Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Raiders trailed after one quarter but came back to win the annual Thanksgiving game against their archrivals.
The Watertown football team suffered seven straight defeats to their rivals from Belmont, but Thursday they did not let an early deficit keep them down. The Raiders (6-5) prevailed 28-7 against the Marauders in the Thanksgiving day clash at Belmont's Harris Field after Watertown got into gear and scored four unanwered touchdowns. Belmont (1-10) had the better of the first quarter, and led 7-0 after Belmont's Max Jones scored a touchdown on a screen pass from quarterback Mike Richardson in the first quarter. Marauders' coach Kevin Gildea had some tricks plays up his sleeve, but on Thursday they did not seem to click. Belmont went for a fake punt late in the second quarter with the score tied at 7. The Raiders stopped them, and drove down …
The Raiders took down the Marauders in Belmont. See details below and follow Patch for reactions, photos and videos from the game.
The Raiders come into the 91st Watertown-Belmont game with a record of 5-5, and need one more win to clinch their fourth-straight winning season. Standing in the way, however, is Belmont, which has beaten Watertown seven straight years. The Marauders have struggled this year, and enter the Thanksgiving game with a record of 1-9. Last year, Belmont had only two wins coming in the the Thanksgiving Game but coach Kevin Gildea's team defeated John Cacace's Watertown, 19-14. The Raiders came into the 2011 game with a record of 6-4. For up-to-the-minute news on this and other stories follow Watertown Patch on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to the free email newsletter. In 2012, Watertown uses a balanced offensive attack, led by senior …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Raiders travel to Belmont to face the rival Marauders and Patch will be there providing live updates from the game.
Thanksgiving means turkey, family and around Massachusetts high school football. This year Watertown travels to Belmont to face the rival Marauders in the annual game and Patch will be there providing up to the minute updates! The game kicks off at 10:15 a.m., so visit Watertown Patch to follow the live blog, add your thoughts and cheer on the Raiders! You can also follow the action on Watertown Patch's Twitter feed, @WatertownPatch. Use the hashtag #WHSFootball or #BHSFootball to add your tweets to the blog. Coach John Cacace's Raiders come into the game with a record of 5-5, and need one more win to clinch their fourth-straight winning season. Belmont and coach Kevin Gildea, however, has won seven straight Thanksgiving games. The game …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Raiders beat the Blue Devils 42-16, with quarterback Joey Farrar throwing three touchdowns in the victory.
Watertown High School jumped out to an early lead against Randolph and won the first home football game of the year 42-16 on Friday night. Senior running back Logan Riley's 55-yard run on the first offensive play of the game set the tone for Watertown. The Raiders improved their record to 3-0 with the non-league win. Senior quarterback Joey Farrar three three touchdown passes before halftime, two to junior Matt Donnell and one to junior T.J. Hairston, to give the Raiders a 27-8 lead. The defense also got in on the scoring when sophomore Jared Grillo returned a fumble for a touchdown, according to the report from the Boston Globe. Next week, the Raiders host Archbishop Williams on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Victory Field.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Boston Herald calls the Raiders football team a "Two-Headed Monster" after beating Shawsheen Valley Tech.
Senior quarterback Joey Farrar and running back Logan Riley teamed up to power the Watertown High School football team to its second win, with a 34-19 victory at Shawsheen Valley Tech on Saturday. The duo's performance caught the eye of the Boston Herald, which dubbed the team a "two-headed monster." Farrar completed 23 of 26 passes for 321 yards in the win up in Billerica, according to the Herald, and Riley scored three touchdowns, two running and one on a pass from Farrar. This week, the Raiders play their home opener against Randolph at 7 p.m. on Friday at Victory Field. For the full Boston Herald article go here.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Michael McGovern, 60, died on July 16.
Former Waltham assistant principal and Watertown coach Michael F. McGovern died this week, according to his obituary posted on the Joyce Funeral Home website. McGovern died at his home in Manomet on July 16. He was 60. McGovern retired from the Waltham Public School system two years ago after a long career. He previously served as the assistant principal of the John W. McDevitt Middle School. He also taught at the McDevitt School, as well as the former South middle school and Henry J. Whittemore Elementary School. McGovern also coached several athletic teams including hockey and football at Waltham High School and Watertown High School, according to his obituary. He also served as the head hockey coach at Newton South High School. …
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Raiders and Marauders met for the 90th time on Thanksgiving.
Belmont came to the new Victory Field and beat Watertown 19-14.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Raiders fell to the Marauders 19-14 in the annual battle between the two arch-rivals.
Watertown fought back within five points, but could not overcome the visitors from Belmont in the annual Thanksgiving clash. The game was the first played on the newly renovated Victory Field.
The Marauders came in and defeated the Raiders 19-14 on the opening day for the renovated Victory Field.
Belmont spoiled the opening game at the newly renovated Victory Field by coming in and defeating Watertown 19-14 in the annual Thanksgiving Day clash. The loss extended the Raiders' losing streak to their archrivals to seven. Down 12 points, Watertown High School's football team started a comeback with a Giovanni Ortiz kickoff return for a touchdown to bring Watertown back within five points. The Raiders had a chance to score the go ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but Belmont stopped Watertown when the Raiders had a first-and-goal. On third down from the seven, the Marauders sacked Watertown quarterback Joey Farrar. The field goal attempt was no good. Watertown had another chance to score. On a drive that started at their own …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The annual Watertown-Belmont game will be filled with action on and off the field this year.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Watertown High School Athletics Department released the following information: THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL 2011 ITINERARY 9 a.m.: Tickets go on sale 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Teams Warm-up on the field 10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.: Opening Day at Victory Field Ceremony (Mr. Mark Sideris, Town Council President) 10:10 a.m. - 10:13 a.m.: Introduce Honorary Captains, Introduce Belmont and Watertown Captains, and Coin Flip 10:13 a.m.: Introduce Color Guard and National Anthem (Watertown High School Band) 10:15 a.m.: Kickoff End of First Quarter: Introduce the Belmont-Watertown Pop Warner Cheerleaders and Football Players Half Time: Introduce the Watertown State Championship Field Hockey Team, and Introduce the Belmont High School Band End of Third …