MVRHS sports highlights


Vineyard boys second at EAC meet, girls third

The Vineyard harriers competed Saturday in the Eastern Athletic Conference league cross-country meet at Borderland State Park in Easton.

The boys placed second behind Bishop Feehan, 20 points to 51, and thanks to Cooper Chapman passing two Coyle Cassidy runners in the homestretch, beat out the Warriors by 11 points.

Mike Schroeder (16:44.19) led the Vineyarders and finished third overall. Kyle Joba-Woodruff (17:07.19, 8th), Jeremy Alley-Tarter (17:15.58, 10th), Cooper Chapman (17:28.23, 13th), and Sam Oslyn (17:56.42, 17th), rounded out the top five for M.V.

Bishop Feehan also took the girls race. No surprise there. Somerset Berkley edged the Vineyarders for second by 11 points. Julia Neville (21:13.98) was first to the line for M.V. and placed 11th. Willoe Maynard was next (22:15.42,13th), followed by Hannah Moore (24:11.53, 18th), Willow Wunsch 24:43.30 20th), Lilly Neville (24:49.66, 21st), and Lucy Norris (25:24.29, 23rd).

The jayvee girls and boys competed together. The Vineyarders matched Bishop Feehan well. The Shamrocks placed 11 in the top 20 to the Vineyard’s eight.

George Sykes was fourth of 148 runners (18:14.53), followed by Andrew Wiley (18:29.12, 7th), Job deForest (18:32.20, 8th), Sam Permar (19:06.17, 12th), Galen Mayhew ( 19:22.51, 13th), Thorpe Karabees (19:23.30, 14th), Nate D’Angelo (19:23.62, 15th), and Silas Berlin (19:30.35, 18th). Carter D’Angelo (26:24.60, 110th) had the fastest time for the Vineyard jayvee girls.

Bishop Feehan rocks Martha’s Vineyard, 47-6

The October nightmare continued Saturday in Attleboro for coach Donald Herman and his Martha’s Vineyard football team following a 47-6 drubbing at the hands of the Bishop Feehan Shamrocks.

For the past three weeks, the Vineyarders have been ripped apart by Cardinal Spellman, Somerset Berkley, and now Feehan by a combined score of 125-20. The promise of a 4-1 record has evaporated to 4-4 overall and 0-2 in the Eastern Athletic Conference.

The Shamrocks racked up 426 yards of total offense to just 209 for the Vineyard. Feehan took the opening kickoff and marched 69 yards in eight plays to take the lead. On the opening Vineyard possession, Desmond Cornetta picked off an Alec Tattersall pass to set up another TD. By halftime, the score was 27-0 and the game was long over.

Feehan back Matt Allen did the most damage by rushing for 184 yards on 16 carries for two touchdowns.

The only bright spot for the Vineyarders was the play of sophomore backup QB Mike Mussell and freshman safety Jacob Cardoza, who hooked up for a late consolation touchdown to break up the Shamrocks’ 17 quarter shutout streak.

With three games left on the schedule, the Vineyarders will try to rebound and salvage an EAC split at home Friday night against Bishop Stang and away on November 10 in Taunton against Coyle Cassidy. The season finale is November 17 at Dan McCarthy Field in the 34th Island Cup game against Nantucket.