Division 3

Feehan devours Sandwich

D-R is up next for Shamrocks

By Bob Holmes
Globe Staff / November 27, 2009

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The MIAA playoffs were anything but normal for Bishop Feehan last fall. This time around, the Shamrocks would like one less controversy and two more wins.

After winning the Eastern Athletic Conference and finishing with a 9-1 record last year, Bishop Feehan was caught in a hurricane of legal battles and delays as semifinal opponent Mansfield was first removed from the tournament, then returned after being granted a temporary injunction. While everyone else played Tuesday, Bishop Feehan waited until Wednesday before losing to Mansfield, 22-6.

This year, Bishop Feehan has done its part, winning the EAC title and advancing to a Division 3 semifinal matchup with Dighton-Rehoboth. Yesterday, in a nonleague matchup with Sandwich, Bishop Feehan (8-2) pitched a shutout, 28-0.

Feehan was clicking on all cylinders. Tommy Romero air-mailed a pair of touchdown passes to Nick Cataldo, and Kevin Boland padded the lead with a 9-yard rush in the third.

The defense chipped in with a touchdown of its own in the first quarter, as Andrew Nunes recovered a fumble and took it 38 yards to paydirt.

South Coast Dighton-Rehoboth 20, Seekonk 6 - A solid defensive performance and a persistent ground attack paced the South Coast Conference champion Falcons. Shane Caito scored on a pair of 2-yard runs.

Wareham 38, Bourne 14 - Patrick Murphy scored three touchdowns, and E.J. Bennett contributed two scores and two conversions.


Bishop Stang 12, Bishop Connolly 6 - Tyler Dedrick’s 31-yard TD pass to Harry Flynn was the difference for Bishop Stang, which also got a 2-yard fumble return by Brett Botelho.

Somerset 37, Case 0 - Somerset led, 30-0, at halftime on the way to its fourth straight victory over Case. Seth Demello rushed for 232 yards and a 2-point conversion.

East Bridgewater 28, Rockland 7 - Tim O’Brien ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Vikings surprised the Bulldogs. Despite the loss, Rockland’s season continues against Marblehead in the Division 3 semifinals.

Greater New Bedford 33, Diman 0 - Jordan Burris tallied three rushing TDs for the Bears.

Hanover 37, Norwell 22 - Brett Wheeler rushed for 260 yards and two touchdowns and Fran Armstrong led the defensive effort with 10 tackles for the Indians.

Carver 21, Middleboro 7 - Dave Lake rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Owen Moore ran for another in the third quarter as the Crusaders rolled past the Sachems.