On every sports team, there are always one or two standout players who help lead the team to dominance. Some teams, like football and track, are questionable in who their star is. The ORR golf team is not one of those teams.
The clear standout this year is senior Andrew Augustine, whose impressive performances last year advanced him to the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Golf Championship. This year, Augustine has once again put up great scores on the golf course, leading his team to a promising 6-3 start.
His latest success was at the Pawtucket Country Club, where he shot a 37 on a par 35 course to help beat Seekonk. Senior teammates Ben Coucci and Cam Severino also played well, shooting a 39 and a 43, respectively. From there, Jackson Mitchell (46), Jared Nye (47), and Riley Sherman (49) each contributed to the 112 to 105 win over the Warriors.
The golf team was one of the few teams to provide a win for ORR in a tough week of losses for all sports. The football team lost 27-10 against Fairhaven in a rainy Friday night game. The Blue Devils got off to an early start, scoring 21 points in the first half, and the Bulldogs could never catch up. The one bright spot in the dismal game was junior Richie Phillips, who had a 99-yard run after picking up a Fairhaven fumble on a two-point conversion. Junior Colin Knapton provided a key block on the run that put the Bulldogs on the board. Phillips then provided the only touchdown for ORR on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter. ORR, whose record stands at 3-1, faces Case at home on Friday, October 5 at 4:30 pm.
Another bright spot in a disappointing week was the girls’ field hockey win over Seekonk. Abby Offringa scored two goals, and sophomore Alexa Francis and senior Ally Saccone also chipped in with a goal apiece to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 4-0 shutout. The highly anticipated game between Apponequet and ORR to determine the SCC field hockey champions was postponed to a later date due to bad weather.
By Michael Kassabian