High school roundup: Caleb Caceres powers Shawsheen Tech to football win – Lowell Sun

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It was the Caleb Caceres show Friday night in Billerica.
Caceres rushed 16 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns to power the undefeated Shawsheen Tech football team to a 35-6 win over Northeast/Metro.
Caceres scored on runs of 2, 20 and 83 yards for the Rams (4-0). Sidney Tildsley gained 32 yards on five carries and scored a rushing TD. He went 3-for-3 through the air and tossed a 58-yard TD to Dyllon Pratt.
Northeast/Metro (1-3) trailed 35-0 when it scored the lone TD of the fourth quarter.
Tyngsboro 30, B-M 20: Bryce Goulet ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth to power the Tigers to a win over previously unbeaten Blackstone-Millsville.
Goulet carried 22 times for 142 yards and threw for 42 yards for the Tigers (3-1). Goulet scored on runs of 12, 21 and 28 yards. His last touchdown in the third quarter, on a 28-yard run, capped the scoring. He also hit Tim Guilmette with a 10-yard TD pass.
Anthony Nicosia rushed for 48 yards on six carries.
Pelham 54, H-D/Hopkinton 0: The Pythons extended their winning streak to 35 games with another dominant performance to overwhelm Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton.
Pelham (5-0) still has not allowed a point this season. Pelham led 20-0 after one quarter and 54-0 at halftime.
Jake Ciulla scored on runs of 5, 15 and 5 yards. Don Herrling struck paydirt on a 22-yard run and a 25-yard jaunt. Nick Muise lofted a 37-yard TD pass to Junior MacKinnon. Nathan Migliore broke free for a 85-yard scoring run. Ben Maslanek added a 1-yard plunge.
Pelham head coach Tom Babaian said, “Despite the conditions, I was pleased with the way we were able to utilize the run, offensively. Defensively, we withstood some of the team speed by Hillsboro and made stops when we needed to make them.”
North Andover 14, Chelmsford 13: The Lions were oh so close to breaking into the win column.
Up 13-6 at halftime and then leading by the same score into the fourth quarter, Chelmsford (0-4) painfully watched as host North Andover (3-0) rallied for the MVC victory. The Lions scored on a pair of long touchdown passes by junior quarterback Ryan Hart, the first a 99-yard heave to Jake Brooks, the second a 63-yard pass to Mikey Mwaniki.
Hart finished 8-for-18 for 189 yards. Freshman Dillon DuLong carried nine times for 31 yards. Sophomores Nate Duggan (8 tackles) and Thomas Brown (4 tackles, 2 assists) led the defense.
Wilmington 14, Watertown 13: The Wildcats scored the game’s final two touchdowns to rally past Middlesex League rival Watertown.
Wilmington (3-1) scored both of its scores in the final quarter as Dempsey Murphy scored on a 5-yard run and then Colin Allard made the play of the game, breaking free for a 69-yard touchdown jaunt to make it 13-13.
Wilmington kicker Hunter Sands then cooly kicked his extra point for the winning point. Watertown fell to 1-3.
Whittier 36, Lowell Catholic 20: The Crusaders showed plenty of fight in giving a talented Whittier Tech team a battle.
Whittier scored the first two touchdowns before LC’s Dylan Eld scored on a 1-yard rush. After another WT score, the Crusaders responded with a 19-yard run by Andrew Kanakor. Seamus Scott capped the scoring for Lowell Catholic (0-4) when he hauled in a 18-yard pass from Eld.
Leominster 22, Westford 13: Despite an outstanding performance from quarterback Jake Cullen, the Ghosts fell to Leominster during a non-league clash in Westford.
Westford (2-2) led 7-0 after one quarter, but Leominster (1-3), which has played a tough schedule, rallied. The visitors scored a touchdown in the second, third and fourth quarter.
Cullen was 13-for-24 through the air for 190 yards and he was also terrific rushing the football, finishing with 150 yards on the ground. Jessie Moran opened the scoring with a 6-yard run and Ryan Kyle booted the kick.
WA’s second score came when Cullen connected with Quinn Reynolds on a 6-yard pass.
Hopkinton 22, Dracut 6: In Thursday’s non-league game in Dracut, the Middies fell into a 22-0 halftime hole and couldn’t recover.
Dracut scored in the fourth quarter on a 45-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Cole to Andre Bouras. Hopkinton scored three times in the second quarter, once on a safety.
Other games: In other action Friday night, Lunenburg edged Ayer-Shirley, 11-8; and Narragansett held off Littleton, 21-12.
NT 7, Northeast Metro 1: Freshman goalie Kali Christakos allowed only one goal and made several amazing saves to lead Nashoba Tech to victory.
