BOURNE -- After a tough
five-point loss at home against Carver to open the season,
Martha’s Vineyard head coach Donald Herman said his team
learned that a great week of practice translates to a
great outcome on game days.
The Vineyarders reaped the
benefits of their great practices by dominating in all
three facets of the game, defeating Bourne 48-18 at
Jackson Field on Friday evening.
“I think we rebounded really
well after last week. Had we played half as well last week
as we did last night we’d be 2-0,” Herman said.
Bourne dropped to 1-1 with the
Martha’s Vineyard (1-1) played
well behind senior quarterback Tucker McNeely’s (5-for-5
for 75 yards) perfect passing day. He found junior tight
end James Sashin for a five-yard touchdown for the first
score of the game, capping a nine-play, 64-yard drive that
lasted more than four minutes.
Equipped with only 40 varsity
players at his disposal, Herman was able to share the ball
and keep many of his skill position players happy as five
different players found the end zone for M-V.
Senior running back Jacob
Cardoza tallied 86 total yards with a score as well as a
30-yard leaping catch in the first quarter that Herman
said was “ESPN Top-10 worthy.” He even grabbed an
interception on defense to thwart the Canalmen’s opening
drive in the second half. Fellow senior running back Ben
Clark bruised and battered his way for 41 total yards and
Zach Moreis may be small in stature (5-foot-6, 162
pounds), but he came up in a big way for M-V, running for
two touchdowns in the second half, including a 44-yard
quarterback keeper that made it 48-7 early in the fourth
Herman credited the big guys
up front for their win. The starting offensive line
combines for an average height and weight of 6-foot-1 and
“Whoever controls the line of
scrimmage is going to control the game,” he said.
Bourne’s senior quarterback
Tyler Rondeau rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and
went 6-for-15 with 71 yards and an interception. Sophomore
running back Jacob Haypenny rushed for 68 yards and a
fourth-quarter score before leaving the game with an
The Carver High School Crusaders pounced on four first half
Vineyarder turnovers and defeated the Martha’s Vineyard
Regional High School football team 20-15 in the season
opener for both squads Friday night at a half-filled Dan
McCarthy field in Oak Bluffs.