Tigers score big win against Brookline in Thanksgiving game

The Newtonite

by Alex Feit

Taking revenge for last year’s disappointing loss at Brookline during the Thanksgiving Day football game, the Tigers shut out the Warriors at Dickinson Stadium 21-0 Thursday, ending their season 5-6.

Interceptions proved to be a major factor in the game, with both sides experiencing their fair share of turnovers. However, it was only the Tigers who managed to convert these turnovers into points, having scored all three touchdowns after Brookline’s errors.

The Tigers first got onto the scoreboard with three minutes left to go in the first quarter after senior John Hogan intercepted a pass near the Warriors’ 30-yard line. With the extra point, the Tigers found themselves up 7-0, where the score stayed until quarterback junior Jack Boucher intercepted another Brookline throw at a fourth down three minutes into the third quarter.

The Warriors brought Boucher down at the 8-yard line, yet the Tigers were able to run for a touchdown for the next play, bringing the score up 13-0 after fumbling the opportunity for the extra point.

Three minutes later, Boucher intercepted yet another pass and ran for another touchdown from the Warriors’ 30. After a risky two-point conversion, neither team was able to score for the rest of the game, securing the Tigers’ victory.

“Our defense was outstanding,” said coach Peter Capodilupo. “Everything was working well, thanks to the help of our defensive coaches. We really took away what Brookline was doing best.”

Capodilupo said that the Tigers’ offense was partially lacking, given that they relied on Brookline’s weak offense and field positions to score points. Nevertheless, he praised the Tigers for their strong showing during the important Thanksgiving game.

“This is a big win for us. Anytime we beat Brookline defines our season,” Capodilupo said.