Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wildcats topple Melrose in big Small School tilt.
With a tightly contested Middlesex League Small School Division, every game the rest of the way is a big one for the Wilmington football team. Friday night was no exception, and the Wildcats stepped up to the occasion. Entering the most recent action, Wilmington, Burlington, Watertown and Melrose were all tied for the second best record in the league behind undefeated Wakefield. Following Friday, things are a little clearer, but not much. The Wildcats came back from a fourth quarter deficit to earn a 19-14 win over Melrose, improving the locals to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the league. Following the loss, Melrose is now 1-2 in league play and 6-2 overall. John Parsons gave Wilmington a 7-0 edge early on with a six-yard run in the first …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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The town of Wilmington has changed a lot since the year 1939. Older buildings all over town have been renovated and replaced, new businesses have arrived and the population has boomed. Local sports, like so many other things, have changed quite a bit also. Yes, our Wildcats have always been winners but, without a doubt, the faces and the uniforms have come a very long way. Wilmington High School’s 1939 football team was, without a doubt, a memorable one. During a December celebration at Grange Hall the team was honored for having attained the first undefeated football season in Wilmington history. During the ceremony football Coach Driscoll, along with Superintendent Bean, presented each starting player with a gold football. Members of …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
After postponement, Wakefield dominates locals.
As Wilmington headed into halftime trailing 7-0, the skies opened up and a swirling wind surrounding Alumni Stadium. The sun was out by the time the Wildcats emerged from the locker room, but it was a stormy second half for the locals against Wakefield. The visiting Warriors took the football on the opening kick off of the third quarter, scored five plays later and never look back as they pounded home 28 points in the final 22 minutes of play and earned a 35-7 win. Trailing 14-0, Matt Ferreira looked to snag momentum as he took a quarterback sneak and carried players from both teams for about 10 yards on fourth down with 5:58 left in the third quarter. But Wakefield intercepted a Ferreira pass on the next play and went on to score to snag …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Wilmington takes fourth quarter lead, but falls 39-29.
Wilmington limited Woburn standout running back Chucky Ortiz to just one touchdown in the first half. But after John Parsons took over the lead for the Wildcats, Ortiz took over the game for the Tanners. Parsons blasted 33 yards for a touchdown one play after quarterback Matt Ferreira scampered 47 yards on a quarterback keeper, and Wilmington led 21-20 with 9:54 to play on Friday night. But Ortiz scored three times within about three minutes late in the fourth, five times total in the game, and Wilmington fell, 39-29, under the lights of Alumni Stadium. Ferreira opened the scoring and put the hosts ahead 7-0 with 1:39 to play in the opening frame. After the Tanners cracked the scoreboard in the second quarter, Ed DeLucia sprung free for a …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wildcat football team earns soggy victory over Masco.
John Parsons bruised his way into the end zone and gave Wilmington a 7-0 lead after the Wildcats took the opening kickoff and chewed up the next 9:14 of the first quarter. It was the only time Wilmington would light the scoreboard the rest of the game. Still, the Wildcat defense buckled down, stuffed Masconomet inside the red zone in the final minutes and helped the team improve to 2-0 on the season. The Chieftains made for a pulse pounding finish as they drove inside the Wilmington 10-yard line with 1:11 remaining. But on 4th down, Masco fired an incomplete pass near the sidelines and the Wildcats took over on downs, ran out the clock, and celebrated the victory.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
In a battle between the Middlesex League's two newest teams, Wilmington's John Parsons ran for 241 yards and three touchdowns in the 28-14 win.
Despite dominating play and possession in the first half, the Wilmington High football team found itself tied, 14-14, just moments after halftime Friday night, as Arlington’s Matt Garcia took the second half’s opening kickoff back 80 yards to the house in front of his home crowd. Three plays later, however, the tide would turn in Wilmington’s favor once again, as after getting stuffed on first down, Wilmington’s senior running back, John Parsons, connected with junior Tim Woods on a halfback-option pass for 28 yards and then ran up the gut for a 35-yard touchdown, one of his three on the night. In all, Parsons would have 241 yards on 23 carries to go along with his three touchdowns, one pass and one catch in Wilmington’s 28-14 win over …
Check back at 5 p.m. Saturday for complete coverage.
Wilmington High School opened its 2011 football season with a kick off against Arlington High School, and the Wildcats used a dominant backfield performance to run away with a 28-14 win. We'll have complete game coverage of the win at 5 p.m., but for now, enjoy these images from the game.