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Football scores early and often in Old Colony win

Photo by Jim Powers

Keith Lewis carries the ball in Nantucket’s dominating 39-22 home win over Old Colony Saturday.       I&M Sports Photo Galleries

By Dean Geddes
I&M Staff Writer

(Nov. 15, 2012) It has been a while, but the Whalers finally played a football game that didn’t come down to the wire, comfortably beating Old Colony 39-22 Saturday in the final Mayflower-Small league game of the season. Nantucket finished 2-4 (4-6 overall) in the conference and will not qualify for postseason play this year.

Still looming large, however, is the final game of the year, the I­land Cup against Martha’s Vineyard. Nantucket has not won the Island Cup since 2002 and the Vineyarders will host the contest this year, Saturday at 1 p.m.

“It think it’s going to come down to blocking and tackling and ball security,” head coach Bill Manchester said of the upcoming game. “We have to be consistent with our blocks. Tackling, there are times we’re a great tackling football team, but there are other times we’re awful. It really coincides with how we are playing.” Manchester added that it’s crucial for the team to win the turnover battle if they want to win the game.


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