"We challenged our offensive line a little bit," Fiore said. CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes to outplay Deshaun Watson in their first meeting since they entered the NFL, and the Chicago Bears snapped a six-game losing... Sarah Fuller has scored more college football points than you, How you can watch Texans-Bears game if CBS is blacked out, NBA vet blasts James Harden for not helping Rockets' Black coach, Report compares Texans' Jack Easterby to Game of Thrones villain. "We're still plagued by penalties and we've got to clean it up," Fiore said.But Reading regained its composure at the half and opened up the third quarter with its most impressive series of the night, moving 65 yards in just four plays to blow the game wide open at 28-0. The first was set up by an Edson sack of Stanton on fourth down, as the 11-yard loss gave Reading possession at the Somerville 19. Junior tailback Tino Perrina rushed for three more touchdowns and 129 yards and fellow junior tailback Ryan Pollock added two more scores on the ground in another show of total domination by the Rockets. Quarterback Brian Murray completed a 13-yard pass to sophomore tight end Nick Lund on a little delay pattern and Lund found a soft spot over the middle for the key first-down pickup.Flores lost eight yards as he was forced to the outside and the Melrose pursuit had him hemmed in with no where to go.But, it was Murray to Lund again as the 6-foot-7 receiver hauled in the pass in traffic with two defenders on him. The Rockets added two more scores in the third quarter. H.S. Quarterback Brian Murray completed a 13-yard pass to sophomore tight end Nick Lund on a little delay pattern and Lund found a soft spot over the middle for the key first-down pickup. I'm real happy with the way we played the run.". In the first half Somerville managed only two first downs and 49 yards of offense. The former Texans defensive tackle posted an update Wednesday morning saying he was headed into surgery. As area high school football observers saw with the unparalelled successes of the Reading Pizzottis from 1995-2003, Melrose cousin Jack is also cut from the same mold.This kid can flat out play.After narrowly being beaten out of the starting QB position last year by Dale Parsons, Pizzotti has assumed the regins and control of the Melrose offense. So be it.Melrose (5-0, 4-0 ML) proved why it is back in the hunt for the Middlesex League title with a convincing 32-6 win over Woburn at Green Field. Sports coverage, as with news coverage, is intensely local, often with no or only one regional or national story—written by the Associated Press —on the front page. Please enter a valid email address. The Rockets seemingly are willing to be patient with James Harden's reported trade demands. READING — Five years without a winning season can seem like an eternity for a team that claimed nine Middlesex League titles and four Super Bowl championships in a recent 12-year span (1992-2003). Reading took a 20-0 lead at the break and it was obvious that the game was out of reach for the overmatched Highlanders (2-4). "We're still plagued by penalties and we've got to clean it up," Fiore said. "They played Burlington High football the way it's supposed to be played for 44 minutes. KHOU Channel 11 is blacked out for AT&T customers, but here's a workaround so you can still watch sports this weekend. Once in awhile in sports you have to give credit to the other guy. By Mark Nadeau news@woburnonline.com Sean McClorey scored Melrose's final TD on a five-yard run early in the fourth. But, a Pizzotti eight-yard run then a 14-yard pass completion to Omar Bareentpicked up the first down. But the Reading High football team assured itself of at least that modest goal with a 41-6 dismantling of visiting non-league Somerville, 41-6, on Friday night at Birch Meadow. After a false start set the Rockets back five yards, Andre found Perrina up the seam for a 41-yard pass all the way down to the Somerville three.One play later Perrina powered in up the middle for a one-yard touchdown run. Davis caught a pass for five yards on first down, but consecutive incompletions created a fourth-and-five, and a sack by Gwanyalla-Fokum thwarted Winchester once more.

Field position was an issue for the Sachems throughout the game and an illegal block on the opening kickoff of the second half had them pinned back on their seven.

But just like the previous two drives, Winchester was able to move the ball into Burlington's end, and again it was primarily through the air. MELROSE — The walk from the field to the Woburn team buses in front of Melrose High on Friday night was one of resignation and acceptance for the Tanners. Football: Burlington 21, Winchester 8 (Oct. 20) On a third and short at the Reading 37, Perrina darted through a hole and took off up the left sidelines for a 63-yard touchdown run. Melrose in such control of the evening, Pizzotti needed to throw only four passes and completed two. The first of three successful extra point tries by Ideen Chelanger put Burlington up, 7-0, with 4:36 left in the first quarter.

