Game Recap: Wayland varsity football at Newton South


Credit: Talia Macchi

The Wayland Warriors continue their recent hot-streak, beating the Newton South Lions 39-7. On Oct. 22, Wayland will host the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors in an important matchup.

Needing a win to clinch the DCL small title, the Wayland Warriors football team delivered, securing a resounding 39-7 victory over the Newton South Lions Oct. 17. The team extends its win streak to three and now sits at an overall record of 4-2.

Senior captain Adam Goodfellow had a big day, passing 6/9 for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Goodfellow also was dominant on the ground, rushing for 76 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Finn O’Driscoll hauled in five receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Charlie Bolivar caught a long touchdown pass from Goodfellow; however, it was called back for holding.

All 39 Wayland points came in the first half, showcasing a dominant offensive display. The offense cooled down in the second half, but the Warrior starters gave way to the bench midway through the third quarter.

The Wayland defense was firing on all cylinders as they held the Lions to 158 total yards. Senior Alex Mele had a pair of tackles, including one tackle for loss. Towards the end of the first half, Mele injured his shoulder, forcing him to leave the game. Goodfellow had the lone interception of the game on Wayland’s goal line.

Head coach Scott Parseghian awarded two Warrior helmets to O’Driscoll and senior Luciano Sebastianelli, naming them players of the game. Wayland will look to ride this momentum into Friday, Oct. 22 as they host the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors. Lincoln-Sudbury is currently 5-0 and looking like one of the best teams in the state. The 7:00 p.m. matchup will be a huge test for Wayland as they look to get to 5-2.