Whalers lose a heartbreaker

Photo by Jim Powers

The Whalers' defense takes down a Monomoy ball carrier during the second half of Saturday's 8-7 home loss. At left is Mark Smith (65), with Jon Holdgate (54) at right.  

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By Dean Geddes

I&M Staff Writer

(Sept. 19, 2013) The varsity football team played spectacular defense on Saturday, holding Monomoy Regional to just one score, and matching that with a defensive touchdown of their own. But Nantucket’s offensive was virtually nonexistent as the Whalers (0-2) dropped their second game of the season 8-7 at Vito Capizzo Stadium.

It was a particularly disheartening loss as Monomoy, a football team that reached varsity status just this year, celebrated its first ever win as the final whistle sounded.


“We’re a building program so to get our first victory is just huge, you can’t really put words to it. It was a great game. Give credit to Nantucket, they’re a great program, it was really hard-fought,” Monomoy head coach Terence Roche said.


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