Sadie Tracy netted her third hat trick of the season. Destanee Soba tallied a pair of goals, while Delaney Auger and Audra DiCicco scored once each. Assists were earned by Audrey Lelievre, Ally Montgomery, Kali Christakos, Rachael Targ, Auger and Abby Steers.
Melrose 3, Wilmington 1: The Wildcats were able to take a halftime lead on a free kick goal by Molly MacDonald, but Melrose’s potent offense came alive after intermission of the Middlesex League battle.
Midfielders Julia Archer and Allison McElligott had strong games defensively and offensively for the Wildcats (3-3-1).
Northeast Metro 6, LC 1: Lowell Catholic was defeated despite a seven-save performance from goalkeeper Nick Goodwin and a goal by Lucas Porro. It was Porro’s second goal of the season.
Innovation 3, Pioneer 0: The Hawks kept rolling, defeating Pioneer Charter, 25-8, 25-11, 25-11.
Innovation (8-2, 5-2 league) received terrific play from Melanie Bouzan to the tune of eight aces, 17 service points and 12 assists. Grace Calvagno claimed 10 service points, four kills and three blocks, while Emily Garcia earned six aces, five kills and three digs. Belle Huynh added five aces.
Billerica 3, Dracut 0: Natalie Walsh played strong defense for the Indians and added 11 service points to power Billerica to the MVC victory.
Scores were 25-9, 25-13, 25-18. Ella Quin and Nyrah Joseph collected six kills at the net for the Indians (7-3).
For Dracut, starring were Julia Graham with 14 assists and four aces, Maggie Callahan with six blocks and two kills and Zoe Clarke with five kills and six service points.
Weston 3, Westford 0: The Ghosts fell on the road during a Dual County League clash. Scores were 25-14, 25-18, 25-11.
Central 3, Chelmsford 2: The Raiders edged the Lions in an MVC match, 19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 17-15. Julie Hall led Central (3-6) with 15 kills and 35 digs.
Innovation 26, Minuteman 29: The team won its first meet in four years as Sarah Benchekroun captured the race in 21:29, two minutes faster than the runner-up. Also scoring for the Hawks were senior captain Maddie Darlington, freshman Piper Tu, and sophomores Lyla Troughton and Ellie Scaffidi.
Minuteman 28, Innovation 29: The Hawks’ narrow loss ended their undefeated streak going back to last season. Freshman Sam Tudryn led the pack with a time of 17:30, followed by strong performances by senior captain Avery Kearnan, junior captain Amadeos Papa, freshman Jackson Leach and sophomore Joshua Milt.
Westford 54.5, Waltham 17.5: The Ghosts rolled to another DCL victory, this time on Senior Night.
Winning matches were Maddie Smith (7.5 points), senior Ilan Rashdan (6.5 pts.), Peier Li (7.5 pts.), senior Justin Davighi (6 pts.), Will Eddy (7 pts.), Jack Donovan (8 pts.), senior Alex Kwon (6.5 pts.) and senior Perry Mourtzinos (5.5 pts.).
Andover 5, Tewksbury 0: The Redmen only trailed 1-0 after one quarter, but state power Andover pulled away from there for the MVC victory.
Methuen 6, Gr. Lowell 0: MVC member Methuen (5-2-1) led 4-0 at halftime and cruised to a non-league win over the Gryphons. Greater Lowell couldn’t stop Rhyan Pitari and Emily Barbosa, who each tallied two goals.
Chelmsford 4, Haverhill 0: Senior captain Kate Harrison and the Lions didn’t let the rainy conditions stop them in the MVC meeting.
Harrison netted two goals, while junior Caroline Pitts contributed a goal and two assists. Senior Kaitlyn Brown added a goal. Assists were earned by junior Katelyn Towne and senior Brooke Stacy.
Andover 100, Lowell 59: The Red Raiders were defeated by MVC power Andover despite a strong performance from Maddie Akashian.
Akashian picked up Lowell’s lone win, claiming the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.75. She was also second in the 200 freestyle in 2:26.25.
Chelmsford 67, Dracut 22: The Lions romped to the MVC win behind a balanced effort.
Chelmsford earned wins from Evie Drinan (200 free, 2:25.53), Penny Drolet (200 IM, 2:33.73), James Burke (50 freestyle, 26.12), Lily Dunlea (1-meter diving, 198.85), Emma Gray (100 butterfly, 1:09.13), Julia Perez (100 free, 1:02.18), Audrey Rice (100 backstroke, 1:11.03) and Nora Williamson (100 breaststroke, 1:22.78.
The Lions (3-2-1) swept all the relays.
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