Arbogast, Tewksbury cruise past Hopkinton 34-3 – Lowell Sun


HOPKINTON — The Tewksbury Memorial football team made quick work of Hopkinton Friday evening, jumping out to a huge lead at halftime before cruising in the second half with reserve players to come away with a 34-3 non-league victory.

Junior halfback Alex Arbogast scored on the game’s first play from scrimmage on a 57-yard run and just 27 seconds into the second quarter he added his third touchdown of the game from 84 yards, the last of his 162 yards on just six carries.

He scored the team’s first three touchdowns on runs of 57, 8 and 84 yards, before Justin Darrigo caught a 36-yard pass from senior quarterback Danny Fleming. Sophomore Hunter Johnson closed out the scoring on a 2-yard run.

Tewksbury had 293 total yards of offense in the first half and finished the game with 313. Hopkinton was held to just 45 total yards of offense, which included about six or seven dropped passes.

“We were really concerned with how they threw the ball. The ball being wet, the field conditions not being great, so that’s a different team (than we expected) because they didn’t (execute on their passing game like we thought they would),” said Tewksbury head coach Brian Aylward. “We were concerned about that, but we never know (what to expect).

“The effort has been consistent, the effort in practice has been consistent, so the execution ends up being a little more consistent. We just have to continue to get better every time we get out on the field and that’s kind of the way that it goes.”

Defensively, Tewksbury’s line of Isaias Pena, Sydney Davenche, Luke Shaw, Cole Kimtis and Nick Wilson played well throughout the night, while, Michael Sullivan had an interception.

Tewksbury is now 2-1 on the season and will begin league play with a trip to North Andover on Friday night starting at 6 p.m.

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