WHS Sports: Football Grabs a Win, Soccer Ends Year, Runners Compete at States

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Watertown’s football bounced back from their first loss of the season with a decisive win over visiting Saugus on Friday night. 

The Raiders’ lacked a passing attack, but still racked up more than 300 yards of offense. Senior Austin Farry scored three touchdowns and sophomore Zachary Rimsa added two more in the 33-15 win, according to the report on WickedLocal.com.

Watertown improved to 8-1 and will play Weston this week. The site and place is to be determined.

Boy’s Soccer

Watertown has been a outstanding tournament team the last two years – reaching the state final in 2012 and the semifinals in 2013. This season was no different.

After winning its first round game, the Raiders (9-6-5) fell on Friday, but the they did not go down without a fight. Taking on North Reading (13-3-3), the top seed in the North Section Div. 3 tournament, Watertown kept the game scoreless and forced overtime. North Reading scored six minutes into the extra session to win the section quarterfinal.

Cross Country

Watertown High School’s runners took on the best of Eastern Massachusetts during the MIAA Eastern State Cross Country Championships.

The Raiders’ girls’ squad came in eighth place overall – the highest finish for a the girls in “at least 25 years,” coach Tom Wittenhagen told the Watertown Tab. Watertown’s was led by junior Katherine Tolman, who placed 24th with her time of 20:31.00 on the 5000 meter course at Wrentham Developmental Center. She narrowly missed qualifying for the All State Meet.

Freshman Beth Powderly finished 37th, senior Tina Touri came in 41st, junior Sarah Greim placed 86th, junior Hannah McCall came in 118th and senior Molly Day finished 157th.

The Watertown boys’ cross country team placed 16th at the meet. Top runner for the boys’ squad was junior Amin Touri finished 19th in the Div. 5 race, with a time of 17:03.90. Touri qualified for the Div. 2 All State Meet on Nov. 15 at Franklin Park. He is the first runner to qualify for the state’s top meet in cross country since 2004, Wittenhagen told the Watertown Tab.

Junior Jeremy Breen finished 52nd, junior Austin Lin placed 105th, senior Jared LeClair came in 150th, sophomore Samuel Cohen finished 152nd, junior Jason Wilkins was 169th and sophomore Daniel Carito came in 173rd.

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