Lowell Fends Off Masco for 3rd Straight Victory
The Lowell High School football team scored early and held off host Masconomet in rainy conditions on a muddy field to earn a 14-13 victory on Friday night in a non-playoff contest.
Masco scored with about a minute remaining in the fourth quarter to make it 14-13. The Red Raiders defense then came up big and stopped the potential game-winning two-point conversion rush by the Chieftains.
Lowell (5-5) has now won three straight heading into its annual Thanksgiving Day matchup with Haverhill.
“It was sloppy, it was ugly, but we got the win,” said Lowell head coach John Florence. “We got off to a good start, but offensively we didn’t do too well. Luckily, the defense played well.”
Brian Callery, Joey Orlando and Dave Brito all had interceptions for the Lowell defense. Rashawn Settles and Justin Villanueva also starred defensively.
The Red Raiders got all of their points in the first quarter. Aidan Foyle connected on a 54-yard touchdown pass to Brendan Tighe, who reportedly set a school record for most receiving yards (1,229) in a season, breaking the record of Keith Lynch.
Later in the frame, Villanueva added a 19-yard TD run.
Malden Cath. 13
Senior caption and placekicker Kevin Hennessey reached 100 points for his career with three extra points on the night for the Lions (2-8), who got it done on the road.
Mike Vecchione rushed for the first two Chelmsford touchdowns. The Lions led 13-7 at the half before gaining some separation. They scored the game’s final 15 points after MC cut it to 20-13.
Quarterback Chris Rabias had a 3-yard TD run and a 22-yard TD run, as well as a two-point conversion. Andy Shore also found the end zone for CHS.
Lowell Cath. 20
Keefe Tech 6
Ian Nichols had a pair of rushing touchdowns for Lowell Catholic, which improved to 3-6 with the win at Chelmsford High School.
Peter Sawyer added a touchdown pass to Declan Donaghey for LC.
After host Georgetown cut it to a 13-12 Shawsheen lead late in the first quarter, the Rams ran off the game’s final 20 points en route to improving to 4-6 on the season.
Quarterback CJ Zemetres tossed 3 touchdown passes for ST to 3 different receivers. Pat O’Leary, Josiah Martinez and Santino Garofalo each hauled in a TD. Dylan Timmons added a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs, one in the first quarter and the other late in the third quarter to put the Rams up 33-12.
It was 27-12 at the half.
The Tigers posted their fourth shutout of the season, as Keenan Haley had a sack, and Zach Souza claimed a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery.
Tyngsboro scored touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters.
The Tigers got on the board when Phil Sutherland earned a 2-yard run. Justin Huberty add the extra-point kick. Tucker Carmichael capped the scoring with a 1-yard plunge and then added the two-point rush.
Evan Robson led the rushing attack with 11 carries for 66 yards. Sutherland gained 33 yards on the ground and Carmichael ran for 25 yards. Carmichael was 3-for-3 through the air.
N. Middlesex 0
Leominster started its season 0-6, but has since won four straight after Friday night’s victory over visiting North Middlesex Regional in the teams’ penultimate game of the 2018 season at Doyle Field.
North Middlesex (2-8) will take on St. Bernard’s on Thanksgiving Eve at Nashoba Tech in Westford.
The stats told the tale, as Leominster’s first-choice offense, paced by two rushing TDs out of sophomore quarterback JC Cora, posted 248 yards of offense before they gave way with a healthy lead late in the third quarter.
Monty Tech 30
Ayer Shirley 28
T.J. Farr’s 92-yard touchdown pass to Mateo Serrano with 1:30 remaining lifted Monty Tech over the Panthers (5-5).
Jimmy Robinson had an outstanding night in defeat for Ayer Shirley with rushing touchdowns of 55, 16 and 2 yards. The Panthers led, 22-18, after three quarters.
Logan Walker caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Lucas Sargent for AS.
The Crusaders slipped to 1-9 with the loss.