High school scoreboard: Fall II season gets underway with mixed local results

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Visitors enjoy a warm day on the empty Westborough High School football field. With the Fall II season underway, the Rangers are in action and will soon return to this space.
Visitors enjoy a warm day on the empty Westborough High School football field. With the Fall II season underway, the Rangers are in action and will soon return to this space.
(Photo /Dakota Antelman)

Region – This year’s Fall II high school sports season, anticipated with curiosity and some apprehension, kicked off last week at long last.

Teams started play in pods, sequestered from familiar opponents and, in some cases instead, traveled long distances for debut games.

Some teams got off on the right foot. Others stumbled. Still others entered into midseason form, battling to razor thin margins of victory or defeat.

 

GRAFTON

Volleyball – March 17

GRAFTON – 3, BARTLETT – 0

Volleyball – March 18

GRAFTON – 3, BARTLETT – 2

Their second game in as many days, Bartlett seized momentum early against Grafton, winning this matchup’s first set. Grafton came back, though, winning sets two and three. Bartlett hung on with a victory in set four to force a fifth set. At that point, though, Grafton ran away with the victory.

“Nothing given. Always Earned,” Grafton Athletic Director Kevin Anderson Tweeted after the result.

 

Football – March 19

GRAFTON – 8, NASHOBA – 13

 

ALGONQUIN

Volleyball – March 16

ALGONQUIN – 3, SHEPHERD HILL – 1

Volleyball – March 18

ALGONQUIN – 3, SHEPHERD HILL – 1

Football – March 19

ALGONQUIN – 20, DOHERTY – 33

On the road against Doherty, Algonquin initially overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit to take a 20-14 lead at the end of the third quarter. An explosive performance in this game’s final frame, though, gave Doherty the win.

 

SHREWSBURY

Volleyball – March 16

SHREWSBURY – 3, NASHOBA – 1

Volleyball – March 18

SHREWSBURY – 3, NASHOBA – 1

Seeking to avoid a sweep at the hands of Shrewsbury High, Nashoba salvaged a victory in set two of its second recent game with the Colonials following a set one Shrewsbury win. Shrewsbury quickly overcame, though, winning sets three and four to dispatch Nashoba.

Football – March 19

SHREWSBURY – 14, WACHUSETT – 19

 

WESTBOROUGH

Volleyball – March 16

WESTBOROUGH – 3, MARLBOROUGH – 0

Volleyball – March 18

WESTBOROUGH – 3, MARLBOROUGH – 0

Football – March 19

WESTBOROUGH – 7, TANTASQUA – 21,

Traveling roughly 35 miles south to Fiskdale, the Westborough Rangers football team had one of the longest road trips of the week in the region. Despite a fourth quarter touchdown and comeback effort, the team lost to the Tantasqua Warriors.

 

 

 

Sports – Community Advocate