Senior Night doesn’t go as planned for Watertown High football

Raiders (2-2) will play next three games away from Victory Field after losing 33-7

Chris Gagnon, Raider Times staff

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The Watertown High football team didn’t succeed on top during Senior Night, losing to Wilmington, 33-7, at Victory Field on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

The Raiders (2-2) will play their next three games on the road, starting Friday, Oct. 11, at Stoneham.

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The Watertown High football team hosted Wilmington on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Raiders fell, 33-7, at Victory Field.

“We need to focus better this week,” said junior David Manoukian, who scored in the second quarter. “It’s hard when some varsity players aren’t 100 percent and we had to move people around and play out all positions. We just need to improve all around as a team. As a team, we … didn’t perform to the best of our abilities and execute the way we were supposed to. Too many mistakes.”

Wilmington started off strong, as Bailey Smith broke through Watertown’s defensive line and didn’t seem like stopping. He scored three touchdowns in the first half.

The WHS students in the bleachers kept everyone’s spirits high as they cheered for the football team every second of every quarter.

After the loss, WHS coach John Cacace said, “Didn’t play well … Felt like team could’ve played better. Needed more [line of] scrimmage control. Just wasn’t our day.”

Raider Times photo / Leah Knipper-Davis
Senior Brennan Cook (4) was honored at Victory Field during Senior Night when the Watertown High School football team played Wilmington on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

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The scene at Victory Field during Senior Night when the Watertown High football team played Wilmington on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

Raider Times photo / Emma Fallon
The scene at Victory Field during Senior Night when the Watertown High football team played Wilmington on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The host Raiders lost, 33-7.

–Oct. 9, 2019–

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