Nauset’s football team came to call last Friday then sailed away with a 20-14 win in their bag.
They were a big team, listing 18 players weighing more than 200 pounds.
MV won the coin toss and chose to receive. David Andrews returned the deep kick to the Vineyard 20. A run by Montambault and two by Costello netted just one yard and Andrews punted.
Beginning on their own 48-yard line, the Warriors embarked upon a seven play, 52-yard, scoring drive, climaxed by a one-yard plunge by team captain Nick El-Bayeh. The extra point kick was good and Nauset led 7-0.
It had taken the Warriors seven plays and less than five minutes to score.
The Islanders responded with a scoring drive of 88 yards in 11 plays capped by Randall Jette’s 3-yard dash into the end zone on the first play of the second period. Dhonathan Lemos kicked the extra point and the score was tied at seven.
Play stopped when Tyler Araujo suffered a head injury. He was taken to the MV Hospital by ambulance.
In 13 plays Nauset moved the line of scrimmage to the Vineyard’s eleven where MV held.
A pass from Jette to Delmont Araujo earned a first down on the 30 but the Warriors regained possession and soon, the lead, 14-7, the score at the half.
In the fifth play of the second half, action was halted again as Doug Andrade was treated for an injury and subsequently taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Nauset scored its third TD in the third period, traversing 58 yards in 11 plays, raising the ante to 20-7
Jette’s 50-yard dash gave the home crowd something to cheer about and Lemos’ kick made it 20-14. But moments later Holmes sprinted 60 yards for another Nauset TD.
The fourth quarter saw the Vineyard repel Nauset in a goal line stand. After twelve plays within the Red Zone without scoring, Nauset opted for a field goal but the kick went wide.
Final: Nauset 27, Martha’s Vineyard 14.