Watertown High School Athletes Gearing Up for State Tourney, Some Along Side Belmont Players

by Charlie BreitroseSenior Laura Biagiotti and the Raiders’ girls basketball team have had a successful season. Here she plays against Oakmont in the 2023 State Tournament. Watertown High School’s winter sports teams are all on track to make the State Tournament in 2024, and even one group that doesn’t have a team of its own will be playing in the post season. Girls Basketball

The Raiders girls basketball team, under first year head coach Michael Tempesta, has put together two four-game winning streaks on the way to a 10-4 record. Most recently Watertown defeated Stoneham 53-34 at Watertown Middle School (the Raiders home court during the construction of the new high school).

Belmont Rolls Over Raiders in 101st Annual Thanksgiving Game

A Watertown defender gets pressure on the Belmont quarterback in the 2023 Thanksgiving game. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

The 1o1st edition of the annual Thanksgiving game was a one-sided affair, with Belmont celebrating a 47-0 win over Watertown at Victory Field on Thursday. The Raiders tried different combinations of quarterbacks and running backs to try to get the offense going, but when the ball fell incomplete in the end zone as time expired, Watertown remained scoreless in the rivalry game. Even though there was no doubt about the game’s outcome, Watertown fought for points until the final moments of the game. As the final minute disappeared off the clock, the Raiders moved the ball down field with a pair of passes from Gnai Concannon-Garvin to Lucas Pizzuto.

Watertown Playing Belmont for the 101st Time on Thanksgiving: Belmont Wins 47-0

Watertown and Belmont will play for the 101st time on Thursday at Victory Field. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Watertown and Belmont will renew their football rivalry for the 101st time on Thanksgiving at Victory Field. After a special 100th edition in 2022 played at Fenway Park, where Watertown won 21-7, in 2023 the annual Thanksgiving game returns to Watertown 10 a.m. on Thursday. Return to this post for live updates from the game! LIVE UPDATES

Fourth Quarter

Final: Belmont 47, Watertown 0

0:00 – Pizzutocatches it at the 6.

See Photos from Watertown’s Victory Over Belmont at Fenway

Natalie Nigito PhotographyWatertown High School’s football team played on the Boston Red Sox’ home field and defeated Belmont in the 100th edition of the annual rivalry game. Photos by Natalie Nigito and Charlie Breitrose

BOSTON — Watertown defeated Belmont in a special Thanksgiving game played at one of the most storied sporting arenas in America. The Raiders won the 100th game played in the Thanksgiving rivalry, this year played at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. Check out images from the revelry in and around the game. See coverage of the game game by clicking here.

Watertown Triumphs at Fenway in 100th Game Against Belmont

Charlie BreitroseWatertown football coach John Cacace holds the trophy aloft after Watertown defeated Belmont in the Thanksgiving game played at Fenway Park. BOSTON — After letting their rivals from Belmont tie the score on the stroke of halftime, Watertown High School’s football team took control of in the second half to win an extra-special Thanksgiving eve game played under the lights at Fenway Park, 21-7. Watertown Head Coach John Cacace said he had a simple message to inspire the team at halftime. “It feels great man, we work all year to finish it up just like this and I’m so happy for our kids, the way we played the second half,” Cacace said. “I challenged them at  halftime to come out tougher and we did, man.”

Watertown Beats Belmont in the 100th Football Game at Fenway, 21-7

After clashing 99 times in Watertown and Belmont on Thanksgiving, the 100th matchup will take place at the home of the Boston Red Sox on the eve of Turkey Day. Follow live updates from the game here! Fourth Quarter

1:13 left. McHugh intercepts pass returns to the 16. Victory formation

1:32 left, Belmont starts at its 16

1:41 left, McHugh runs it 55 yards for the TD.

Watertown, Belmont Football Rivalry Heading to Fenway Park

Charlie BreitroseWatertown and Belmont mark their 100th game by playing at Fenway Park in 2022. Here, quarterback Johnny Cacace rolls out in the 2021 Thanksgiving Game victory. The 100th annual Thanksgiving clash between Watertown and Belmont will move to the home of the Boston Red Sox in 2022 with a Wednesday afternoon matchup. The Raiders and Marauders will play in one of five high school football rivalry games taking place at Fenway Park this year. Watertown Head Football Coach John Cacace said it presents a unique experience.

Watertown Feasts on Belmont During Shutout Win in the Thanksgiving Game

Charlie BreitroseWatertown senior Nathan Master celebrates after the Raiders defense stopped Belmont during the Thanksgiving Game. Senior Mason Andrade set the tone for Watertown by pancaking a Belmont blocker on the opening kickoff of the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. The Raiders continued to pound the Marauders all game, emerging with a 25-0 win over their rivals. Watertown improved to 7-4, winning four of their last five games, and snapped a two-game losing streak to Belmont. The game was not played last year.