Westford Jr. Ghosts Unlimited (A), 6, Malden, 38
The Westford Unlimited Jr. Ghosts lost to Malden Sunday, 38-6. Sean Brown scored Westford’s lone touchdown. Luke Wauford had some tough runs and Colin Reynolds caught a long pass. Jack Wilson and Ryan Battle anchored the defense for the Ghosts. Westford returns home to play Reading on Sunday.
Westford Jr. Ghosts PeeWee (C Team) 26, Saugus 6.
The Westford C Team practiced long and hard for this match-up and Captains CJ Schuster, Jason Pillion, Michael Faia, Aiden Murphy and Sam Brewster showed Saugus how hard work pays off.
Saugus started on offense but quickly turned the ball over thanks to solid tackling by Ethan Ewing, who returned the punt and ran the ball deep into Saugus territory. After a series of quick pass plays between QB Luke Reynolds and his receivers Ewing, Luke Fremault and Ryan Blagg, Westford found the end zone to get an early lead. Drew Wilson and Michael Picanso paved the way for Reynolds to gain the extra point. Ryan Blagg advanced the ball down the field and into the end zone for another touchdown and extra point by Ewing.
Defensively, Conor Moncreaf and Henry Babineau were unstoppable and made several punishing tackles against Saugus causing another turnover. Reynolds made a soaring touchdown pass to Ewing as the halftime whistle blew.
Second half offense blocking by Schuster, Jacob Moore, Wilson and Joey Bella helped propel Reynolds over the end zone for a QB sneak and Westford’s fourth touchdown. Oliver McDonald made a brutal tackle against Saugus for a loss of yards before the final whistle. Westford plays at home against Reading next Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Westford Jr. Ghosts Jr. Pee Wee (D) 31, Saugus 6
The Jr. Ghosts D Team overcame a slick, muddy field and a persistent first-half drizzle to roll past the Saugus Sachems 31-6 and improve its record to 4-0.
For months, the Jr. Ghosts players and coaches had looked forward to this rematch against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. The Jr. Ghosts marched down the field on the opening drive, fueled by two long Bobby MacCormack runs. After a few miscues caused by a slippery ball, Westford found itself with fourth and goal on the 7 yard line and used a reverse to Andrew Stodden to tally its first score.
With the Jr. Ghosts on the board, they were able to uncork substantial runs almost at will throughout the rest of the game, with Matt Morash establishing another strong game as a multi-faceted offensive weapon. Tommy Galvin, and James McDermott helped propel the offence via big gains on the ground and in the air.
After an uneven start, the Jr. Ghosts offensive line gained its footing in the second quarter and plowed holes in the Saugus defensive front. Chris Fahlman, Odin Scott, Alex Wilson, Ben Schaffer, and Carter Scanlon helped open gaps for Westford’s runners throughout the game. The Jr. Ghosts jumped to a 25-0 score midway through the third quarter.
Westford’s stingy defense forced an early end to many Saugus drives, anchored by an unyielding defensive attack anchored by Tyler Schutt, Mason Bergeron, Tanner Whitehouse, Thurman Hargrove, Jack Hermann, and Quinn Reynolds.
The defensive secondary was tested often but conceded only one score, on a confusing end-around reverse that came late in the third quarter. Billy Galvin, Orion Saunders, Charlie Bonenfant, and Kaden Silton turned in key tackles at critical times. The Jr. Ghosts face Reading at home next Sunday at 9:30 a.m.