The St. John’s Prep football team opened the season with a statement win Friday night, defeating Haverhill 43-14 at home at Glatz Field.
Trent Tully scored 3 touchdowns, while Aise Pream added a touchdown run.
“Trent had a really good night,” St. John’s coach Brian St. Pierre said. “The offense played well but I think our defense set the tone tonight. We caused a few fumbles, and that gave us opportunities with a short field. They (defense) were the leaders tonight.”
After Tully found the end zone for the game’s first touchdown, Eagles quarterback Matt Crowley connected with Luke Brennan to give St. John’s a 15-0 lead. The Eagles held a commanding 36-0 lead at halftime. James Guy added a touchdown run in the closing stages.
St. John’s (1-0) hosts Central Catholic next Friday (7).
“It was a great way to start but we know the challenges down the road will be tough,” St. Pierre said. “It starts with Central Catholic coming to our place next week.”
Pentucket 27, Winthrop 21
Brian Chalmers and quarterback Bobby Hubert scored on touchdown runs and Austin Daigneault found the end zone on a pass from Hubert.
“We played well in the first half, had the lead going into the half,” Winthrop coach Jonathan Cadigan said. “We got the ball to open the second half and fumbled the ball on a 4th-and-3. Pentucket’s a good team that plays hard. Our guys played hard.”
Winthrop (0-1) hosts Medford next Friday night .
“It’s just consistency,” Cadigan said. “The team we were in the first half wasn’t necessarily the team we were in the second half. The team at the end of the game, down two scores when we could’ve packed it in, came to play.”
Gloucester 29, Revere 6
Revere’s lone touchdown of the night was scored on a 40-yard pass from quarterback Calvin Boudreau to Eric Bua. The Patriots (0-1) host Marblehead next Friday (7).
“It was a real close game,” Revere coach Lou Cicatelli said. “I’m proud of my kids. I thought they played well but hats off to Gloucester. They have some very good running backs.”
Amesbury 30, Saugus 12
Saugus took advantage of an early Amesbury fumble to grab a 6-0 lead but the Sachems couldn’t hold on. Marvens Jean scored on a 85-yard touchdown run for Saugus.
The Sachems (0-1) visit Northeast next Friday (6).
Saugus 6, O’Bryant 1
Jhonatta Almeida led the way with a hat trick. Jonathan Rodrigues, Ryan Pugh and Kyle McGloghlin each scored 1 goal. Saugus hosts Latin Academy Monday (3:45).
Lynnfield 5, Triton 0
Tommy Buston scored 2 goals for the Pioneers. Tommy Hauser, Jon Luders and Max Seiger each added 1 goal.
Lynnfield improved to 2-0.
“It’s good, solid start,” Pioneers coach Brent Munroe said. “We’ve played well. We scored six goals and five today so we’re definitely off to a good start.”
Lynnfield hosts Rockport Wednesday (3:45).
Lynnfield 3, Triton 0
Anna-Maria Ferrante scored 2 goals and Abby Lucic added 1. Ashley Mitchell dished 1 assist. Goalies Amberly McCarter and Lindsay Nardone combined for the shutout. Lynnfield (2-0) visits Rockport Thursday.
Classical 119, Northeast 94
Top performers for Classical were Brett Bucklin (28 points), Tim Nerich (27 points), Kyle McCarthy (21 points) and Luke Rao (18 points). Classical (2-0) takes on English Monday.
Austin Prep 3, Swampscott 1
Swampscott dropped its season opener by set scores of 25-20, 18-25, 18-25 and 16-25.Outside hitter Annika Laudemann logged 8 kills, setter Cassidy Ryan tallied 11 assists and libero Hannah Swanstrom had 11 digs.
Marblehead 6, Malden 0
Goal Scorers included Amanda Schillinger, Mae Colwell, Madi Monahan, Bryn Burton
Callie O’Neill and Jane O’Neil. Amanda Schillinger dished 2 assists.