Comeback wins! A scoreless tie! Celebrations!
Taking into consideration the local sports scene and Boston/New England teams, this week has been a fun week to be a fan.
Friday night, the Seahawks football team battled from behind and went on to win its Homecoming game, 35-18, over Sacopee Valley on Sherman Field. Game reporter Bill Pearson said coach Ed Crocker changed his strategy in the second half and Boothbay went on to stymie Sacopee in the second half.
Earlier in the day, the BRHS field hockey team and the Oak Hill Raiders didn’t provide any scoring but first-year coach Alison Sirois had to be impressed with her young team. The wins haven’t mounted up but the experience is mounting. Except for a couple of lopsided scores against the top team in Class C South, Winthrop, the Seahawks have played well against other opponents. Graduating only three seniors, the win column should be greater in 2022.
Down in Houston, Mac Jones showed us why he is the quarterback for the future for the New England Patriots. The Pats came from behind and defeated the Texans, 25-22, which gave them a 2-3 record. Down 13 points (22-9) in the third quarter, Jones and kicker Nick Folk (three field goals) engineered the comeback. Now it’s on to Dallas!
Perhaps the most exciting sports moments of the week were provided by the Red Sox. Down 1-0 in the American League Divisional Series to the Tampa Bay Rays, three straight wins – including an important game 2 victory in Tampa and two in the friendly confines of Fenway Park – have moved them on to the American League Championship Series. Some may not agree, but I think manager Alex Cora did a great job against Tampa.
More exciting moments to come, sports fans!