GNB Voc-Tech’s “Middle School Night” was a rousing success, not only because of the large number of potential students who came to check out the campus, but also because the Bears provided their potential future schoolmates with a thrilling 34-8 win over Fairhaven at the Bears’ Den.
Quarterback Nick Richard rushed eight times for 109 yards and a touchdown, and was 3-for-4 for 28 yards and a touchdown in the air. Sean Aldrich added 101 yards on seven carries. Joe Walsh, Domitri Woodbury, Macabe Martins and Dayquan Bridges also each found the end zone for Voc-Tech (2-1).
Fairhaven’s lone score came on a 62-yard touchdown pass from Ian Furtado to Kevin Albano with 32 seconds left in the game. Albano led the offense with 27 yards on seven carries. Quarterback Cam Charette also went 10-of-16 for 72 yards.

In other area action:

Dartmouth suffered a 41-12 loss to Attleboro, as mistakes cost the Indians the game and evened their record at 1-1. Chris Martin had 16 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Matt Beauparland had 11 carries for 62 yards and a score. He completed five passes for 75 yards, but he also threw two interceptions.

Apponequet improved to 3-0 with a 49-14 blowout over Case. The 14 points were the first they’ve allowed all season, and they came late in the game with the third-string defense facing the Case starters. Quarterback Cam Costa had two touchdown runs, while Troy Nanfelt, Westin Cohen, Matt Michael, Peter Loranger and Ben Teixiera also scored.

Wareham drops to 0-2 on the season following a 48-20 loss to Seekonk. The Vikings had zero yards of total offense in the first half, but rebounded in the second half with 156 yards and their first offensive points of the season. Nick Elicier caught a 19-yard scoring strike from Cy Bariteau (2-for-7, 42 yards; seven carries for 35 yards), while Owen Braley (eight carries, 28 yards) scored on a 4-yard run. Jordan Andrews also scored on a 75-yard return of a blocked field goal attempt. Josh Onujiogu rushed 12 times for 33 yards.

Old Rochester also improved to 3-0 with a 35-0 shutout over Bourne. Colin Knapton rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, while Raekwon Phillips had five carries for 65 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown run. Brother Richie Phillips had seven carries for 31 yards, and Nolan Bergeron carried the rock eight times for 60 yards and a score. He also completed a 51-yard touchdown pass to Haydon Bergeron.

New Bedford earned its first win of the season, 20-14 over Franklin, on Saturday. Freshman quarterback Brendan Costa continued to impress, going 12-for-17 for 116 yards and two touchdowns, while veteran Chandler DeBrosse, the team’s other quarterback, carried the ball 10 times for 57 yards. Hector Diaz ran 13 times for 73 yards, while Kevin Nunes had 12 carries for 44 yards and also caught five passes for 59 yards and scored a total of three touchdowns.