Here’s a look at SouthCoast’s high school football teams on Thursday:
GNB LOS-TECH 24, DIMAN 7
The Bears defended themselves and defeated the visiting Bengals on Thanksgiving Day. A pair of sixes of spades from Isander Algarin and Nasir Cox accounted for two of three Voc-Tech touchdowns in the game.
The completion of a 50-yard pass from Nick Boucher to Justin Andrade resulted in a four-yard touchdown by senior running back Joseph Brightman.
Connor McManus made a 37-yard field goal and also dropped all three PATs.
“The guys have been hard at work all year and keep learning,” said GNB Voc-Tech Head Coach Justin Cruz. “It paid off for them winning three of our last four games. Our team had no experience at the start of the year and with good guidance our young guys continued to learn and play quickly.
“Today was a good day for our seniors and it was a good way to pass the baton to the next group of kids.”
The Bears finished the year with a 4-7 record.
BISHOP FIKHAN 48, BISHOP STANG 8
Shamrock finished the Catholic Central League championship thanks to five touchdowns by Nikolai Yanchuk.
“Bishop Feehan had a strong ground game and it was hard for us to slow down,” said Bishop Stang’s head coach Dennis Golden. “The credit goes to them because they are a very, very good team. Nick Yanchuk stands out from behind and they block him well.”
The Spartans were left without Michael Golden, Dominic Cavallo and Wyatt Bergeron.
Luca Chincotta had 10 carries for 42 yards, including one touchdown and one two-point conversion.
Aiden Cardoza dribbled hard, finishing with 15 carries for 55 yards, while Tyrone Gomez led the offense with 91 yards for 15 carries.
Jackson Tingley Prince recently moved from cornerback to freeback and assisted Stang throughout the game.
“Jackson was the main threat at the receiver, he changed positions to secondary ones, he answered punts and kickoffs, and in the absence of Golden, he fell for a long time,” coach Golden said. “We cannot demand more all-round effort than Jackson gave us. He’s a great coach and would be a great assistant and a great teammate for someone in college football or college baseball.”
Twins Bishop Stang, Alec and Jack Gagnon, played their last snaps for the Spartans as outside linebacker and shooting guard, respectively. Both achieved great success during their time at Stang. They are the younger brothers of Noah and Aiden, former starters and captains. Michael Golden is the younger brother of Sam and Matt Golden, who both played for the Spartans. Senior wide receiver Hannah Ramalo played Thursday morning, and she is the stepdaughter of Brian Correia, Bishop of the Stang Class of 1982, and a football alumnus. Center attacker and defender Collin McCarthy continued his brilliant performance throughout the season. His father, Brian, played for coach Jim Lanagan’s teams in the 1990s.
It was also the last game for Cincotta, Gomez, Colin Peterson, Tingley Prince, Aiden Cardoza, Will Handren and Caden Plante.
“They were a great group to work with and it was a pleasure to train with them every day on the driving range,” Golden said of his senior class. “Today was a difficult result, but we like the effort they put in.”
The Spartans finished with an overall record of 4-7 and 2-5 in the CCL.
BORN 50, WERHAM 20
Despite a big play by quarterback Elijah Carrion, the Vikings suffered their fourth loss in a row.
Carrión had a hand in all three of Wareham’s touchdowns, scoring Jace Travers and Halloran. These were Carrión’s sixth and seventh touchdowns of the season.
He also ran quarterback to score one more time.
Carrion also connected with Halloran in a two-point conversion.
“He was good,” said Wareham head coach Fran Kass, noting that the team’s top scorer, junior Ajay Lopez, was out with a sprained ankle in Game 2. “Without him, we’re done.”
The Vikings finished the season with an overall record of 2-7.
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