By Jesse Cook (Sports Correspondent).
The Eagles soared for the first three games of their season, going an impressive 3-0 after beating Randolph 22-12, Cardinal Spellman 12-7, and Foxboro High 14-12. Unfortunately, they took a sour turn in last week’s Week 4 match in a 37-0 loss to Stoughton.
It was not all rough, as the Eagles surrendered just two points in the second half and senior running back Juvan Elisma continued his success in the running game. Elisma, who rushed for 190 yards against Foxboro, followed that performance with 52 tough yards.
While the score may not show it, Sharon did have some impressive drives in the game, especially due to Elisma. Time after time after time, Elisma was seen breaking every tackle that came his way. He seemed to be down multiple times, but “Nope!” there he was, back up again, sometimes two or three times in the same play. He rushed for more than 20 yards on a number of plays. While the score might not look good, Elisma sure did!
Freshman football player Aedan Fahey says Elisma and quarterback Drew Naisuler have influential locker room presences. “They’re really energetic; they’re really good team leaders,” Fahey said of Naisuler and Elisma.
“They’re both just beasts, you can’t really stop them on the field,” Fahey added. [Elisma will] just run the ball and pound the defense.”
Stoughton’s quarterback, Evan Gibb, had an impressive game, passing for a 41 yard touchdown to Izon Swaine-Price, who scored three touchdowns in that game. Ryan Sullivan, another member of the Stoughton Black Knights, had a 55 yard touchdown run which raised the Stoughton lead to 21-0, and he intercepted a pass and ran it back for a 34 yard touchdown, which would put Stoughton up 28-0. Swaine-Price’s third touchdown would make the score 35-0.
This coming Saturday, October 8, Sharon is matched up against 3-1 North Attleboro. Winning with a score of 35-7 vs. Milford last week, 34-19 vs. Stoughton in week 3, and 34-0 vs. Bishop Feehan back in week 2, the North Attleboro Red Rocketeers are clearly a strong force that will be tough to beat, but Fahey says that the Sharon head coach, Dave Morse, pushes the team to perform at 100%.
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