By: Matthew Jacobson (Online Sports Editor)
The Sharon High School Eagles were shutout for the first time this season, being slaughtered 39-0 against the Canton High School Bulldogs. The Eagles, with a record of 1-5, return home to face the Foxboro High School Warriors at 7 p.m. on Friday October 19th for their final chance to defeat a Davenport Division team.
The undefeated Bulldogs scored on a 17 yard run, a 3 yard run, a 73 yard punt return, a 25 yard pass, a 10 yard run, and a 21 yard run. Three out of the six extra points were successfully kicked.
Junior defensive lineman, Rhamsez Thevenin says “Not a lot things went wrong, we just faced a really tough team. We were facing [a team] who was undefeated. We were coming into this game with a lot of fire, but it just turns out we did not have the fire we were hoping to have.”
One of the offensive standouts was senior quarterback Jeremy Ruskin who threw for 65 yards and had no interceptions throughout the game.,
Senior wide receiver Brandon Buckman also stood out on offense, catching two passes for 65 yards.
The defensive standouts included sophomore linebacker, Ike Ogbonnanze, who had seven solo tackles including two tackles for loss and two assists. Sophomore linebacker, Nick Marrero, also played a good game with four tackles and two assists.
Sophomore defensive tackle Ethan Provencal stated for the first time this season with one tackle.
Foxboro’s only win of the season was against the Stoughton High School Black Knights, winning 16-13 in week three. The Warriors, also 1-5, have losses against the Hingham High School Harbormen, the King Philip Regional High School Warriors, the Canton High School Bulldogs, the North Attleboro High School Red Rocketeers, and the Milford High School Scarlet Hawks.
Last season, the Warriors shut out the Eagles 31-0 when Sharon faced them on the road. Since 2004, the Eagles have a weak 3-11 record against the Warriors. The last Sharon victory over Foxboro was in 2016, when the Eagles pulled out a 14-12 win at home.
Now, Sharon is looking for their first win in the Davenport Division since October 21, 2016 and their first Hockomock League win since November 24, 2016. Both teams are in a battle for their second win of the season.
“This next game, we are more focused on having more of an intensity on the field because this team, although they are smaller than [Canton], they have a lot of fire,” Thevenin said.
Sharon is 0-2 at home losing to North Attleboro in week 3 and Stoughton week 4. Foxboro is 0-2 on the road losing to King Phillip in week 2 and Stoughton in week 3.