Here’s a look at Thursday’s high school action for SouthCoast football teams:
GNB VOC-TECH 24, DIMAN 7
The Bears rode their defense to a Thanksgiving Day win over the visiting Bengals. A pair of pick sixes from Isander Algarin and Nasir Cox accounted for two of Voc-Tech’s three touchdowns in the game.
A 50-yard pass completion by Nick Boucher to Justin Andrade set up a 4-yard touchdown run by senior running back Joseph Brightman.
Connor McManus hit a 37-yard field goal and knocked down all three PATs.
“The guys have worked hard in training all year and kept learning,” said GNB Voc-Tech head coach Justin Cruz. “It paid off that they won three of our last four games. Our team was inexperienced at the start of the year and with good leadership from management our young players continued to learn and play quickly.
“Today was a good day for our seniors and a good way to pass the torch to the next group of guys.”
The Bears ended the year with a record of 4-7.
BISHOP FEEHAN 48, BISHOP STANG 8
Nicholas Yanchuk’s five touchdowns earned the Shamrock the Catholic Central League championship.
“Bishop Feehan showed great groundplay and we found it difficult to slow down,” said Bishop Stang head coach Dennis Golden. “They deserve credit as they are a very, very good team. Nick Yanchuk excels in traffic and they make great blocks for him.”
The Spartans were without Michael Golden, Dominic Cavallo and Wyatt Bergeron.
Luca Cincottta had 10 carries for 42 yards, including a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
Aiden Cardoza ran the ball hard and finished with 15 carries for 55 yards while Tyrone Gomes led the offense with 91 yards and 15 carries.
Jackson Tingley Prince recently switched from cornerback to free safety on defense and was a crucial factor for Stang throughout the game.
“Jackson was the main threat at receiver, he switched positions in second position, he returned punts and kickoffs, and he snapped long after Golden’s absence,” Coach Golden said. “We can’t ask for more all-around performance than Jackson gave us. He’s wonderful to coach and he’ll be a great contribution and a great teammate for someone in college football or college baseball.”
Bishop Stang’s twins, Alec and Jack Gagnon, played their last snaps for the Spartans as outside linebacker and offensive guard, respectively. Both have made great strides during their time at Stang. They are the younger brothers of Noah and Aiden, both former two-way starters and captains. Michael Golden is the younger brother of Sam and Matt Golden, who both played for the Spartans. Senior receiver Hannah Ramalo played Thursday morning, and she’s the stepdaughter of Brian Correia, Bishop Stang Class of 1982, and a football alum. Offensive center and defensive lineman Collin McCarthy continued his stellar play throughout the season. His father Bryan played for coach Jim Lanagan’s teams in the 1990s.
It was also the last game for Cincotta, Gomes, Colin Peterson, Tingley Prince, Aiden Cardoza, Will Handren and Caden Plante.
“They were a great group to work with and a pleasure to train them on the practice field every day,” Golden said of his senior year. “Today was a tough result but we love the effort they put in all the way.”
The Spartans finished the CCL with an overall record of 4-7 and 2-5.
BOURNE 50, WAREHAM 20
Despite a big play from quarterback Elijah Carrion, the Vikings suffered their fourth straight loss.
Carrion was involved in all three of Wareham’s touchdowns, scoring for both Jayce Travers and Halloran. It was Carrion’s sixth and seventh touchdown passes of the season.
He also ran in a quarterback sneak for another score.
Aas also connected with Halloran in a two-point conversion.
“He was good,” said Wareham head coach Fran Cass, noting that the team’s top scorer, Junior Ajay Lopes, was eliminated in the second game with a sprained ankle. “Without him we are finished.”
The Vikings ended the season 2-7 overall.
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