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School football roundup

Vineyard holds off Nantucket

By Jesse Liebman
Globe Correspondent / November 21, 2010

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The Island Cup made its triumphant return yesterday, reviving a decades-long tradition that had been canceled in 2009.

This year’s edition certainly made up for the absence of last year’s game, as the grudge match between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket ended in a thrilling 33-25 win for the Vineyard.

The Vineyarders’ offense was paced by quarterback Randall Jette, who ran for 133 yards on 17 carries. Jette recorded four touchdowns, including an 85-yard kickoff return. Jette, who also splits time on defense, made five tackles as well.

Although the Vineyard never surrendered the lead after scoring on Jette’s 35-yard rush in the first quarter, the game was not secured until the last minutes of the fourth quarter. That’s when T.J. Vangerven intercepted a pass from Whalers quarterback Taylor Hughes to seal the Island Cup for the Vineyarders.

Despite the win for the Vineyard (7-3), Nantucket (7-4) still holds a 35-25-3 edge in the series.

Division 4A Mayflower (Small) Tri-County 20, Old Colony 0 — Cougars running back Tyler Kaufman had more than 150 all-purpose yards and two scores in the win.

NEPSAC Dan Rorke Bowl

Cheshire Academy 49, New Hampton 20 — The Cats’ offensive assault was led by quarterback Cody Keith who completed 30 of 45 pass attempts for 435 yards and two touchdowns.