HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Westborough football wins thrilling contest

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A Hudson football receiver lunges to catch a pass during a game against Maynard, April 3.

By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer

REGION – Week four of the Fall II season saw interleague action between a handful of area schools. Unlike the previous week, all those games took place without any interruption from COVID-19.

On the gridiron, the Westborough Rangers football team won a 43-36 thriller against Oakmont, April 9. After battling throughout their contest, Westborough pulled off a redzone stop at the end of the game to secure its first win of the season.

With the victory, new Head Coach Joe Beveridge also picked up his first win at the helm of the Rangers organization. 

“It was a special win because the kids deserved it,” Beveridge told the Community Advocate.  

Westborough scored a season high 43 points due to a change in offensive scheme, according to Beveridge.

“We decided to spread the field and put our athletes in space,” he said. 

This success came after Westborough sat out last week’s action due to COVID-19 protocols. The MIAA’s strict guidelines indeed mandated that the Rangers cancel their meeting with the North Middlesex Patriots.

Itching to retake the field, Beveridge said his players entered April 9 energized.

 “Being on the field Friday night…after losing a week of practice was really exciting for everyone,” he said.

In other football action, Shrewsbury defeated Algonquin 21-6 on Friday night. Hudson fell to West Boylston 28-14 while Marlborough dropped its contest with Nashoba 14-7.

In girls volleyball, both Algonquin and Westborough extended their season records to 8-0. Algonquin picked up two victories over Marlborough, while Westborough defeated Shrewsbury on Tuesday and Thursday.

Grafton’s girls volleyball squad had an undefeated week as well with two victories against Oxford. They celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory and then picked up a 3-1 win on Thursday for their fourth win in a row.

See individual game by game scores from a week of action…

ALGONQUIN

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 6

Algonquin – 3, Marlborough – 0 

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 8

Algonquin – 3, Marlborough – 0

FOOTBALL – APRIL 9

Algonquin – 6, Shrewsbury – 21

GRAFTON

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 6

Grafton – 3, Oxford – 1

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 8

Grafton – 3, Oxford – 1

FOOTBALL -APRIL 9

Grafton – 28, Tantasqua– 7

HUDSON

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 5

Hudson – 0, Groton-Dunstable – 3

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 7

Hudson – 0, Groton-Dunstable – 3

FOOTBALL – APRIL 9

Hudson – 14, West Boylston – 28

MARLBOROUGH

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 6

Marlborough – 0, Algonquin – 3

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 8

Marlborough – 0, Algonquin– 3

FOOTBALL – APRIL 9

Marlborough – 7, Nashoba– 14

SHREWSBURY

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 6

Shrewsbury – 0, Westborough – 3

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 8

Shrewsbury – 0, Westborough – 3

FOOTBALL – APRIL 9

Shrewsbury – 21, Algonquin – 6

WESTBOROUGH

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 6

Westborough – 3, Shrewsbury – 0

VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 8

Westborough – 3, Shrewsbury – 1

FOOTBALL – APRIL 9

Westborough – 43, Oakmont – 36