Wakefield, MA- The Warriors have won their fourth game in a row and do not plan on letting up. Wakefield traveled to Wilmington’s home turf and played a tremendous game to secure the win. The final score of the game was Wakefield 35, Wilmington 7.
Starting off the game, both teams played a tight defense. On the first offensive drive, made by Wilmington, Wakefield was able to make a big stop on fourth down. The Wildcats answered by stopping The Warriors’ offensive drive. The first quarter ended off of an interception made by Wakefield’s, Sophomore Michael Miller. Early in the second, Junior Dan Cardillo was able to run the ball for a Warrior touchdown. On defense, Junior Tyler MacDonald caused a fumble for Wilmington; putting the ball back in Wakefield’s hands. Senior Zack Bates was a huge asset offensively dealing some punishing blocks for Senior Josh Puccio, as well as bowling through the defensive line himself to gain yards for Wakefield. When Wilmington returned to the offensive, receiver Tim Woods reeled in a pass, gaining yards for the Wildcats. Junior Nick Salamone ended any momentum that Wilmington gained by sacking their quarterback for a loss of 5. The Warriors were in field goal range in the final seconds of the half, but due to harsh weather, Sophomore Brian Auld wasn’t able to capitalize.
The duo consisting of Seniors Josh Puccio and Zack Bates, once again proved the dominance after playing an incredible second-half for Wakefield. Senior Zack Bates was able to score early in the third, making the score Wakefield 14, Wilmington 0. Following an interception by Junior Luke Ingersoll, Senior Zack Bates was able to run again for a Warrior touchdown. Wilmington was determined to score before the fourth quarter, but Junior Tyler MacDonald of Wakefield made it difficult when he was able to sack Wilmington’s quarterback for a loss of yards. The Wildcats still pushed to score before the end of the quarter and were successful. The score heading into the final quarter was Wakefield 21, Wilmington 7. The Warriors dominated the fourth quarter and barely allowed the Wildcats offense to set foot on the field again. Senior Josh Puccio was able to score early on with a run to the end zone. Then later in the fourth, Sophomore Michael Miller was left wide open, and Senior Jamie Bourque capitalized for a touchdown pass. The Warriors’ defense held out for the remainder of the game, and kept the Wildcats at bay.
Friday, October 21 at 7:00, The Warriors return home to face Burlington. Come and root on your team as they look for their 5th straight win!
Wakefield- 0 7 14 14 35
Winchester- 0 0 7 0 7