When Watertown High School’s football team faces Belmont on Thanksgiving morning it will mark 100 years since the rivalry began.
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Final Watertown 25, Belmont 0
0:54 left, Belmont’s 4th down attempt stopped well short. Watertown takes over
3:38 left, Watertown punts. A penalty on the punt pushes Belmont back to its own 22
8:27 left, Belmont goes for it on 4th and 25. Get a yard pass, Watertown takes over at own 30
11:20 left, Belmont quarterback hit and fumbles. Belmont recovers after a 12 yard loss
0:00 Belmont completes a 29 yard pass on 3rd and 9. Ball on Watertown 37
1:59 left, Touchdown Watertown! Mason Andrade powers it in on 3rd and goal from the 3. Extra point good. Watertown 25, Belmont 0
3:28 left, Watertown goes for it on 4th and less than a yard. First and goal at the Belmont 6
8:05 left, Belmont goes for it on 4th and 2, stopped for a loss. Watertown takes over ar the Belmont 26
9:25 left, Field goal from 27 yards out good! Watertown 18, Belmont 0
11:42 left, Mason Andrade returns the kickoff to the Belmont 8
Halftime, Watertown 15, Belmont 0
0:14, Touchdown! short pass from Johnny Cacace to Nathan Master. 2 pt try stopped, Watertown 15, Belmont 0
0:19, Andrade runs to the Belmont 3, 3rd and goal
1:30 left, ball moved to Belmont 17, 2nd and 9
2:37 left, a penalty and tackles for losses maks it 4th and 23 from the Belmont 2. Punt returned to the Belmont 28
4:51 left, return to 30 but illegal block moves it to Belmont 15
5:00 left, Touchdown Watertown! Andrade walks into end zone. Extra point blocked. Kick was low. Watertown leads 9-0
5:07 left, 21 yard run by Andrade to Belmont 6
6:45 left, First down on Belmont 34 after 3 yard run by Andrade
9:00 left, Andrade takes direct snap for 10. First down at the Belmont 45
11:02 left. Holding call brings back a 63 yard touchdown by Andrade
0:00 Watertown 3, Belmont 0
0:28 left, incomplete pass brings up 4th down at the Watertown 44. Belmont punts. Returned to the Watertown 17
2 left fumble on snap loses 15
2:48 left. Belmont got 1st down then hit a 21 yard pass on 3rd down to move to the Watertown 44.
5:02 left. Kickoff returned to Belmont 23
5:13 left Watertown makes a 26 yard field goal. Lead 3-0. Drive stalled after 2 incomplete passes. Andrade ran it 10 yards to the 9 on 3rd down
6:48 left Holding on Watertown. 1st and goal from the 19
7:28 left. Mason Andrade takes direct snap and runs for 14
8:54 left First down at the Belmont 29
9:51 left Watertown stops Belmont on 3rd and 1. Short pint returned to the Belmont 40
Belmont starts at their 20
10:12 am Belmont won the toss and will receive
10:10 am Teams just ran on the field.
The bitter rivals last met two years ago at Victory Field when Belmont defeated Watertown 24-14. The Marauders have won the last two Thanksgiving Day games, leaving the overall series at 48 wins for Watertown, 45 wins for Belmont and 5 ties. The game was not held last season, and was cancelled in 1940 due to snow, according to Wikipedia.
The 2021 Thanksgiving Day game starts at 10 a.m. Follow Watertown News for live updates.
This season, the Raiders went 5-3 in the regular season (4-2 in the Middlesex League Freedom Division) and earned a spot in the MIAA Div. 5 Football Playoffs. Watertown traveled to Dover-Sherborn, and lost 21-7, but defeated Austin Prep in a non-playoff game to improve to 6-4.
The team has relied on its running game, particularly senior running back Mason Andrade. He has scored 13 of the Raiders’ 23 touchdowns. Watertown quarterback, junior Johnny Cacace, has also had some success running and passing to his receivers, including senior Nathan Master and junior Billy McHugh.
Belmont (4-6, 3-4 Middlesex Liberty) comes into the rivalry game on a four-game losing streak, including two non-playoff games. First year Belmont Head Coach Brian McCray has had to use two quarterbacks this season after senior Ryan Broderick got injured in the fourth game of the season.
Sophomore quarterback Jayden Arno replaced him. One of his targets is his brother, Tyler, a senior wide receiver. The Marauders use a pair of running backs, senior Gordon Lassiter and sophomore Adrien Gurung.