, Newburyport, MA


November 11, 2013

Triton football teams drops 2nd game in a row

The Triton football team is mired in its first losing streak of the season.

The Vikings (5-4) suffered a surprising 21-7 loss to Hamilton-Wenham (4-5) Saturday on the road. The Vikings entered the Division 4 playoffs as the No. 4 seed, while the Generals were seeded eighth.

Both teams were eliminated from the playoffs last weekend, although Hamilton-Wenham responded to a contest with less at stake Saturday.

“We didn’t play very well at all, but I don’t want to use the fact that we’re not in the playoffs as a cop-out,” Triton coach Pat Sheehan said. “At this point in the season, only six teams in the state are going to win a state championship. There are 250 teams that aren’t, and they’ll continue the season.”

Justin Spillane led Triton with 18 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Bradley Whitman completed 12 of 25 passes for 118 yards and three interceptions. Mark Boyle had three catches for 56 yards.

“(Hamilton-Wenham) wanted it, and they had a great game plan. Ours didn’t work out well at all. We wanted to throw the ball, and they were able to cover us and beat us up front. It was disappointing. We were outcoached, and I’ll take that one.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft NHL playoff preview: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL playoff preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL playoff preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Houston Texans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Jacksonville Jaguars Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement Draft Preview: Chris Davis Draft Preview: Jay Prosch Watson: 'I'm always going to cry' Is the use of pine tar considered cheating? Draft Preview: Jake Matthews Draft Preview: L'Damian Washington
Special Features