By Alex Lefkowitz (Sports Editor).
Brockton, MASS — After allowing a touchdown early in the second quarter, the Sharon Eagles defense did not allow a single point the rest of the game in their primetime matchup at Cardinal Spellman.
Going into the game, both teams knew it was going to be a physical battle fought in the trenches, but it was Sharon who came out on top, 12-7.
“I think the group we have is very athletic and very fast and if we play disciplined football we should be fine,” coach Joe Haven said before the game.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Cardinals broke the stalemate. However, the Eagles quickly answered the call, scoring on a 63 yard launch from quarterback Drew Naisuler to Austin Dodes.
In the second half, with the football team trailing by just one point, the fan section, also know as “The Nest,” started screaming to show their support for SHS.
“I think the leadership of the nest really took charge and propelled the Eagles to victory. Without the chants, spirit, and tenacity of The Nest, I feel the win would not be possible.” super fan Sammy Kirshenbaum said.
With all this support from the fans, Sharon took the lead mid way through the fourth quarter as Senior running back Juvan Elisma broke free for a 10 yard touchdown. On the ensuing Cardinal Spellman drive, the Sharon defense forced a fumble sealing the deal on a hard fought 12-7 victory.
“The effort was great and they had their backs against the wall against a very physical team but we surpassed their physicality, made the tackles we wanted too, and ended up making the big plays we needed to get the win.” head coach Dave Morse said.
Sharon is riding on a hot start to the season as they hope to use this momentum against Foxboro next Saturday at Sharon High School in the team’s home opener.
Photo Credit: David Fogel