Vikings end on a high
A week ago, East Bridgewater saw its chance for the South Shore League title drift away in an 18-15 loss to Mashpee.
The defeat put the Vikings out of playoff contention, but it didn’t stop East Bridgewater from wanting to put an exclamation point on a turnaround season. That punctuation came yesterday, as East Bridgewater handed host Rockland its first loss, 20-16.
The win gave the Vikings a 9-2 record (5-2 in conference), a big improvement from 3-8 a year ago.
Casey DeAndrade was the star, as he has been all year. The junior speedster scored his 21st and 22d touchdowns, and when starting quarterback Timmy O’Brien went out with an injury in the second half, Vikings coach Shawn Tarpey put the ball in DeAndrade’s hands.
The playmaker didn’t disappoint, completing a 27-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Witcher in the third quarter, and the Vikings held on.
Rockland (10-1) gets a few days to recover before taking on Holliston Tuesday in the first round of the Division 3A playoffs.
Division 3A Cape Ann Small
Newburyport 26, Amesbury 0 — Ryan O’Connor was 7 of 11 for 141 yards, and rushed for 77 yards and two scores.
Hamilton-Wenham 20, Ipswich 8 — The playoff-bound Generals got a pair of touchdown passes from Dylan Keith and an 83-yard TD run from Trevor Lyons.
Lynnfield 21, North Reading 6 — North Reading jumped out to a 6-0 first-quarter lead after Nicholas Rosano scored from the 1-yard line, but Gino Cohee threw three TD passes to rally Lynnfield.
Catholic Central Large
Austin Prep 38, Bishop Fenwick 8 — Led by 150 yards rushing from Adam Fraser (two TDs) and 132 from Joe Diaz (three TDs), the Cougars totaled 365 yards on the ground. Fenwick quarterback Bret Kidik threw his 23d touchdown pass of the season.
Cohasset 36, Hull 12 — Jeff Cavanaro passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to pace the Skippers.
Hopkinton 41, Ashland 14 — The Hillers’ Mike Decina was 8 of 10 passing for 123 yards and three TDs.
Norton 35, Bellingham 14 — Jon Sicard had four carries for 142 yards and two scores for the Lancers.
Dover-Sherborn 14, Medfield 9 — Robert Sims accounted for two touchdowns for D-S.
Medway 49, Millis 14 — Mike Ozzella ran 16 times for 167 yards and three scores, while 171 of Joe Henry’s 221 passing yards went to Matt Forde (three TD catches).
Georgetown 10, Manchester Essex 0 — Tyler Wade pushed the Royals to victory, scoring the only points with a 20-yard rushing TD and a 22-yard field goal.
Division 4 Boston North
East Boston 28, South Boston 6 — Led by Mark Robinson (two touchdowns), the Jets amassed 250 yards rushing.
Shawsheen 35, Greater Lowell 0 — Andrew Dascoli rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown, and linebacker Devin Connearney had 10 tackles for the Rams (9-1).
Greater Lawrence 22, Whittier 8 — Greater Lawrence’s Marcos Ortiz and Christian Rivera rushed for second-half scores.
Blue Hills 36, Bristol-Plymouth 20 — Vincent Burton and Isaiah Teixeira combined for 195 yards rushing as the Warriors (10-1) earned a playoff bye.
Southeastern 28, South Shore 16 — Tyson Boone and Mike Smith scored two touchdowns apiece in the win for the Hawks.
Latin Academy 6, Charlestown 0 — Alex Guerrier scored the only touchdown on a 70-yard pass from Dylan Warfield.
Madison Park 6, O’Bryant 0 — The Boston North champions turned in a defensive gem, while getting a first-quarter score from Christopher Philyew.
Division 4A Boston South
Hyde Park 14, Burke 8 — Jessie Noel caught a pair of touchdown passes from Elijah Smith in the first half to spark Hyde Park.
Catholic Central Small
Cathedral 28, Marian 12 — David Cinelli rushed for a touchdown, caught a TD pass, and added a third score on a punt return to lead the Panthers.
St. Clement 31, Trinity Catholic 14 — Five players scored for the Anchormen in their victory over the Falcons.
West Bridgewater 42, Holbrook 26 — Andrew Drass propelled the playoff-bound Wildcats by throwing five touchdown passes.