Belmont Pulls Away from Watertown in Annual Thanksgiving Game

Watertown senior quarterback Brennan Cook hurls a pass against Belmont in the Thanksgiving Day game. The Raiders fell 24-14 at Victory Field

Watertown High School’s football team had Belmont where they wanted, with the ball in the opposition half and a chance to take the lead. However, in the end, the Marauders were the ones to find the end zone in the dying moments the Thanksgiving Day game. Belmont extended its winning streak in the big rivalry game to two in a row, winning 24-14 at Victory Field on Thursday. The loss meant Watertown ended the season with a record of 5-6.

Watertown Loses to Belmont, See How it Unfolded

Watertown senior quarterback Brennan Cook has thrown nine touchdown strikes in 2019. Watertown High School’s football season started with promise, after a 2-0 start, but a five game losing streak meant no playoffs this year. However, the Raiders have a chance to finish the year on a winning note, and a with winning record, by beating their archrivals from Belmont on Thanksgiving. Watertown hosts the Marauders at Victory Field, and will be looking for some payback after losing last year’s Thanksgiving clash. The game begins at 10:15 a.m.

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Final: Belmont 24, Watertown 14

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Watertown Football Falls to Belmont in a Frigid Thanksgiving Day Game

BELMONT  — Watertown High School’s football team looked like they would have a good chance of extending its six game winning streak over rival Belmont after scoring three early touchdowns, but the Marauders turned it around at a subfreezing Harris Field to win the Thanksgiving Day game 33-20. Despite kicking off to start the game, the Raiders found themselves with the ball for the first three possessions of the game. They turned the botched Belmont kickoff returns into three touchdowns and took a 20-0 lead just 2:13 into the game. Watertown senior Mange Camara seemed to do it all, including four straight kickoffs that were recovered by the Raiders (one was called back because the referees said the whistle had not blown to start the play). As well as punting for the Raiders.

Thanksgiving Game: Watertown Falls at Belmont

Watertown and Belmont face off in the 2018 Thanksgiving Day football game in Belmont at 10:15 a.m.

The 2018 Watertown-Belmont football game features the most evenly matched teams in several years. 

The Thanksgiving Day game begins at 10:15 a.m. at Belmont’s Harris Field. Follow the action live here:

Final Belmont 33, Watertown 20. 147 left 4th, O’Connell runs for 12 yard Touchdown,  Belmont leads 33-20. 340 left 4th,  Watertown turns it over on downs at the Belmont 48. 26-20 Marauders

6 min left 4th, Watertown strips Belmont and takes over at 50

843 left 4th.

Watertown Rolls Over Belmont in Thanksgiving Football Game

The Watertown High School football put an exclamation point on an already successful year by defeating rival Belmont 35-16 in the annual Thanksgiving game at Victory Field on Thursday morning. The game came less than a week after the Raiders’ loss in the Div. 5 Eastern Mass final, but Watertown looked sharp against the Marauders. Watertown football coach John Cacace said his seniors wanted to defeat their rivals. “After the careers they had and after the season they had, you don’t want to go out with a bad taste in your mouth,” Cacace said. “They really wanted this one and they played like they wanted it.”

Raiders Beat Belmont in Thanksgiving Football Game

The 2017 Thanksgiving Day game at Victory Field pits two teams which have had very different fortunes during the season, but the traditional rivalry tends to bring out the best in the underdog and usually makes for a close game. The Raiders look to extend their winning streak over their rivals to six when they play the game at Victory Field on Thursday. Follow live updates here. Kickoff is at at 10:15 a.m.:

Watertown runs out the clock on the 97th meeting with Belmont.  Final Watertown 35, Belmont 16

49 seconds left 4th, Belmont kicks 35 yard field goal.

Lowell School Students Send a Message of Peace Before Thanksgiving

Lowell School took one of their core values and ran with it, creating a bit of a Facebook sensation. The day before Thanksgiving, the school held a kindness assembly, said Lowell’s interim principal Phil Oates. “It was facilitated by Eileen Donahue, our physical education teacher,” Oates said. “She taught the kids a rhyming kindness message that we all said together as a school.” Donahue, who is also coach of the Watertown High School field hockey team, took photos of children doing acts of kindness and featured them during the presentation.

Watertown Football Holds Off Belmont, Clinches a Share of Middlesex Title

BELMONT – In a dual of running backs, Watertown held off a second half charge by Belmont to win the 2016 edition of the Thanksgiving Day football rivalry. 

Both teams had runners who accumulated more than 200 yards and scored three touchdowns apiece, but it took a late interception for the Raiders to escape Harris Field with the win – the fifth straight in the series. Watertown football coach John Cacace praised the character of his players for coming out on top Thursday. “They are great leaders. They keep everything in perspective and the know they have to keep playing and play hard,” Cacace said. “That was a real comeback they put on there there and we responded when we needed to.”