Wakefield, MA- The streak continues for The Wakefield Warriors after they topped Stoneham on Friday night. The Warriors beat the Spartans 37 to 7, furthering their winning streak to six straight games.
Wakefield came out strong in the first half. The game opened with Stoneham kicking off to Wakefield. On the return, Junior Dan Cardillo was able to run the ball back 75 yards for a Warrior touchdown. The Spartans couldn’t seem to find an opening offensively, and were forced to turn the ball over to Wakefield on fourth down on multiple occasions, in the first half. Senior James Bourque led Wakefield’s offense down the field, setting up Senior Nick Calderone for a touchdown pass. The Warriors were up 14 to 0 early in the first. As the quarter progressed, both teams played a good defense and kept the score from changing through the end of the quarter. Come the beginning of the second quarter, The Spartans were able to move the chains due to a fake punt, choosing to pass on fourth down instead of punting. Though Stoneham’s offense seemed to pick up in the second, they were still unable to put a score on the board. Wakefield on the other hand found their way to the end zone twice in the quarter. Senior Josh Puccio ran 80 yards and secured a touchdown for The Warriors. Then in the final seconds of the half, Junior Alec Brown received a pass from Senior James Bourque for another touchdown.
Junior Dan Cardillo was able to keep the ball in Wakefield’s possession for a majority of the third quarter by securing multiple first downs. The Spartans tried desperately to get an offensive game going but were unable to do so. Sophomore Brian Auld kicked a successful field goal attempt to raise the Warriors’ score to 30 heading into the final quarter. Stoneham did not want to leave the game having not scored at all, and pushed their way down the field to score. Nearing the end of the game the score was Wakefield 30, Stoneham 7. Wakefield soon answered Stoneham’s touchdown with one of their own. Junior Sam Benoit was able to run 62 yards for that Warrior touchdown. The Warriors closed the game out on a good note by stopping Stoneham’s attempt to score again. Sophomore John Panzini stopped a Spartan play in the backfield, forcing the turnover on fourth down. Wakefield ran the clock down to end the game.
Next week, The Warriors travel to take on Reading and look to gain a seven game streak!
Wakefield- 14 13 3 7 37
Stoneham- 0 0 0 7 7