team headed across the waters to face Nantucket in the Sharks' first-ever post-season game, they knew it would be a tough one, and it was. But even as the Whalers ran up the score en route to another lopsided victory (61-12) Monomoy did its best to stay in the game, earning a pair of late-game touchdowns before leaving with heads held high. The Div. 7 quarterfinals marked ...

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. Betwee...

HARWICH ─ It was a huge homecoming and a lucky Friday the 13 th for the Monomoy football team on Oct. 13 when the Sharks held on to defeat the Sacred Heart Saints 14-8, giving the program its first tournament berth in school history. “It feels good, extremely exciting, and it was a great team win,” said head coach Brandon Perry. “I think that was the first time this season that we've played four quarters, a...

South Shore Outlasts Solid Cape Tech Effort

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After Cape Tech opened their Oct. 7 game against South Shore Voke with a first-possession touchdown, fans were looking forward to a thrilling home game. They got an exciting game, but not quite what they were hoping for when the Crusaders fell 30-24 in spite of some serious spunk. Jermaine Rivera scored the first TD for the home team after a tenacious drive down the field, with Marcus Aylmer cappin...