Monday, November 12, 2012
A recap of Week 10 football action in the Hockomock League.
Turns out Thanksgiving football in the Hockomock League will just be for pride and bragging rights this year - both of the league's playoff berths were sewn up by the end of week 10. Mansfield (7-3), a perennial playoff threat, clinched the Hockomock League's Kelly-Rex (large schools) Division with a 28-21 win against visiting Franklin this past Saturday evening. Mansfield improved to 4-1 in the division, assuring the Hornets of at least a tie with King Philip, who is 3-1 heading into Thanksgiving. But, Mansfield has the head-to-head tiebreak, beating KP 46-33 on Oct. 20. And, Sharon (8-2), just two years removed from a 1-9-1 season, made history Saturday afternoon, clinching the Hockomock League's Davenport (small schools) Division with a…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A recap of Week 8 football action in the Hockomock League.
While one of the Hockomock League's divisions has a somewhat clear playoff picture, the other is chaotic and wide-open, of course setting up what should be a thrilling final three weeks of the season. After week 8, Sharon, Stoughton and Foxborough have the most realistic path to a Davenport Division (small schools) title and with it a Division 3 playoff berth. The division title is based on a team's four-game division record at season's end. At 2-0 in division play, Sharon is in the driver's seat and Stoughton and Foxborough, both at 2-1, are right behind. Sharon has a head to head win over Stoughton and Stoughton has a head to head win over Foxborough. Sharon and Foxborough play Nov. 10. With Mansfield and Franklin both losing in week 8…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A recap of Week 7 football action in the Hockomock League.
Heading into week 7, it was fair to say King Philip and Stoughton, both undefeated, were the favorites in the Hockomock League's Kelly-Rex and Davenport Divisions, respectively. But after a crazy Saturday of Hockomock League football, filled with upsets and shootouts, new favorites have emerged. Canton had a week 7 bye, but all the other teams had division games, which meant all games had direct playoff implications. The division winners from the Davenport and Kelly-Rex advance to the postseason. In the Davenport, Stoughton fell at Sharon, 16-14, after Sean Asnes scored the game-winning touchdown with 11 seconds left. The win put Sharon in the Davenport driver's seat with a perfect 2-0 record. Stoughton is 1-1. Foxborough, meanwhile …
The Stoughton High football team lost 16-14 at Sharon Saturday afternoon with the Eagles scoring the game-winning touchdown with 11 seconds left. Stoughton, previously unbeaten, falls to 6-1 as Sharon claims Davenport Division lead.
Photos by Justin Braga/Jeffrey Pickette; click here for a complete photo gallery (50+ photos). *** The Stoughton High football team led at Sharon for all but 11 seconds, but unfortunately for the Black Knights those 11 seconds were the final ones. Sharon upset visiting Stoughton 16-14 Saturday afternoon, after Sean Asnes scored a last-second touchdown. It was the first loss of the season for Stoughton (6-1). Meanwhile Sharon improves to 6-1, bouncing back from last week's 43-0 loss at King Philip. Half of Sharon's six wins are the result of fourth quarter comebacks. Trailing Stoughton 14-10 with 3:50 left in the fourth quarter, Sharon got the ball back at its own 21 yard line, after forcing the Black Knights to punt. A heavy dose of Asnes …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sharon High football team knocks off top-rated Stoughton in Hockomock League Davenport Division.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Sharon High football team came out in top in a Hockomock League Davenport Division game, beating rival Stoughton, 16-14, Saturday afternoon in Sharon as part of the Homecoming Day Celebration. Both teams were undefeated in Davenport play going into the game and Stoughton was unbeaten overall. With a 11 seconds left in the game, Sharon's Sean Asnes ran for a nine-yard touchdown for the winning score. After forcing Stoughton to punt, the Eagles got the ball back at their own 21-yard line with 3:50 left in the game. Asnes was able to come up with key third down runs to keep the drive alive. Stoughton took a 14-10 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Black Knight couldn't hold off the Eagles. In the third quarter, Asnes scored on a fourth …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Playoff-bound OA defeats Sharon, 34-8, here on Thanksgiving.
In two plays, the Sharon High School football team saw its Davenport Division hopes slip away. Moments after senior Mike McMillan intercepted a pass from Sharon quarterback Caleb Piltch-Loeb, the OA wide receiver/defensive back caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jared Schneider to put his team ahead 7-0. Sharon could not recover from that and fell to OA, 34-8, in the 42nd annual Thanksgiving Day matchup. "We gave ourselves no wiggle room after the loss to Canton and knew we had to win two in a row to clinch the Davenport," OA coach Jim Artz said. "We knew what we had to do going in [against Stoughton last week] and we came through at the end." Even after a win against Stoughton, OA senior captain Alex Tepper wanted to …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Three teams—OA, Stoughton and Sharon—are still alive for a football playoff berth heading into Thanksgiving.
Foxboro and Canton have both been eliminated, but heading into Thanksgiving Day, three Davenport teams—Oliver Ames, Stoughton and Sharon—are still alive in the race for the division’s playoff spot One of these three schools will go on to play Pembroke in the Division 3 playoffs next week. Oliver Ames clinches a playoff berth with: Stougthon clinches a playoff berth with: Sharon clinches a playoff berth with: *** Kelley-Rex Division playoff scenarios are dissected in a video posted in the media gallery. Not able to make it to the your Thanksgiving football game? Follow all the action with our LIVE blog. Kickoff is Thursday at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The game has playoff implications.
With a playoff spot on the line, Sharon High School and Oliver Ames will sell advance tickets to their Thanksgiving football game, a first for Sharon. Sharon High Athletic Director Robert Sondheim said Wednesday he ordered 2,000 tickets "because of the importance of this game." Oliver Ames will sell some of the tickets. If Oliver Ames (5-4, 2-1 in the Davenport) beats Sharon (4-5, 2-1 in the Davenport) on Thanksgiving, the Tigers will earn the division's playoff berth. Stoughton (5-5, 2-1 in the Davenport) needs to beat Canton and hope Sharon pulls off the upset to advance to the postseason. Sondheim said advance tickets could go on sale Friday. They'll be $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets are normally $6 and $4, respectively, he said…
Friday, September 9, 2011
Stoughton, Oliver Ames, Foxborough, Canton and Sharon are all vying for a Davenport Division title and a playoff berth.
With football season almost under way, Patch took a look at the Davenport Division of the Hockomock League. This year, Stoughton, Oliver Ames, Foxborough, Canton and Sharon will be competing for the Davenport Division title and a playoff berth. You can follow Hockomock League football all season long on Stoughton Patch, Easton Patch, Foxborough Patch, Canton Patch, Sharon Patch, Mansfield Patch, Wrentham Patch and Attleboro Patch, Reporting and production by Evan Schneider, Mike Gelbwasser, Dan Libon, Tim Rosenthal, Scott Sudikoff, Jeffrey Pickette and Patrick Maguire. Special thanks to the New England Patriots for the use of their facilities.