One of the area’s top teams suffered its first loss of the season, and another pulled off a stunning upset in the SouthCoast Week 4 action.


Backup quarterback Blaine Almeida came into the game halfway through the second quarter with Dartmouth down 14-0, but he went 13-of-21 for 226 yards and led the Indians to a 26-21 win over Apponequet.
Almeida threw two touchdown passes to Tim Smith, while Connor Tavares ran in for two more scores for the Indians (2-1). Meanwhile, the Lakers (3-1) suffered their first loss of the season and were stung by critical second-half penalties.

Fairhaven (0-3) is still searching for its first win after a 49-14 loss to Seekonk. Quarterback Cam Charette went 6-of-14 for 121 yards and scored both of the Blue Devils’ touchdowns—one a two-yard run, the other coming on a touchdown catch thrown by Ian Furtado. Matt Bourgault and Kevin Albano also came up with big catches in the loss.

Wareham (0-3) couldn’t do much after surrendering an 80-yard kickoff return touchdown to open the game, and fell 51-6 to Dighton-Rehoboth. Stephen Florindo scored the Vikings’ only touchdown on a 62-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Matt Golden scored on a 25-yard keeper and Bishop Stang (2-1) had a safety as the Spartans defeated Durfee, 8-0. Jack Landry had 104 yards on 16 carries for Stang.

Richie Phillips scored four touchdowns and tallied 146 yards on the ground as Old Rochester (4-0) remained atop the SCC standings with a 35-12 win over GNB Voc-Tech (2-2). Nick Richard rushed for both of the Bears’ touchdowns.


Old Colony (2-1) pulled off a huge upset win in overtime over West Bridgewater, 30-22, thanks to quarterback Jake Pringle. He scored on a one-yard sneak and then hit Cole Bernier with the two-point conversion pass to give the Cougars their first win over the Wildcats since 2001 and their first Mayflower League win in four years.

New Bedford (1-2) had their opportunities but also had two turnovers in a 32-0 loss to Bridgewater-Raynham. The Whalers had just 76 yards on the ground and finished with only five first downs in the game.

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