Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

The scores and top players from the MetroWest and Milford region for Thanksgiving 2022.
ALGONQUIN 30, Westborough 7: Dylan Terra hulled in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Owen Ellsworth in the second quarter and then rushed for a 9-yard score in the fourth as the Titans (2-9) downed the Rangers (1-10). Teammate Patrick Hanlon punched in a 5-yard score in the second quarter and Sean Desmond returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown in the fourth. Algonquin kicked Alex Klein kicked a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter and went 3 for 4 on PATs. Alex Macario scampered for a 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter for Westborough.
BELLINGHAM 38, Norton 36: The Blackhawks (6-5, 4-1 TVL Small) knocked off the Lancers (1-9, 0-5 TVL Small) in a league game to close the year.
BLACKSTONE-MILLVILLE/HOPEDALE 30, Sutton 14: BMR/Hopedale (5-6, 2-1 DVC) took down Sutton (4-7, 0-3 DVC).
BLACKSTONE VALLEY TECH 48, Nipmuc 20: The Beavers (6-4) defeated the Warriors (2-9) in the battle of Pleasant Street in Upton.
DOVER-SHERBORN 28, Medfield 14: Michael Polk scored on runs of 12 and 2 yards, Ronan Richards had a 10-yard touchdown, and Brian Olson caught a 65-yard pass from quarterback Garrett Webb as the Raiders (11-1) finished their season with a crossover Tri-Valley win over the Warriors (2-9).
FRANKLIN 29, King Philip 28: Senior Luke Davis scored three touchdowns and added the winning two-point conversion catch with 2:40 to go as the Panthers (7-3, 4-1 Hockomock Kelley-Rex) clinched back-to-back league titles and consecutive wins over King Philip (9-2, 3-2 Kelley-Rex) on Thanksgiving. The Warriors will face Catholic Memorial in the Division 2 Super Bowl for the second straight year next weekend.
HOLLISTON 42, Westwood 7: Junior running back Devin Harding ran for three touchdowns and senior QB TJ Kiley threw two touchdowns to senior WR Andrew Denison (67 and 22 yards) as the Panthers (10-2, 5-0 TVL Large) earned the Tri-Valley Large title with a win over the Wolverines (6-5, 3-2 TVL Large).
HOPKINTON 32, Ashland 14: Senior wide receiver Seamus Murphy caught two touchdowns (23 and 7 yards) from classmate and quarterback Robert Litscher and ran for another (7 yards) as the Hillers (8-3) defeated the rival Clockers. Hopkinton senior Eric Touzjian returned a kickoff 70 yards for a TD at the start of the third quarter, and senior RB Joe Carrazza had an 8-yard TD run. On defense, seniors Braden Hicks, Brendan McGowan and Andrew Budden all had interceptions for Hopkinton.
For Ashland, sophomore running back Cauan Amaral had a 9-yard TD reception from senior QB Patrick Dwinnells and junior wide receiver Jerry Judge had a 42-yard TD reception from Dwinnells.
For postgame awards, Murphy was named Hopkinton’s offensive MVP, Evan Vanbeek its defensive MVP and Hicks the unsung hero. For Ashland, Liam Fleming was defensive MVP, Dwinnells the offensive MVP and Jeffrey Britt the unsung hero.
KEEFE TECH 18, Minuteman 16: The Broncos (2-8) defeated Minuteman at Framingham State.
LINCOLN-SUDBURY 32, Newton South 12: Lincoln-Sudbury (7-4, 2-1 DCL) scored 25 fourth-quarter points on its way to a 32-12 win over Newton South (5-6).  Junior running back Darius Braithwaite (14 carries 100 yards) started the scoring for the Warriors in the first half with a 63-yard TD run.  Junior quarterback Cooper Tarantino (12 carries 80 yards) had two fourth-quarter rushing scores to give L-S the lead, and junior defensive end Peter Abair had a 14-yard interception return in the final frame as well.  Junior Marcus capped the scoring with a 27-yard field goal. L-S also got key contributions on defense from junior cornerback Eric Siegal, who had an interception and fumble recovery, and junior linebacker Calvin Pendergast, who forced a fumble. 
MARLBOROUGH 32, Hudson 16: The Panthers (8-3) took down the rival Hawks (9-2) for the 12th straight time in their annual clash.
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MAYNARD/AMSA 48, West Boylston 13: Patrick Andrews ran for a 12-yard score, caught a 14-yard touchdown and earned offensive MVP honors as the Tigers (8-3) toppled the Lions (10-2). Maynard’s Dylan Gallo completed 14 of 18 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns. Linebacker Lucas Cail collected 3 sacks and was named defensive MVP. Connor Rice (6 yards) and Stephen Simpson (3 yards) each had rushing touchdowns for West Boylston, which will play in the Division 7 Super Bowl at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 2 at Gillette Stadium.
MILFORD 38, Taunton 28: The Scarlet Hawks (10-2, 4-1 Hockomock Kelley-Rex) defeated the host Tigers (6-5, 1-4 Kelley-Rex) to claim a share of their first league title since joining the Hockomock.
More:Taunton football falls to late Milford rally in back-and-forth Thanksgiving showdown
MILLIS 34, Medway 20: Senior running back Adrian Heredia was the game MVP, running for 101 yards and two TDs on 17 carries as Millis (6-5) defeated Medfield. Senior linebacker Dom Diaz had an interception return for a TD and classmate and linebacker TJ Daniel also had an interception return for a TD.
NATICK 49, Framingham 13: Quarterback Drew George threw a 56-yard touchdown to Drew Waldron on a trick play in the second quarter as the Redhawks (6-5) toppled the Flyers (1-10) to take the Elks Trophy in the 118th edition of the rivalry.
More:‘Turkey always taste better when you win:’ Natick football beats Framingham on Thanksgiving
WELLESLEY 24, Needham 17: Jakob Parker scored a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, Max Poirier leapt in for a 4-yard score and Tyler Yen caught a 20-yard TD pass from Vincent Ferrara as the Raiders (8-3) defeated rival Needham (5-6).
WESTON 27, Wayland 14: The host Wildcats (7-3) upended the rival Warriors (1-10).
NORTH MIDDLESEX 55, Assabet 28: The Aztecs (4-7) fell to the Patriots (6-5) to finish the fall.
OLD COLONY 30, Tri-County 0: The Cougars (2-8) fell to Old Colony (10-2) to close the season.


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