Watertown Football Team Looks to Return to Winning Ways in 2019

The Watertown High School football team hopes to celebrate more wins in 2019 after the team’s string of winning seasons, winning streak against Belmont, and playoff streams were broken in 2018. For the Watertown High football team in 2018, it is safe to say things did not go according to plan. Injuries to key players before the regular season even started set the tone for a year that led to a final record of 4-7. The 2018 season saw the end of many streaks the Raiders were accustomed to extending such as beating Belmont on Thanksgiving (five years in a row), making the playoffs (five straight seasons) and finishing with a winning record (nine straight years). All those streaks will have to start over in 2019.

Watertown Football’s 2019 Schedule Includes Thanksgiving Game

Watertown High School’s football season kicks off with some preseason games this week. In a few weeks the Watertown High School football team kicks off a season featuring at least four home games, including the annual Thanksgiving game, but their preseason slate begins this week. The Raiders come off their first losing season in several years. This fall Coach John Cacace’s team will look to erase the disappointment of a 4-7 record, which saw WHS miss the playoffs and lose to their archrivals, Belmont, after six straight wins. Watertown’s 2019 campaign begins with a non-league home game against Arlington Catholic on Sept.

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 Football on a Hot Streak after Winning Third Game in a Row

The return of running back Mange Camara helped the Watertown High School claim its third win in a row this week. The Raiders returned to Victory Field Friday night, and Camara exploded for three touchdowns in Watertown’s 25-22 win over Newburyport in the non-playoff game. The senior’s first touchdown came on a 75 yard run. The kick was missed, leaving the score 6-0 after the first quarter. Camara was not the only Raider to find the end zone.

Watertown Football Team on a Winning Streak, Hosting Home Game This Week

The Watertown High School football team put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season on when the Raiders defeated Boston Latin 17-14. Watertown will seek to extend its winning streak when it returns to Victory Field on Friday. The Raiders traveled to White Stadium in Boston on Friday to face the Wolfpack in a non-playoff, non-league game. With two touchdowns by junior running back Karim Monroe, plus a field goal and two extra points by Adam Haloui, the Raiders staked a 17-0 third quarter lead. Boston Latin (0-9) rallied for two touchdowns, but the Raiders held on for the three point victory.

WHS Sports: Two League Titles, Coach Wins 200th, Football Wins Rematch of Thriller

Two Watertown High School teams claimed Middlesex League titles this fall. 
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The Raiders claimed the Middlesex Freedom title by beating Burlington 3-0, and the team gave its coach a milestone victory. Tuesday’s win gave Watertown’s second league title — the last coming in 2016 — and the first time the school won the league outright. On Thursday, the Raiders defeated Wilmington 3-1, with junior Gevork Karapetyan scoring two goals in the road victory. The win also gave coach Frank Cacia his 200th career win and 100th win with Watertown. The Raiders will find out their first tournament opponent this week.

WHS Sports: Football Ends Regular Season, Boy’s Soccer Clinches Tourney

Watertown senior quarterback Nick McDermott and sophomore running back Shakel Inniss each scored touchdowns, but the Raiders’ comeback effort fell short against Wakefield Friday night. Watertown High School’s 21-13 loss at Victory Field drops the Raiders to 1-6 on the year, and into an unfamiliar position for the team under coach John Cacace. The Raiders look like they will miss the MIAA Div. 5 North tournament for the first time in several years, and — with four games remaining — will have a losing record. The Boston Globe’s High School Football Power Rankings has Watertown ranked 10th in Div.