The 6th Graders capped off a Hingham Youth Football all grades sweep of Bridgewater Badgers winning 12-6 to remain unbeaten on the season.
On rivalry weekend, the 6th Graders capped off a Hingham Youth Football all grades sweep of Bridgewater Badgers winning 12-6 to remain unbeaten on the season. In what was billed as a physical matchup, lived up to its reputation as the Badgers made them work, made them sweat and pressed them down to the last play.
The Badgers scored early when a long 24-yard pass that set up a short TD run to go ahead 6-0. Behind the stellar blocking of Leopold Kuehberger, Eli Melendes, Mac Corey, Charlie Shape, Breece Achilles, Matt Griffin, Andrew Sullivan and Liam Lynch, quarterback Peter Bourque completed a pass to tight end JT Reale for a 22-yard TD to tie the game, 6-6.
The defense settled in with hard hitting tackles from Achilles, Shape and Daley. On fourth down CB Deacon Evriviades and safety Matt Thorley came up and made a drive-stopping tackle forcing a turnover on downs.
The second quarter opened with Bourque going to the air hitting Deacon Evriviades and Will Haggerty for first downs catches. RB Chase Beighley ripped off a nice run. On a play action, Bourque showed his athleticism avoiding tackles en-route to a 54 yard touchdown to put the Raiders in the lead 12-6.
On defense LB Owen Benard quickly hit the hole, stuffing the runner for no gain to end the Badgers threat at the half.
The second half began with a defensive stand led by linemen Griffin, Cavan Nicholas, Achilles, Shape, Corey and Wyatt Averett. On fourth and short Chase Beighley knocked down the ball carrier just inches short of a first down at midfield. After the turnover on downs, Bourque quickly went to his favorite target of the day, JT Reale, completing three passes for over 50 yards creating a first and goal at the 4 yard line. The aggressive Badgers defense intercepted a pass at the goal line and tried to return it but Evriviades ran the defender down for the tackle.
The defense would bend but not break as the Badgers consistently pressed them. The second half was a scoreless defensive battle with key sacks coming from Achilles, Corey and Reale. Will Haggerty disrupted a Badgers sweep by tackling the ball carrier and causing a fumble which was recovered by Jack Daley. The defense held on to stop a late Bridgewater drive as Bourque batted down a pass to secure the victory.
Hingham 28, Whitman-Hanson 0
The JV squad is maturing into a cohesive unit as they shut out the Whitman-Hanson Warriors 28-0, a team they had lost to last year. The Raiders scored on the first series with RB Cole Riordan sprinting outside the blocks of Mark Donlan, Cavan Nicholas, Nico Cicerone and Alec Menuchi to go 52 yards for the TD. RB Hunter Grace ran it in for the 2 point conversion and an 8-0 early lead.
Lachlan Knies kicked the ball off putting the Warriors deep in their own territory. The defense promptly shut down the run with Greyson Liebsch, Mark Donlan, Kieran Sheehan and Tanner Burns making tackles. On offense QB Nate Shatzkamer connected with Teddy Anderson for a 20 yard pass. This set up RB Tommy Riordan to run through big holes created by Gavin Fabella and Andrew Sullivan to slash his way into the end zone for a 14-0 lead.
After big sacks by Liebsch and Menuchi the offense took control of the game with touchdown runs of 52 yards from Hunter Grace and 49 yards from Deacon Evriviades. Tommy Riordan intercepted a pass to end the game.