School Sports Roundup: Saugus football leaves Stackpole with win over Salem

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Saugus senior running back Sal Franco rushed for two touchdowns in a win over Salem Saturday at Stackpole Field. (Item File Photo)

The Saugus football team said goodbye to Stackpole Field in the best way it knew how, notching a 28-6 win over Northeastern Conference foe Salem Saturday morning in the final football game to be played on the natural grass at Stackpole. 

Prior to the game, the Sachems honored their group of 11 seniors — Eric Miniscalco, Novell Omoruyi, Kyle Surette, Javi Martinez, Sal Franco, Jack McPhee, Nico DiCenso, Doug Clark, Edlyn Dos Santos, Donny Ruby and Nate Sanchez — for their contributions to the program over the years. 

Running back Sal Franco rushed for two touchdowns in the victory for Saugus, while quarterback Donovan Clark threw for one touchdown. Javi Martinez added a touchdown reception in the win.

For Salem, Corey Grimes connected with Luis Paulino for the lone Witches touchdown of the game. 

Saugus (2-4) wraps up its season with a rivalry game on the road at Peabody Friday evening (5).

Salem (0-6) finishes its season Saturday afternoon (1) with a road game against Beverly.


Marblehead 28, Masconomet 6

Quarterback Josh Robertson continued his MVP-caliber season for the Magicians, completing 17-of-22 passes for 291 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Connor Cronin was the main beneficiary through the air, catching seven passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. James Doody led all receivers with five receptions for 169 yards and one touchdown, while Godot Gaskins had two receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown. Running back George Percy led the rushing attack with 47 yards, while Robertson had 33 rushing yards of his own.

Marblehead (6-0) plays on the road at Swampscott in the season finale Friday evening (6).

Swampscott 22, Beverly 6

The Big Blue rode a strong defensive effort all the way to victory Saturday morning at Blocksidge Field. Cam O’Brien completed 8-of-18 passes for 165 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, while also adding 33 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground. Xaviah Bascon had more than 100 total yards from scrimmage (54 rushing, 57 passing) to go along with one touchdown reception, while Elijah Burns had two receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown. Andrew Augustin added three receptions for 47 yards. Jake Papazoglou earned a safety on the defensive end after making a tackle in the end zone.

Swampscott (4-0) hosts Marblehead in the season finale Friday (6).

St. John’s Prep 49, Tewksbury 27

The day belonged to James Guy, as the Prep star running back rushed for an eye-popping 263 yards and four touchdowns in the victory Saturday. Receivers Jesse Ofurie (five receptions for 68 yards) and Jackson Delaney (five receptions for 60 yards) each had one touchdown reception, while quarterback Jack Perry completed 12-of-14 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Grenier added a rushing touchdown as well.

St. John’s Prep (3-3) closes its season with a road game against BC High Friday (5).


Somerville 6, Classical 0

Kevin Medrano played well in the loss for the shorthanded Rams Saturday night.

Classical (0-1) takes on Lynn Tech Monday afternoon (4).

English 2, Chelsea 1

The Bulldogs grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first half and outlasted their Greater Boston league foes. 

Jalen Corialon and Ryan Lima each had one goal in the win for English. 

Robyn Barrios, Luis Aleman and Diego Gomez all played well defensively while goalkeeper Jack Mancaniello had a great game in net. 

“It’s been a long wait and the kids were really excited,” English coach Kerry King said. “But we did have some first game jitters. There were some good things and some things we have to work on. Overall, we’re really happy with the start of the season.”

English (1-0) hosts Malden Tuesday (10).


Revere 7, Everett 1

Revere (1-1) hosts Somerville Tuesday morning (10).


Catholic Central League Championships 

Bishop Fenwick (Second place, 53 points)

Fenwick got wins from Ethan Tran in the 100-meter (12.0 seconds), Matthew Gerdenich in the 600 (1:31.5), Tyler DeClercq in the 1000 (2:56.3), Wyatt Burr in the one-mile (4:38.7), Max Gibbs in the shot put (33 feet, 8 inches) and Max Corson in the long jump (18-4).

St. Mary’s (Third place, 48.5 points)

Winners for the Spartans were Anthony D’Itria in the high jump (6-0), John Nowicki in the 55 hurdles (9.3) and the team of Nowicki, D’Itria, Jaiden Madden and Dylan Moroney in the 4×200 relay (1:39.9).


Catholic Central League Championships 

Bishop Fenwick (Third place, 24 points)

The lone winner for the Crusaders was Julia Loescher in the shot put (29-10). 

St. Mary’s (Fourth place, 23 points)

St. Mary’s got wins from Juliana Taborda in the 600 (1:52.4) and Ann Fringuelli in the 1000 (3:46.2).

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