Even in entrance of a 37-foot behemoth of a green wall, the major monster inside Fenway Park Wednesday night for the historic venue’s Thanksgiving football distinctive was Blackstone Valley Tech’s dominant dashing attack versus its Upton-based mostly rival.
A week soon after falling a earn quick of reaching the Div. 6 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium, Beavers (7-3) seniors Josh Mateo and Trey Howe combined for above 330 hurrying yards and 6 total touchdowns, torching Nipmuc (3-8) as portion of a 47-19 gain. That paired properly with a solid defensive work that forced Warriors punts on every of their very first five possessions, accruing just 13 yards from scrimmage in the initially half.
It was not really the farewell the title-aspiring group had hoped for, but as the 1st vocational college to look in this match and to dominate its cross-avenue foe the way it did, this goodbye was continue to loads exclusive.
Howe finished with 189 overall yards on 16 touches, while Mateo racked up 110 of his 162 dashing yards in the initial half by itself.
“This isn’t the park we required to be actively playing at, we wanted to be waiting for Gillette, but it’s a wonderful expertise we’re all grateful for,” Mateo claimed. “It’s a great encounter to appear out and display out in entrance of our lovers, our relatives — present them what BVT’s introduced us the previous 4 years.”
“Unbelievable (experience),” extra interim head mentor Anthony Landini. “It was a fantastic win, it is good for our rivalry and our software.”
It did not take lengthy for BVT to get likely, even with an interception from Nipmuc’s Jason Ramsey wiping out the Beavers’ opening generate. BVT’s defense dialed up the stress to drive 3-and-out right after 3-and-out, and Mateo took benefit.
The to start with quarter noticed him rip off a 40-garden TD operate to get on the board. The Beavers methodically worked down the discipline to make it 14- on a 3-garden touchdown run from Mateo, and a recovered pooch kick on the ensuing kickoff aided set up Mateo for a 7-garden score as the Warriors struggled from BVT’s offensive line.
At the time a hook-and-ladder enjoy from Alexander Burgos to Evan Laughlin set up Howe for a 26-lawn touchdown on…