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.

Watertown High School Football Runs Into Undefeated Stoneham Team

The undefeated Stoneham football team paid a visit to Victory Field Friday night, and dealt Watertown High School a 51-13 loss. The Raiders (1-5) offense struggled against the Spartans (6-0), and did not score until the fourth quarter. By that time, Stoneham had scored several touchdowns. Watertown junior Karim Monroe scored on a four yard run, but the extra point was missed. The Raiders’ second score came on a 42-yard dash by sophomore running back Shakel Inniss.

Watertown Football Team Runs into Tough Wilmington Team

The Watertown High School football team’s struggles continued on its trip to Wilmington Friday night, where the Raiders fell 33-7. After winning the season opener, the Raiders have dropped the next three leading up to their Middlesex League game at Wilmington. On Friday, Wilmington built a 14 point second quarter lead before the Raiders struck back. Watertown’s David Manoukian then returned the kickoff 72-yards for a touchdown. Wilmington kept the Raiders out of the end zone in the second half, while Peter Marino scored his second and third touchdowns of the evening.