Roundup: Pittsfield football team romps to 50-8 victory

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PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield High football team erupted for 50 points in their first consolation game after missing the 2017 Western Massachusetts postseason. The Generals offense demolished visiting Putnam during the nightcap of a city doubleheader at Wahconah Park. Senior running back Edwin Rodriguez left his mark on the outfield turf with a pair of first-quarter rushing touchdowns to set the tone, and all-but finished off the Beavers with a 75-yard touchdown catch from quarterback D'Andre Johnson late in the third. Defensively, PHS was as stout as it had been all season in holding Putnam scoreless through three-plus quarters and getting a fumble return touchdown by Jamal Beda while the Beavers were threatening in the red zone. Beda added a scoring run of his own, while Johnson orchestrated a solid offensive game plan and threw for two scores.

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Pittsfield     14     6     14     16          50

Putnam     0     0     0     8          8

First Quarter

Pitt — Edwin Rodriguez 5 run (Joe Traversa run), 10:46.

Pitt — Rodriguez 22 run (kick fail), 4:54.

Second Quarter

Pitt — Jamal Beda 16 run (kick fail), 11:54.

Third Quarter

Pitt —Rodriguez 75 pass from D'Andre Johnson (pass fail), 3:36.

Pitt — Traversa 31 pass from Johnson (Sebastian Guilce run), 0:12.

Fourth Quarter

Pitt — Beda 90 fumble return (Guilce pass from Joseph Martel), 10:04.

Put — Karaun Taylor 6 pass from Cecil Villa (Ralique Velez pass from Villa), 6:45.

Pitt — Emannuel Nda 35 run (Nda run), 3:19.

Agawam 62, Taconic 46

PITTSFIELD — The Taconic football team engaged in a high-flying shootout during the opening portion of a Pittsfield doubleheader at Wahconah Park Friday night. Playing in their first consolation game after missing the Western Massachusetts tournament, the Braves fell behind 29-16 at halftime, before nearly storming back with back-to-back touchdowns on a Sal Amaral pass and run in the third quarter. After Cedric Rose plunged into the end zone to get two after a 21-yard Amaral sprint, the Braves trailed just 35-32. Unfortunately for the hometown faithful, the Brownies scored next and got in the end zone three more times in the final frame to pull out the win. Amaral rushed for two touchdowns and threw for a third, while teammate Nikos Gian busted up for a pair of scores as well.

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Taconic     8     8     22     8          46

Agawam     22     7     13     20          62

First Quarter

A — Thomas Caracciola 23 run (kick fail), 9:03.

T — Sal Amaral 17 run (Lucien Almeida pass from Amaral), 8:50.

A — Caracciola 52 run (Jared Durocher run), 7:49.

A — Durocher 20 pass from Zachary Pirnie (Ryan White run), 4:43.

Second Quarter

A — Caracciola 2 run (Aiden Paige kick), 5:55.

T — Nikos Gian 8 run (Jalen Hill pass from Amaral), 1:18.

Third Quarter

A — Durocher 20 run (pass fail), 11:39

T — Javier Osorio 20 pass from Amaral (Cedric Rose run), 10:01.

T — Amaral 21 run (Rose run), 7:06.

A — Caracciola 4 run (Paige kick), 6:02.

T — Gian 9 run (run fail), 4:10.

Fourth Quarter

A — Safety

A — Caracciola 7 run (pass fail), 8:08.

A — John Wright 48 interception return (pass fail), 6:49.

A — Caracciola 40 run (kick fail), 6:24.

T — Osorio 27 pass from Jaydan Cross (Osorio run), 3:37.

Easthampton 66, Monument Mountain 12

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Spartans dropped their first consolation game after missing out on the Western Massachusetts tournament. No further information was available at press time

College volleyball

MEDFORD — While playing in a NESCAC quarterfinal matchup against No. 2 Wesleyan, the No. 7 Williams College squad was bounced from bracket play, 3-0. The Cardinals swept the Ephs 25-11, 25-14 and 25-17 to advance to the semis and inch closer to a potential championship bout against No. 1 seed and tournament-host Tufts.


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