Watertown High School opened the 2018 football season on a high note, scoring a touchdown on the first play, and triumphed over host Arlington Catholic Thursday night.
The game, played at Hormel Stadium in Medford, was delayed by weather, but once the game started, the action began rolling, with senior running back Mange Camara scoring three times.
Watertown junior running back Karim Monroe scored on a 64-yard run on the first play of the game, putting the Raiders up 7-0. The Cougars got within one point in the first quarter, but Camara answered by returning the kickoff for a touchdown to put the Raiders up 13-6 with 4:12 left.
Arlington Catholic got within one at the end of the first quarter. Then Camara scored again, this time on a 74-yard run to put Watertown up 20-12 at half.
In the third quarter, Camara scored again, this time on a pass from quarterback Nick McDermott.
The Cougars scored again to close the gap to nine, but the Raiders won 27-18.
The Raiders come back to Victory Field to play Cambridge Rindge & Latin on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.