The Raiders' unbeaten record came to an end during the team's trip to Melrose on Friday.
Watertown struck first with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Nick Giordano to TJ Hairston in the first quarter. Melrose got a touchdown to tie it at 7 in the first quarter, according to the Boston Globe report.
Watertown scored again in the second quarter on a fumble recovery, but Melrose went on a scoring run. Melrose tied it at 13 at half (both teams missed extra points). In the second half they scored three more touchdowns, including a 44-yard interception return. Melrose prevailed in the Middlesex League Freedom Division matchup 33-13.
Watertown remains in the hunt for the division title with a 2-1 Middlesex League record (4-1 overall). The Raiders are tied with Melrose and Wakefield, with Watertown beating Wakefield last week.
Next week the Raiders Burlington at Victory Field Friday night at 7 p.m.