Each team went three and out after that but a 30-yard punt by Moran left Winchester pinned inside its 20 at the 18. Apart from his eponymous and wildly popular 2010 dance song “Do the John Wall," that is. Sam Cummings recovered at the 35 with 7:09 left in the third quarter.

Burlington capitalized on the turnover to apply the game's knockout punch, a nine-play, 65-yard drive that ended with a touchdown and a 21-0 lead with 2:51 remaining in the third quarter.

The Devils used a combination of O'Neil and Cummings on the ground to pick up the first 13 yards before Farley completed a 10 yard pass to O'Meara to get into Winchester territory.

A nice open-field tackle by cornerback Joey Cleary forced the Devils to go for a fourth-and-one from the Sachem 34. Quarterback Stan Andre completed a five-yard pass to favorite target Jim Queeney to convert a crucial fourth and three situation at the Somerville 44. Sam Cummings recovered at the 35 with 7:09 left in the third quarter.

Burlington capitalized on the turnover to apply the game's knockout punch, a nine-play, 65-yard drive that ended with a touchdown and a 21-0 lead with 2:51 remaining in the third quarter.

The Devils used a combination of O'Neil and Cummings on the ground to pick up the first 13 yards before Farley completed a 10 yard pass to O'Meara to get into Winchester territory.

A nice open-field tackle by cornerback Joey Cleary forced the Devils to go for a fourth-and-one from the Sachem 34. But on the next play wingback Jeff Guzman fumbled after running into the line. Access daily-chronicle.com and all Shaw Local content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area. Larry Gilligan recovered for the Rockets.Reading then went on a seven-play, 51-yard drive to take a 6-0 lead. Rockets open Dec. 23, play 14 national TV games in first... Memes mock Texans as they lose in most Houston fashion, Ex-Texans player posts Instagram video shortly after being shot. They practice just as hard and diligent during the week as you do and sometimes it works out that the other guy is just better. The first was set up by an Edson sack of Stanton on fourth down, as the 11-yard loss gave Reading possession at the Somerville 19. One play later Pollock ran in for his second score of the night. We were physical on defense, moved the ball well on offense and did all the little things you need to win. Friday night at Harris Field, however, Hyppolite did a lot for Wakefield with his right foot.

Hyppolite preserved the Warriors' undefeated 5-0 record, and may have saved Wakefield's quest for a Middlesex League title, when he booted a 27-yard field goal with five seconds left to beat Belmont, 21-19, keeping the Warriors in a tie for first place in the ML at 4-0.

The Marauders, looking for a stunning third straight upset, were only a little under two minutes away from knocking off Wakefield when they held a 19-18 lead and possession of the ball at the Warriors' 45-yard line.

Wakefield middle linebacker Mike Holler forced a Belmont fumble, though, and senior defensive back Nick Dettorre fell on the ball.

The Warriors took over on their own 38 with 1:46 left and went 62 yards on 12 plays, capping it off with Hyppolite's field goal and touching off a wild celebration on the sideline. The Division 1 prospect's kick sailed right down the middle, dropping Belmont to 2-2 in the ML and to 2-4 overall.

, WOBURN — The hard work has always been there but the Burlington High football team finally got the results it was looking for in a 21-8 triumph over Winchester, Saturday night at WMHS Stadium.

The Red Devils took a 14-0 lead after one quarter and then caused the Sachem offense to flounder for much of the rest of the gain.

Burlington coach Shawn Maguire was looking for consistency from his team and it delivered, getting a balanced attack from quarterback Brendan Farley and running backs Sam Cummings and Shayne O'Neil, plus a defensive effort that produced five sacks and two fumble recoveries.

