Lynn, MA- The Wakefield Warriors’ season ended on a low note at the EMass Division 2A Championship game. They were defeated by the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins, 35-0. Though this game was a tough loss, it takes nothing away from the tremendous season that the Warriors delivered.
The Dolphins offense came on the field and showed that they were going to attack with everything they had early on. In the first quarter Dolphins quarterback Matt Montalto passed to Dylan Hodsdon for a touchdown, followed by a successful extra point kick. The Warriors offense fought back when Senior James Bourque passed to Senior Matt McKenna for a first down. Junior Dan Cardillo then followed with run for a first down bringing the ball to the five yard line. Wakefield was unable to capitalize on the great field position at the start of the second quarter. The Warriors were forced to turn the ball over on fourth down. Two fumbles occurred during the Dolpins offensive drive, but they recovered both and pushed down the field to score again with a 20 yard pass from Matt Montalto to Dylan Hodsdon. The Warriors returned to offense but were quickly shut down following a sack on third down forcing Wakefield to punt. The Dolphins were able to score again in the second quarter, and following a successful two-point conversion, the score was Wakefield 0, Dennis-Yarmouth 21 heading into the half.
The second half was more of the same for Wakefield. Senior James Bourque made some impressive passes to Senior Matt McKenna but was intercepted multiple times. Junior Dan Cardillo also had some impressive plays running the ball but ultimately The Warriors could not find any room score, and mistakes both offensively and defensively cost them the game. The Dolphins finished off the game when Matt Montalto scored twice, once in the third quarter and once in the fourth, by running the ball in himself. The final score of the game was Wakefield 0, Dennis Yarmouth 35. Though The Warriors were defeated this time, after an amazing season, they have every reason to hold their heads high.
Wakefield- 0 0 0 0 0
Dennis-Yarmouth- 7 14 6 8 35