OC Football Wins Nail Biter in Postseason Opener

                  Upper Cape gave Old Colony a tough matchup when the two teams met up in the regular season, but the Cougars were able to mount a second-half comeback and win 23-16.

                  The two met up again in the opening round of the Division 8 South Sectional tournament and No. 7 Upper Cape put up another tough fight, but the second-seeded Cougars found a way to win again and advance to the semi-finals following with the 22-21 finish.

                  Blake Dennison continued his strong play from the regular season, rushing for over 150 yards against Upper Cape. The Old Colony running back rushed 26 times en route to a 163-yard performance (6.3 yards per carry). He also scored two of Old Colony’s three touchdowns and pounded in two, two-point conversions, both of which were crucial in what wound up being a one-point game.

                  Thomas Stanton kept his touchdown streak alive. His lone score came with 1:50 left in the game and the Cougars down 21-14. Stanton was second on the team in rushing. He accrued 56 yards on 12 carries.

                  Matt Bumpus also ran for 45 yards, doing so on six carries.

                  Old Colony (7-1) hosts another familiar rival in the semi-finals: No. 3 South Shore. The Vikings defeated No. 6 Blue Hills 42-36 in double overtime in the first round.

                  South Shore is the only team that’s been able to get the best of Old Colony all season. The two met in the last game of the regular season. The Vikings got the better of the Cougars in that matchup, winning 14-13.

                  Old Colony volleyball’s impressive 2019 season came to an abrupt end in the first round of the Division 3 South Sectional tournament after the Cougars had just lost the Vocational tournament finals 3-2 to South Shore.

                  Twelfth-seeded Fairhaven (12-9) swept the fifth-seeded Cougars 3-0 in the South Sectional tournament. The Blue Devils won the first set, 25-11, the second 25-16 and the third 25-19.

                  The Cougars finish 2019 (17-6).

                  Old Colony graduates Kat KirbyJordyn DexterHope BagnellMolly Kankowski, and Lauryn Macomber. Kirby led the Cougars with 171 kills and Dexter led in assists (172), aces (113) and service points (218).

                  “I could not be happier with the team this season,” Old Colony coach Heather Darcy said. “[Not only] on the court and [with] their success, but off the court with positive attitudes [toward] each other.”

                  Old Colony boys soccer entered the Division 4 South Sectional tournament as the 16th seed. Unfortunately for the Cougars, No. 17 Nantucket came ready and pushed_AO past the Cougars, 6-0.

                  Old Colony finished the season 9-10.

Old Rochester Regional

                  Although No. 4 Old Rochester Regional football went into the Division 6 South Sectional opening round matchup with No. 5 Apponequet, the Lakers (5-3) were the lone team to hand the Bulldogs (7-1) a loss in the regular season. All that matters for ORR: history didn’t repeat itself.

                  The Bulldogs advanced to the semi-finals with a 35-17 win. They will play No. 8 Norwell (5-3), who upset top-seeded Cardinal Spellman (6-1) 14-7.

                  Ryon Thomas led the Bulldogs with three touchdowns, all coming through the air. He also threw for 141 yards on 5-for-9 passing. Two touchdown passes went to Thomas Durocher and the other went to Dylan Thomas.

                  Jackson Cote rushed for 105 yards on 21 carries, but Cam Brezinski and Dylan DeWolfe were the two who rushed for scores.

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