Sharon High Football Team Too Much for Randolph
Sharon High football team notches seventh win of the season over Randolph Friday night.
The next game after a big win over an archrival.
A night away from the craziness of the Hockomock League's Davenport Division.
Playing a team with only one win.
That was the trap the Sharon High football team was trying to avoid Friday in Randolph.
Forunately for the Eagles, they followed their game plan to a tee with a 27-8 win over the Blue Devils to improve to 7-1 on the season. Randolph has the exact opposite record at 1-7 season.
"We focused on that have good football players," said Sharon head coach Dan Morse.
After coming from behind to beat archrival Stoughton the week before, the Eagles could have had an emotional letdown against Randolph.
Any fears of that happening though went away when the Eagles quickly took advantage of a Blue Devil fumble for their first score, a 1-yard run by Eric Lesser. Junior Evantz Ellisma ran through the Randolph defense for a 4-yard score and a 14-0 lead.
"The big thing was the tempo and we wanted to start fast," said Morse.
Before the first half ended, Eagle junior quarterback Sean O'Neil went deep for the first of his two touchdown passes to Brad Kaufman for a 25-yard score and a 20-0 at the half.
In the third quarter, the Eagles went to the air with Kaufman scoring on a 46-yard score.
Randolph prevented the shut out with a late 38-point touchdown catch by Jashawn Huston from quarterback Brent White, who then ran for the conversation.
With the early lead and a standout defensive performance with tow fumble recoveries and an interception, Morse was able to use more of his lineup and build something the Eagles will need in the reminder of the season.
"It's always good to build depth," said Morse.
Sharon will travel to Franklin Friday night in a Hockomock League Large School-Small School match-up before getting back to the goal of winning the Davenport Division title with a home games against Foxborough and a game at Oliver Ames Thanksgiving morning.
Morse doesn't think the Eagles will have a letdown against the Panthers.
"It's Friday night football and my guys love playing under the lights," said Morse.