Shrewsbury football improves to 2-2 with win over Algonquin

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Shrewsbury’s Aaron Hamm tries to break away from an Algonquin defender.

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury High School football team defeated visiting Algonquin Regional High School by a score of 21-6 in a game played April 9.

After a scoreless first quarter, Cam Jenkins drew first blood for Shrewsbury in the second quarter with a three-yard touchdown run. Kicker Ryan King booted the extra point attempt through the uprights to hand the Colonials a 7-0 lead heading into halftime. 

Teams battled through another defensive showing in the third quarter before Jenkins restarted momentum in the fourth. He powered past Algonquin defenders on another touchdown carry, this time from five-yards out. 

A few minutes later, Jake Mulholland hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jack O’Sullivan. With two more extra-point kicks, Shrewsbury led 21-0. 

Algonquin mustered an answer via a four-yard touchdown run from Pedro Ribeiro. But it was too little too late. 

With the win, Shrewsbury improved its win-loss record to 2-2, continuing an upswing after starting its season with back-to-back losses against Wachusett and Doherty. 

Algonquin, meanwhile, saw its record fall to 0-4 having lost to Doherty, Marlborough and Shepherd Hill respectively before this most recent tilt. 

With this latest action, the COVID-19 abbreviated Fall II high school football schedule is already winding down as teams will wrap up their final games of the year in the coming weeks.