Kanaley & Dumont Score In UCT Gridiron Win Over Mashpee

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The Upper Cape Tech Rams (5-4) finished things up in the first half last Saturday as they claimed a 21-0 gridiron victory over neighboring Mashpee (4-5).

Senior running back Liam Kanaley put UCT on the scoreboard in the opening quarter with a 65-yard scoring run and Alex Peterson added the extra point for a quick 7-0 lead.

In the second quarter the Rams introduced Jon Dumont to the Falcons, who had certainly heard of last year’s Mayflower Conference co-MVP. Dumont scored twice in the second quarter on runs of nine and 60 yards. Peterson topped off both scores with the point after.

Sophomore Jack Rogers came up big for the Rams with a sack and six tackles, three of them for a loss.

“Jack is coming into his own,” head coach Mike Hernon said. “This was a great win for us. The kids have worked hard to get where they have in four years. They play hard and they play the right way.”

The Falcons made some defensive adjustments that kept the Rams off the scoreboard in the second half.

“They gave us some trouble in the second half,” coach Hernon said. “They took some things we were doing away. They did a good job.”

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The Rams will finish up the Division 6 non-playoff schedule tomorrow night at Bristol-Plymouth (7-2) with kickoff slated for 7 PM. The Craftsmen, who finished second in the Mayflower Athletic Conference Large this season are coming off a 34-27 victory over Nantucket last week. B-P’s Elijah Jones scored four of the five touchdowns for the Craftsmen, running the ball in from 50, 34, 58 and 16 yards. The fifth B-P score was a one-yard run by Colin McGrath.

“He is one of the best backs we will see this season,” coach Hernon said of Jones. “He has 18 touchdowns and over 1,300 yards so far this season. Their quarterback, Colin McGrath throws the ball well. They are a great one-two punch.”

McGrath scored his touchdown last week after a 40-yard run by Jones put the ball at the one-yard line.

“We’ve played a decent schedule and that’s a good thing,” coach Hernon said referring to the caliber of some of the teams that the Rams have faced. “We’ve played some tough competition and proved we can play with anyone at anytime. We have been improving each week and hopefully we will continue to improve. Our defense is playing more aggressively and more confident each week. I think Friday night will be a good game.”

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