Bishop Stang rallied to win last-minute thriller; Fairhaven wins in dominant fashion

Here's a look the scores and highlights from Friday's football action on the SouthCoast.

Bishop Stang 35, Arlington Catholic 32

The Spartans pulled off a miraculous comeback to win Friday night as they rallied from deficits four different times to win in Catholic Central League action.

“This was as resilient a win as I’ve had in all coaching,” said Bishop Stang head coach Dennis Golden. “I don’t know if I’ve had a team come from behind four times in a game. What a game.”

A rushing touchdown by Michael Golden with 1:15 to play sealed a second-straight victory for Bishop Stang.

Bishop Stang's Michael Golden gives the thumbs up after the Spartans' season opener.
Bishop Stang's Michael Golden gives the thumbs up after the Spartans' season opener.

“I’m so proud of our kids and so happy for them,” said coach Golden. “They kept playing.”

Golden praised the play of his team’s defense.

“They're a really dangerous team,” he said of Arlington Catholic. “Our defense played great in the third quarter. We caused two turnovers and got the ball back and kept us in the game. We also blocked a field goal and didn’t turn the ball over once.”

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Even though Arlington Catholic was determined to stop Stang’s run game, the Spartans stuck with it and enjoyed success from Golden, Tyron Gomes and Luca Cincotta.

Golden had a pair of touchdown runs.

“We stayed with our offense,” Golden said. “They crowded the line of scrimmage to stop our run and our guys stuck with it. We just needed a little crease.”

Cincotta also connected with Jack Durost for the first touchdown catch of his career. It was Cincotta’s third touchdown pass of the season. He also had a pair of rushing touchdowns against AC on runs of 45 and 5 yards.

“Luca Cincotta continues to read the option incredibly well,” Golden said.

In addition to Gomes running hard on offense, he blocked a field goal attempt.

"Tyron Gomes came alive tonight as a running back," Golden said. "He gave us a huge boost."

The Spartans (3-1) host St. Mary’s next Friday.

Fairhaven 48, Bourne 6

The undefeated Blue Devils jumped out to a 22-0 lead after the first quarter and coasted to their fourth win of the season.

Westin Chase broke through for three touchdowns — one on a pick six, one rushing and one receiving.

Justin Marques added a rushing touchdown while Colby Correia had a rushing TD and two-point conversion.

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Jayce Duarte threw a pair of touchdowns to Chase and Connor Sorelle and ran in a two-point conversion.

Cam Burke added a rushing TD late in the game.

Jarod Frates capped the scoring with a pair of PATs.

Fairhaven (4-0) hosts Case on Thursday night.

Lincoln-Sudbury 27, New Bedford 0

The Whalers played tough defensively in the first half and trailed just 12-0 at halftime. A couple of defensive lapses cost New Bedford down the stretch as Lincoln-Sudbury scored on big plays.

“We played well defensively,” said New Bedford head coach Mark DeBrito. “They scored a few times late. They scored on plays where we were there and we didn’t make the play. They had three long touchdown passes.”

The Whalers were held scoreless for the second straight week.

“We’re moving the ball. We’re making first downs,” DeBrito said. “We’re just not getting in the end zone and putting points on the board.”

The Whalers (0-4) visit Barnstable next Friday.

This article originally appeared on Standard-Times: Week 3 high school roundup for SouthCoast football teams