Red Raiders Defeat Everett In Battle Of Two Top Seeded Teams
This news site has, for a long time, trumpeted Cape Cod and the South Shore as the heart of the state's football prowess. You used to be able to make the argument that I did so because I'm a very biased Cape Cod sportswriter who sort of knows where his bread is buttered.... before yesterday!
#2 Barnstable defeated #1 Everett Friday night in a double overtime thriller, 13-7. The win most likely secures the #1 overall ranking in the state of Massachusetts (and quite possibly New England) for the Red Raiders, unless someone in Duxbury loosened up the purse strings and signed Ndamukong Suh or somebody.
Everett scored first, and held the lead for 3 quarters, Dylan "Phillip" Morris and Nick "Mister" Peabody hooked up for a touchdown to force a pair of overtimes. In the second overtime, the Morris/Peabody connection again hit the end zone, and someone whose name I should know but don't scored an interception to seal the win.
Barnstable should hold the #1 ranking for the rest of the year. Their only other dangerous game is against ranked Bridgewater-Raynham, and B-R has already been tuned up by new #2 Duxbury. If B-R can knock off the Red Raiders (and if Duxbury doesn't lose this season), that would put Duxbury atop the state.
So, let's all tip our caps to Barnstable, who are doing Cape Cod proud! Big ups to Coach Whidden, too!
In other games....
Dennis-Yarmouth 28, Falmouth 7
Sandwich 35, Plymouth North 20
Fairhaven 28, OR 10
Abington 20, Cohasset 10
Hull 20, Carver 17
Hingham 7, Plymouth South 0
King Phillip 20, Dartmouth 6
Martha's Vineyard 41, Randolph 8
Pembroke 19, Whitman Hanson 3
Quincy 34, Durfee 6
Scituate 14, Triton 12
Bourne 26, Case 8
Mashpee 20, East Bridgewater 14
Rockland 7, Norwell 0
A-B 41, Marsh Vegas 16
B-R 42, New Bedford 14
#3 Duxbury 28, Middleborough 0
Malden Catholic 26, Silver Lake 12
Millis/Hopedale 33, Nantucket 7
Mystic Valley 42, Monomoy 12
Nauset 20, Cardinal Spellman 14
North Shore, 36, Cape Cod Tech 6
Somerset Berkley 35, Wareham 14
Sharon 21, Taunton 20
Upper Cape 14, Diman 13
I'd write more about each of these games, but I'm as sick as a dog. I'm proud of each and every one of you, however!