High School Sports Roundup: Redmen Romp Past Lawrence, Rams Fall
Sep 11, 2018 11:57AM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Photo by Kayleigh-Ann Nagle
Tewksbury 34, Lawrence 6
If the Tewksbury High football team played all its games under the light, it might never lose again.
The Redmen opened their 2018 campaign, Friday night at Doucette Field, with a 34-6 romp over Lawrence High. It was the third time Tewksbury has used portable lighting to play a night game at Doucette (first season-opener) and the Redmen are a perfect 3-0.
Senior quarterback Jay Connolly sparked the Tewksbury offense, throwing for 224 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 8 of 12 passing. Shane Aylward hauled in four of those passes for 187 receiving yards and a score.
Kyle Zervas had a big game, rushing for two touchdowns and catching a TD pass.
Tewksbury settled matters early, jumping out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter and building the lead to 21-0 by intermission.
Kyle Derrigo capped the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run.
The Tewksbury defense recorded three sacks and a fumble recovery.
Wilmington 10, Shawsheen Tech 7
Andrew Sullivan scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lift Wilmington past Shawsheen Tech, 10-7, in the season-opener for both teams.
Shawsheen Tech jumped in front in the first quarter on an 83-yard touchdown pass from CJ Zemetres to Conor Rich.
Adam Bishop kicked a 31-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7-3 at halftime.
Auburn 3, Tewksbury 2
Tewksbury rallied back from a 2-0 deficit at halftime but fell to host Auburn, 3-2.
Shelly Hinkle and Ryan Quinn had the goals for the Redmen.
Tewksbury 16.5, Methuen 3.5
Tewksbury came roaring out of the gate with a convincing win over Methuen, 16.5-3.5, at Trull Brook GC.
Tewksbury got individual wins from Cam Grace (5&4), Kyle Lombardo (2&1), Mike Polimeno (4&2), Anthony Pecci (4&2), Campbell Pierce (2-Up) and Garrett Kingston (2&1).
Four ball winners were Grace and Lombardo (3&1), and Pierce and Kingston (2&1).
Shawsheen Tech def. Northeast
Cam LeRoux was the medalist at Patriot Golf Course in Bedford with a 43 for Shawsheen (2-0).
Steve O'Connor carded a 44 and Connor Treble shot a 45 for the Rams.
Tewksbury 3, Andover 0
The Redmen opened the season with an impressive 3-0 win over league rival Andover.
Junior Liam Cafferty had 7 saves to record the shutout. He made several outstanding saves in the first half, with the game tied, 0-0.
Mike Dell'Orfano (from Nabil Barkallah), Zach Lalonde and Josh Kuffoh each scored second-half goals for the Redmen. It was the first varsity goals for Lalonde and Kuffoh.
Shawsheen Tech 1, Gr. Lowell 0
Senior Jared Rizzo scored on a long blast, lifting the Rams past the Gryphons. Elias Flaounas had the assist. Senior Mike Reppucci earned the shutout in net.
Tewksbury 3, Woburn 1
The Redmen opened their season with a solid win over Woburn. Set scores were 25-20, 24-26, 25-17, 25-17.
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