A wild Homecoming football game resulted in a 46-45 victory for the Bulldogs, who have now won two in a row. Meanwhile, the volleyball team earned a playoff spot with a win over Apponequet on Friday night. Note that both Cross Country teams had a bye week prior to the SCC Championship.
Football: Coming off last week’s 41-13 beating of Wareham, much was expected of the Bulldogs in their Homecoming battle against Seekonk. This week’s game wasn’t as one-sided, and it featured tons of big plays and offensive action. At one point early in the second quarter, the Bulldogs were trailing 21-6, but they came back to tie the game at 27 before halftime. Each team scored one touchdown in the third, and the game was tied at 33 heading into the fourth. It was a touchdown run by sophomore running back Harry Smith that separated the two teams, and led to a 46-45 victory as the defense made a crucial stop to hold the lead with the clock running out. The trifecta of Smith, junior tight end Grant Reuter, and junior quarterback Cam Hamilton was the key ingredient in the win. Smith ran 10 times for 142 yards and three TDs, while Hamilton was 5-8 passing for 189 yards and three scores. He added a 41-yard touchdown run, which was the game’s first score, and ran for 53 more yards and another touchdown. Reuter caught three of Hamilton’s passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. After the thrilling victory, the boys stay at home to take on Case on Friday.
Boys’ Soccer: Starting off at Wareham on Monday, the boys engineered a 9-0 rout. Sophomore Ben LaFrance had a hat trick, while senior Shane Desousa added two goals. While their female counterparts were on the road, the boys were at home to face the powerful GNB Voc-Tech Bears on Wednesday. They were defeated 3-0, as Voc remained undefeated in the SCC. Friday, the Bulldogs looked to redeem themselves and generate some more offense in a road contest against Apponequet, but fell short 2-1. This week, the boys face Apponequet again and will also play Case.
Girls’ Soccer: After a tough week, Girls’ Soccer looked for redemption with three contests in five days. First up was Wareham at home, a game that resulted in a blowout 6-0 victory. Sophomore Ava Ciffolillo and senior Serena Jaskolka each scored, and seniors Amy Bichajian and Sarah Beaulieu had two goals apiece. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak and sealed a postseason berth on Senior Night. On Wednesday at GNB Voc-Tech, the girls dropped a 3-1 decision. Freshman Maddie Demanche scored on an assist from sophomore Leah Przybyszewski. On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs took on Apponequet and lost 1-0. The girls have three important games this week: Case, New Bedford High, and a rematch against Apponequet.
Volleyball: Looking to get back on the right track, the girls played Wareham at home on Monday where they won on three consecutive sets: 25-21, 25-13, and 25-8. The game was played in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the team’s success was driven by senior captain Hayli Marshall (seven kills, six aces) and fellow senior Olivia Bellefeuille (nine aces). The girls traveled to play GNB Voc-Tech on Wednesday, where they lost three sets to one. On Friday night facing Apponequet at home, the girls tasted sweet success as they made their way to the playoffs by winning on consecutive sets: 29-27, 25-17, and 25-11. Senior Michaelah Nunes had 19 assists and seven digs, while Zoe Smith, also a senior, added seven kills and three aces. Volleyball will warm up for the postseason with three games this week, two of which are non-conference.
Golf: After a second place finish at the SCC Championship, the Golf team looked to dominate at the State Sectionals in Dennis on Monday. However, their season came to an end as they finished in third place at the event, shooting a combined score of 330. The team was led by sophomores Collin Fitzpatrick and Jason Gamache, who each shot an 80, and senior captain Jared Nye, who finished his golf career by shooting an 85. Nevertheless, it was a terrific season for the Bulldogs, as they came within a stroke of winning the SCC Championship, and of course, were undefeated in their conference this year and suffered only a sole non-conference loss to Dartmouth High. The team’s youth movement, led by sophomores Fitzpatrick, Jacob Yeomans, and Gamache, and freshman Alex Henrie, indicates that this team will be a force to be reckoned with in future seasons.
Field Hockey: The Lady Bulldogs started their busy week on Monday against Bourne at home, where they recorded a 2-0 victory. The goals were supplied by senior Morgan Middleton (on Senior Night, no less) and junior Alexis Parker. Staying at home on Wednesday against Apponequet, the girls locked into a close battle that resulted in a 1-1 tie, as Parker scored the only goal. On Friday at Case, Parker continued her strong week by scoring two goals in a 4-1 win. Sophomore Sophie Hubbard also had two, and assists came from sophomores Arissa Francis and Ali Hulsebosch as the Lady Bulldogs’ youth movement continued to pay off. On Saturday at home against non-conference Somerset-Berkeley, the team suffered a 1-0 loss. The girls are at Case on Thursday, and then face off against non-conference Falmouth High in a re-scheduled game this Sunday.
Below are the overall fall team records, followed by the conference records in wins, losses, and ties as of October 25.
Boys’ Cross Country: (6-1-0)(6-1-0); Girls’ Cross Country: (7-0-0)(7-0-0); Golf: (17-1-0)(16-0-0); Football: (2-5-0)(2-4-0); Volleyball: (10-8-0)(8-8-0); Field Hockey: (8-5-4)(7-2-4); Boys’ Soccer: (6-10-0)(5-7-0); Girls’ Soccer: (8-7-2)(8-5-1).
By Patrick Briand