Archive - Nov 22, 2012 - Sports Article
CUMBERLAND â€” A Big Blue tidal wave washed ashore Thanksgiving morning, a powerful force that proved to swallow Woonsocket High whole.
Cumberland High put on a holiday clinic in how to lick the plate clean, as the Clippers took it to the Novans, 32-0, in the 49th installment of this Turkey Day series. The two teams will now look toward next Tuesday and the Division II semifinals. Cumberland returns to Tucker Field against West Warwick while Woonsocket welcomes Central to Barry Field.
LINCOLN â€” In the third chapter of the budding Thanksgiving rivalry between neighboring municipalities, Central Falls High snagged a 27-22 non-league victory over Lincoln before 300 fans at Ferguson Field on Wednesday night.
Following this most entertaining game, Warriors' coach Mo Jackson â€“ in his grid coaching finale â€“ addressed the players from both squads at midfield, and awarded a new tradition, the Game MVP trophy in the shape of a mini-Heisman, to Lions' junior running back Cory Gaskell.
PAWTUCKET â€” For Tolman running back Mamour Samb, it was the most satisfying six-yard run of his high school career.
With the Tigers looking at a potential game-clinching third-and-five at their own 15-yard line â€“ opponent Shea had burned its final timeout with 2:57 flashing on the Max Read Field scoreboard â€“ the cunning Samb burst through the fray and covered the necessary yardage, and then some. Sambâ€™s timely jaunt wound up being the final play of consequence as Tolman secured a 12-7 â€śThanksgiving Eveâ€ť verdict against crosstown rival Shea.