Saturday, October 13, 2012
James Sullivan was the only Tewksbury player who found the end-zone.
- Jay Oza
Saturday, October 13, 2012
After their best offensive effort of the season, a 41-point outburst against Andover last week, Tewksbury High found the end zone only once in a 16-7 loss to Central Catholic last night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. “That was a frustrating one,” said Tewksbury head coach Brian Aylward. After slicing the Andover defense for six touchdowns last week, the Redmen offense left a lot to be desired against Central Catholic, who improved their record to 5-1. Meanwhile, Tewksbury fell to 2-4. The battle in the trenches decided this one, as the Tewksbury offensive line could not contain Central's three man defensive front. “I thought they were very good up front, and that posed some problems for us,” said Aylward. “We knew that those …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Johnny Aylward had four touchdowns, Kevin Dick caught three, and Eddie Matovu ran for two.
- Jay Oza
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Tewksbury High had a chance to knock off an unbeaten team for the second week in a row, but fell short in a slugfest at Doucette Field, 51-42 to Andover. “I think that this is one that will go down as one of the all-time games,” said Redmen head coach Brian Aylward. From the opening kickoff to the final gun, both teams “spilled their guts,” as Aylward said. They combined for 93 points and enough highlight reel plays to keep the healthy crowd in suspense until the finish. After beating a 3-0 Lowell squad last week, 21-0, Aylward had his squad ready to go against another powerhouse offense. “Last week was a tremendous win, one for the ages,” Aylward said. “It doesn’t matter what happens today, or 20 years from now, that’s something that no …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tewksbury High picks up first wins of the season on the road against MVC rival.
High school students don't do any noticeable growing over just six days. But growing up? That's another story. Friday night in Haverhill, the young Tewksbury High football team did what they couldn't do at home last week against Lincoln-Sudbury -- close out a win in the fourth quarter. James Sullivan scored from five yards out with 1:39 left to play and the Redmen defense shut down the high-flying Hillies' attack, en route to a 30-22 win in the MVC opener for both teams. The game was eerily reminiscent of the Redmen's game at Haverhill, won by the Hillies in the final minute. The game Friday was tied, 14-14 at halftime and 22-22 after three quarters before Tewksbury was able put things away. "I'm hoping it was just a matter of gaining …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Tewksbury High jumps out to an early lead but can't hold on against Lincoln-Sudbury.
What looked like a picture perfect start to the 2012 high school season turned to heartbreak, as Tewksbury High fell to Lincoln-Sudbury, 15-12, Saturday afternoon at Doucette Field. The Warriors' Chris Giorgio plowed over from two yards out with 1:20 left to play to complete a 93-yard game-winning touchdown drive and complete a rally from a 12-0 deficit. Tewksbury started the game in perfect fashion as Eddie Matovu returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown and a quick 6-0 lead. Matovu also played a huge game defensively, with three sacks. "As talented as (Eddie) is, he's also a great kid," said Tewksbury Coach Brian Aylward. "And he is as hard of a worker as there is on this team." Tewksbury pushed the lead to 12-0 in the …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest fan in the bleachers.
Here are five pieces of information to start your Tuesday with a smile and to help make you the smartest person refusing to play Christmas music until Dec. 1. 1. Today's Local Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today there is a chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Areas of fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tuesday Night: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after 9pm. Low around 53. Southeast wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. 2. It's Happening Tonight, Part 1: The…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tewksbury Patch will be blogging live from the Tewksbury High vs. Reading High MIAA Division 2 playoff game in Reading. Join the discussion!
Can't make it to tomorrow night's _Tewksbury High_ playoff game at Reading High (7:30 p.m. kickoff)? Don't worry. You can keep up with all the action right here on Tewksbury Patch as we blog live from Reading. We will keep you posted with up-to-the minute updates and highlights. And here is the best part -- YOU can be a part of it. The blog will go live at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and you will have the chance to comment, ask questions and participate in the live conversation. If you're at the game, you can share photos. So join us Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for all the action as the Redmen look to clinch a berth in the Division 2 Super Bowl.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Senior quarterback leads Tewksbury to a 28-21 win over Wilmington
_Tewksbury High_ quarterback Kevin Saunders will be the first guy to tell you that his senior season has been one full of ups and downs. The TMHS signal caller has been knocked out of two games with injuries this year, and has turned the ball over in critical situations in several games. But then again, Saunders has led the Redmen on a remarkable journey, too, piloting the team to historic wins over Andover, Central Catholic, Lowell and Dracut this fall. But if Thanksgiving Day games are the ones you always remember, Saunders will have to look back on this year as a great one, as the Tewksbury captain came up with what was undoubtedly the best offensive performance of his career in leading the Redmen to a thrilling, 28-21 come-from-behind …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A look at why Wilmington is better than Tewksbury.
Tewksbury Local Editor Bill Gilman mapped out why he thinks his town is better than Wilmington. With all due respect to Bill, he couldn't be more wrong. When it comes to this border rivalry, Wilmington takes the cake. For about 80 years, the Redmen and Wildcats have battled on the gridiron on Thanksgiving Day, and this year is no different. The teams kickoff at 10 a.m. in Tewksbury and the crowd should be massive and raucous as always. The towns are rivals on the field, on the court, and on ice, but it runs deeper than that. There is a natural rivalry overall between the towns, which is why we present to you five reasons why Wilmington is indeed the superior town in this battle. 1. The Fourth of July. Wilmington is famous for not just one …
The outcome of Thursday's Thanksgiving Day Gridiron war will be determined as much by the quality of the communities as the quality of the teams.
It's a given that the Tewksbury High football team will run over, around and through Wilmington on Thursday. The only question is how bad the beating will be. To be sure, the Redmen have more talent but the blowout will be fueled by the fact that Tewksbury is simply a better town. Here are five reasons why. 1. The New High School: Our residents voted overwhelmingly to give our students a state-of-the-art facility that will open in 2012. Now, we've heard rumors Wilmington is looking to build a new building that might bring the schools into the 1990s. Good luck with that. 2. The Stanley Cup: Yeah, sure, the Bruins practice over the youth hockey facility in Wilmington. But when the Cup was touring over the summer, THOUSANDS stood in line at …
Fast facts regarding the big game to help make you the smartest woodwind in the band.
Here are seven pieces of information to help make you the smartest fan in the stands. 1. Thanksgiving Day Weather Forecast: According to the National Weather Service, Thanksgiving Day will be sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind around 7 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm. 2. If You Go: Game Time is 10 a.m. at Doucette Field, adjacent to the Ryan School. Tickets bought at the door are $8. In advance they are $7 for adults and $5 for students. 3. Pre-Game Pep Rally: The 5th Annual Redmen Thanksgiving Rally at Tewksbury Elks will be held tonight. There will be a live band. Tickets are $10 at the door. Over 21 only. The event is a fundraiser for Tewksbury High football team. 4. …