Topics: Football

CHATHAM – For Chatham resident and D-Y senior Mark Pawlina, football has been a lifelong passion. Recently, that passion gave a little something back when the Dolphin quarterback received a letter announcing that he’d been selected as one of just 33 student-athletes to be honored by the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. It was an award Pawlina might have seen comin...

HARWICH – It was wet. It was windy. And when the final buzzer sounded signaling the end of Cape Tech's Thanksgiving Day game against Upper Cape Tech, the game belonged to the visiting Rams, who claimed the Golden Wrench trophy with a commanding 30-0 victory. The weather was definitely a factor in the outing, with winds topping out at more than 20 mph at times and intermittent showers occasionally falling almos...

HARWICH – Although it's been a week since the Monomoy Sharks defeated the St. John Paul II Lions 19-6 in their second Thanksgiving game, it's likely that senior Zach Parker is still smiling, and with good reason: it was Parker's 65-yard touchdown that ignited the spark leading the Sharks to victory. “They did a great job,” said head coach Larry Souza. “I think we finally played the way we knew we could play al...

PLYMOUTH – The stellar 2019 season of the Nauset football team came to an end on Friday night when the Warriors fell to the Plymouth South Panthers 35-14 in the Div. 4 South semifinals. For a good while it looked as though the visiting Warriors would prevail. After falling behind 7-0 when the Panthers hopped onto the scoreboard in their opening possession, Nauset battled back, with senior quarterback Bobby Joy...

HARWICH – It wasn't the way Monomoy wanted their homecoming game to go, but when all was said and done, one touchdown was all the Sharks could muster against Martha's Vineyard, as the Vineyarders claimed a 36-8 win on Oct. 18. The visiting Vineyarders kicked off the scoring in the first quarter when Hunter Meader hopped the ball in from four yards out after the team marched the ball downfield, though Monomoy w...

NANTUCKET – When it comes to Monomoy's Oct. 12 football game against Nantucket, it's debatable on which was worse—the choppy, stomach-churning boat ride over or the game itself, which saw the Sharks fall 41-0 in Cape and Islands League Lighthouse action on a damp, blustery Saturday evening. While the Whalers celebrated a homecoming victory, their second win of the season, Monomoy was thwarted at every turn tha...

HARWICH – There's a saying that Saturdays are for the boys, but Oct. 5 didn't prove to be a promising Saturday for the Cape Tech football team, which fell 45-8 to South Shore Vocational. With team numbers greatly diminished due to injuries and other issues, the Crusaders were no match for the sizable Vikings in spite of some decent passing and ground play during a decidedly chippy game. It took Cape Tech un...

Nauset Football Shuts Out Monomoy In 42-0 Rout

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – When the Nauset Warriors faced the Monomoy Sharks in football action on Sept. 20, some might have called their 42-0 victory the Bobby Joy show. They wouldn't necessarily have been wrong, as Joy was in top form throughout the contest, but he had a more little help in the win. After the Sharks failed to move the ball into scoring position during the opening possession, Joy scored the first touchdown of...

Monomoy Outlasts Cape Tech In 16-6 Overtime Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – It wasn't pretty, but the Sharks got it done, defeating crosstown rival Cape Cod Tech 16-6 in overtime on Sept. 14 for the football team's first win of the 2019 season. With the game tied at 6-6 as the final whistle blew, Monomoy won the overtime toss, with the Sharks kicking off the two-minute OT quarter on Cape Tech's 20-yard line. As quarterback Noah Concordia fired a pass into the end zone, Elija...

HARWICH – When Cape Tech quarterback Robin Crawford was being taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering an injury at the start of the fourth quarter of the Crusaders Sept. 7 game against Bristol-Plymouth, he had one request for his team: “You gotta win this one, boys!” Win it they did, coming away with a 30-28 victory in their 2019 home opener, and what a roller-coaster ride it was. “It was a wild gam...

Monomoy Football Falls To Carver In Season Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Monomoy senior captain Elijah Beasley scored the lone touchdown for the Sharks in a tough, rain-soaked 25-6 home-opening loss to Carver on Sept. 6. Before being taken out of the game with a minor injury, Beasley returned a kickoff 98 yards for an exciting touchdown in the first quarter, but it was the Crusaders that prevailed in Monomoy's first game of the 2019 season. Beasley's score came after t...

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks gave it everything they had in a freezing cold Thanksgiving Day game against the St. John Paul II Lions, but in the end, in spite of a stellar performance, it was the visitors who came away with a 12-6 win. The game marked the first time the two teams played each other on Thanksgiving Day. In years prior, the Sharks battled the Sacred Heart Saints. But when the Saints weren't able ...

HARWICH – The eight seniors representing the Cape Tech football team stood just outside The Hidden Cove Restaurant, staring down the long hallway at the entry doors. It was obvious they were awaiting guests, but just who they were waiting for might come as a surprise. For years, as part of the annual tradition of Thanksgiving Day football between Cape Tech in Harwich and Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, the school w...

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...