Old Colony football almost saw its unbeaten season slip away. But “almost” doesn’t count in football.
For the first time all season, the Cougars allowed a team to score twice in a half, with Upper Cape scoring 16 in the first half of Saturday’s matchup. Old Colony’s defense adjusted and stood strong in the second half, while the offense woke up and bullied the Cougars toward a 23-16 win.
As has been the case for the entire 2019 season, Old Colony’s offense was led by Blake Dennison and Thomas Stanton.
Stanton continued his touchdown streak, scoring one against Upper Cape. Has scored in each of the Cougars’ six wins on the year. He also rushed for 46 yards on seven carries.
Although Stanton continues to perform on the offensive end and was the team’s dominant back at the start of the season, Dennison has developed into the team’s primary back over the last few weeks. And although Dennison wasn’t able to eclipse the century mark against Upper Cape, he scored twice and pounded his way to 96 yards on 16 carries (six yards per carry).
His performance on Saturday was the first in which he didn’t run for 100 yards since Old Colony’s second win of the season, when the Cougars knocked off Keefe Tech 6-0.
Old Colony volleyball continues to dominate the opposition, now having won five consecutive games, securing a Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Vocational Division title in the process.
Blue Hills was the latest opponent the Cougars were able to knock off, winning in four sets. Old Colony took the first set 25-18, the third 25-22 and fourth 25-20. The lone exception was a 26-24 loss in the second set.
Kat Kirby had 10 kills in the wing, building off her six kills in the 3-1 win over Tri-County. She also had six kills in the 3-0 sweep of Upper Cape.
Hope Bagnell served well, logging seven aces in win No. 15 for the Cougars.
Old Rochester Regional
Old Rochester Regional football managed to survive a high-scoring affair against non-conference opponent Nauset, improving to 5-1 with the 34-26 win.
More importantly, the Bulldogs’ 4-1 South Coast Conference record proved to be enough for SCC Large co-champions honors with Somerset Berkley.
In the win over Nauset, ORR saw two players finish with over 100 yards rushing apiece. Jackson Cote was dominant against the Warriors, finishing with 161 yards. He also scored twice. Ryon Thomas ran for 104 yards and also scored a touchdown. Thomas also had a passing touchdown, connecting with Tommy Desrosiers for a 20-yard score.
Cam Brezinski finished and scored a touchdown on the ground as well, running for 63 yards in the win.
Tabor Academy girls soccer now sits at 7-4 after a tough 3-1 loss to Buckingham Browne and Nichols and a 6-0 win over St. George’s School.
Jaydah Bedoya scored the lone goal for the Seawolves in the loss. She also had a goal, as well as an assist, in the big win over St. George’s.
Brooke Ingemi led Tabor with two goals against St. George, while Jess Almeida, Bella Garces, and Claudia Rogers each scored one.
High School Sports Update
By Nick Friar