"The kids did a lot of good things tonight," said Maguire. So if there were any disbelievers left out there about Melrose, put those notions to rest, as Melrose continues to know how to play football along the Fellsway.And if there are any others out there that think the name Pizzotti is not synonomous with high school football success, disspell that notion too. Then a holding penalty on second down backed it up to the eight. Flores lost eight yards as he was forced to the outside and the Melrose pursuit had him hemmed in with no where to go. A fumble on the second play of the opening possession set Melrose up at the Tanner 35. The Tanners had a chance to go ahead, but the extra-point kick failed, but it was tied 6-6 early in the second quarter. "Although the Middlesex League is known for its pass-happy, spread offenses this season, the Highlanders came out in an unconventional double-wing set with no wide receivers and everyone packed in to run the ball. Well the reality of the situation was simply: Melrose was clearly the better team. Explaining the rebrand of the Houston Dynamo and Dash, Inside the Houston Dash's beer-filled championship celebration, Houston Dash jerseys a salute to Oilers' Luv Ya Blue era, Quintero, Cerén score, short-handed Dynamo beat Dallas, 'Christmas Star': Double planet sighting, meteor shower expected to light up December skies, Covid's U.S. toll: Nearly 300,000 dead and a stalemate between fatalism and hope, Netflix's Selena series mistakenly gives shout out to Houston's Riff Raff, How dozens of judges across the political spectrum rejected Trump's efforts to overturn the election, The 'smallest Target in the world' in West Texas has been torn down, Photos: Clear Falls versus Strake Jesuit full game photo gallery, Clear Falls football versus Strake Jesuit playoff game photo gallery, Photos: Pearland football versus Clear Springs playoff game, South Texas school forfeits playoff spot after player attacks ref, South Texas high school football player attacks referee, Photo gallery: Friendswood volleyball versus Terry area playoff game, AP Interview: Tokyo leader: Vaccines give hope for Olympics, On Football: No excuse for being unready for December games, Bills improve to 10-3 with 26-15 win over sloppy Steelers, No. "But we have no excuses. Sports coverage, as with news coverage, is intensely local, often with no or only one regional or national story -- written by the Associated Press -- on the front page. Cummings burst through the middle of the Winchester defense and into the secondary, continuing on into the end zone.

Mangano had to leave the game, early in the fourth quarter, after getting his bell rung at the end of a 12-yard run down the right sideline.

Sprague entered the game as Mangano's replacement and was immediately faced with a fourth-and-five from his own 32. I'm real happy with the way we played the run. The first of three successful extra point tries by Ideen Chelanger put Burlington up, 7-0, with 4:36 left in the first quarter.

Each team went three and out after that but a 30-yard punt by Moran left Winchester pinned inside its 20 at the 18. The latest sports news for San Francisco Bay Area teams: 49ers, Raiders, Giants, Oakland A's, Warriors and more. San Francisco Chronicle subscribers get access to our exclusive Bay Area guides and interactive data trackers, from the California wildfires map to our New Restaurants Guide. "The Rockets added two more scores in the third quarter. Burlington has been playing some great teams, just like we have, and they played better than us tonight. "

The Red Devils got its offense going on its second drive, which began at their 45 following a Winchester punt.

Three straight carries by O'Neil yielded 22 yards and a first down in Sachem territory and a Farley nine-yard completion to Tim O'Meara gave Burlington a first down at the 24.

A 14-yard run by Sean Moran got the Devils into the red zone and three plays later Farley barged in from the one for the game's first touchdown. As area high school football observers saw with the unparalelled successes of the Reading Pizzottis from 1995-2003, Melrose cousin Jack is also cut from the same mold. While a bad snap on a Melrose punt turned into points for Woburn, the Red Raiders did not put up with any other nonsense from the Black & Orange as they limited the rebuilding Tanners to just 53 yards of total offense.The Red Raiders rolled up 303 yards rushing and had four different players score touchdowns. "We challenged our offensive line a little bit," Fiore said. Two runs by Justin Flores went no where and the Tanners were faced with a third-and-10 situation. Woburn again looked to have Melrose in trouble on a third and 10 from the Melrose 48, but a roughing the passer penalty extended the drive. Sprague went to Weber (11-80) who continued his big night with a completion to the 41.

Winchester again moved down inside the Burlington 25, with Sprague completing three more passes before the Devil defense stood tall once more, stopping Sprague on three straight incompletions.

Sprague completed four more passes on the final drive of the game, the last a one-yard toss to Thoman in the left side of the end zone with 10 seconds left in the game.

"The only silver lining for us is that this gets us ready for the future," said Sobolewski, of Sprague's late-game work.

The Devils were able to get the winless-monkey off their backs and now can look forward to a successful remainder of the season.

Wakefield 21, Belmont 19

BELMONT - Martin Hyppolite has done plenty for the Wakefield Memorial High School football program with his legs over the last three seasons.

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