Raiders Kick Off Football Season With Victory Over Arlington Catholic

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Charlie Breitrose

Junior receiver John Korte pushes off a Plymouth South defender on the way to a long touchdown Friday at Victory Field.

Charlie Breitrose

Senior receiver John Korte caught two touchdowns from QB Nick McDermott in the Raiders’ opener against Arlington Catholic. Here he fends off a Plymouth South defender last season.

The Watertown High School football team picked up where it finished last season – with a victory. 

The Raiders defeated Arlington Catholic 50-28 in its non-league home opener on Friday night at Victory Field.

This year, Watertown will be lead by junior quarterback Nick McDermott, and the team showed offensive firepower with more than 500 yards on the night. McDermott had 187 yards and threw two touchdowns.

One of his main targets was senior wide receiver John Korte, who caught both touchdowns and had 163 yards on six receptions.

The Raiders hit the road for two straight games before hosting Burlington on Sept. 28. The home schedule also includes Wilmington and Belmont on Thanksgiving, with possible MIAA playoff games before the rivalry game.

Watertown Varsity Football Schedule

Sept. 8 vs. Arlington Catholic, Win 50-28  

Sept. 15 at Plymouth South, 7:00 PM

Sept. 22 at Melrose, 7:00 PM 

Sept. 28 vs. Burlington, 7:00 PM  

Oct. 6 vs. Wilmington, 7:00 PM

Oct. 13 at Stoneham, 6:30 PM

Oct. 20 at Wakefield, 7:00 PM 

Oct. 27 Open Date (First Round of MIAA Playoffs)

Nov. 3 Open Date (Section Semifinals of MIAA Playoffs)

Nov. 10 Open Date (Section Finals of MIAA Playoffs)  

Nov. 23 vs. Belmont, 10:15 AM


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