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New Mission loses first game to Dorchester, 36-0

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  September 7, 2012 08:21 PM

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Dorchester running back Dale Cooper was a key part of the Bears potent ground game against New Mission on Friday at White Stadium.

The New Mission Titans lost to the Dorchester Bears Friday night at White Stadium, 36-0. New Mission is a new team in the City League and this game was their debut.

“They played a great game and I want to congratulate them,” Dorchester coach Richard Moran said.

New Mission sophomore running back, Steven Thomas was also proud of his team.
“We didn’t have the numbers and not everyone from our roster played,” he said. “But we tried our best and I’m happy with what we did.”

In the first quarter Dorchester's Ki Harris recovered a fumble by New Mission but the Titans' defense kept the Bears from taking advantage.

Dorchester got two first-half touchdowns from Hakim Harris, who scored from the 13-yard and 5-yard lines, and Dale Cooper, who scored from the 1.

“I think I did good, but my line was excellent,” Hakim Harris said. “They block and I run.”

Dorchester junior quarterback Demetrius Leary, returned the third quarter kickoff 60 yards to bring the score to 28-0, and Ki Harris finished off the scoring with a 10-yard rush in the fourth quarter.

Even with Dorchester’s big win, New Mission is keeping a positive attitude for the rest of the season.

“The game was a little young and immaturity showed up in some plays,” New Mission coach Michael Pittman said. “We’ll be better as the season goes on.”

Mary Pavlu can be reached at mary.pavlu@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MaryPavlu.

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