Vikings fall to Canalmen at Thanksgiving game

Nov 24, 2022

“Last game, get it up get it up,” cheered the Vikings before taking the field against the Bourne Canalmen on Thursday, Nov. 24.

The Vikings lost the Thanksgiving game at Jackson Field with a score of 50-20, but not without a fight. 

The Canalmen opened the game with a seven-play drive to get the first score of the day. Wareham responded with an eight-play drive of their own, highlighted by a 14-yard pass by senior quarterback Elijah Carrion.

The Canalmen responded quickly with a drive using all rushing plays, ending with a touchdown by senior running back Craig Hill. Bourne favored running plays, running the ball 49 times. Wareham had a more balanced attack, but did not get the results that Head Coach Fran Cass was looking for. 

“We could have done better with practice attendance for these past nine days,” Cass said. “You always know that you could have prepared more, but you still come out and play 100 percent.” 

Wareham responded to Hill’s touchdown with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Carrion to junior wide receiver William Halloran. 

The rest of the first half belonged to Bourne as they scored on four consecutive drives, aided by two Wareham turnovers, to end the half at 42-14. 

“Our defense could have been better, but everyone did a good job,” said eighth-grade wide receiver Amaryi Gonsalves. 

The third quarter started off promising for Wareham as Elijah Carrion capped off the opening drive with a touchdown run, but this would be the Vikings’ last score of the day. The two-point conversion failed and the Vikings trailed at 42-20.

Bourne scored their next drive of the day, resulting in the final score of 50-20.

“We played our best,” Carrion said.