CHS Football Team Hosts Minuteman This Friday Evening
The Chelsea High football team will be seeking its first victory of the season when the Red Devils host Minuteman Regional for another edition of Friday Night Lights at Chelsea Stadium.
The opening kickoff for tomorrow’s (Friday’s) encounter is set for 7 p.m.
Chelsea came out on the short end of a 50-16 decision to KIPP Academy last Friday.
“We didn’t do our jobs on defense and offense,” said CHS head coach Rasi Chau.
Freshman running back Herman Esquivel rushed for 130 yards on 17 attempts, including a 55-yard jaunt. Herman scored a touchdown from eight yards out and also went over for a two-point conversion.
Jabes Escalante ran the ball three times for 23 yards.
CHS quarterback Joshua Sosa, who was 3-for-8 for 22 yards in the passing department, scored the other Chelsea TD when he bolted for a 57-yard run. Joshua also scored a two-point conversion.
“We play against Minuteman this Friday and we need a good week of practice in all three phases of the game,” said Chau. “We need all of our players to contribute in all areas and need a good look from our scout O and scout D.”
CHS Boys Cross-Country Defeats Mystic Valley, 21-37
The Chelsea High boys cross country team remained undefeated with a 21-37 victory over Mystic Valley last Wednesday at the Admiral’s Hill course in conditions that were more appropriate for the season weather-wise compared to the hot conditions of their season-opener two weeks ago.
CHS senior Jazmany Reyes finished with a strong half mile to overtake the Mystic Valley runner and secure first place in a personal best by almost two minutes on his home course.
Sophomore Ian Padilla, in his first cross country race of the year, grabbed third place, followed closely by Oscar Amaya, who came across the line in fourth spot.
Sophomore Ruben Padilla took sixth place in his first-ever cross country race, followed by Johnny Maldonado and Hikerth Sanitize, who were seventh and eighth respectively.
“The boys ran well,” said CHS head coach Don Fay. “They had two packs up front, which made it easier to run and contributed to a solid victory.”
On the girls’ side, sophomore Gabby Rivera led most of the race before finally losing the battle to defending league champion Shannon Brady of Mystic Valley. Rivera finished 10 seconds behind Brady.
Sade Rosales, in her first-ever cross-country race, finished a solid fourth, a little over a minute behind Rivera.
“Both girls ran well,” said Fay. “We have some lower leg injuries on the team that have not enabled us to run a full girls team yet.”
Both the boys and girls squads were set to host a quad-meet with Greater Lawrence, Lynn Tech, and Minuteman at Admiral’s Hill yesterday (Wednesday).
The boys also will be competing at the Frank Kelley Invitational in Wrentham on Saturday.
Both teams will travel to Greater Lowell next Wednesday.
Romero Scores Hat Trick to Pace 5-0 win
The Chelsea High boys soccer team defeated Greater Lawrence this past Tuesday, 5-0. The Red Devils’ leading goal-scorer, Delmer Romero, reached the back of the GL net three times. Delmer now has 10 goals on the season.
Justin Ramirez and Frankie Suarez also added goals for the Chelsea cause.
Last Thursday coach Mick Milutinovic and his crew made the long trek to Essex Aggie and forged a come-from-behind, 3-3 tie.
Essex struck first with a goal at 13:43, but the Red Devils soon assumed the momentum. Chelsea earned five corner kicks before finally breaking through the Essex defense on a goal by Brayan Ramonez at 28:32.
Cesar Melgar delivered a beautiful crossing pass to Ramonez for the assist.
However, Essex regained the lead just two minutes later and then made it 3-1 at 35:38, converting on a corner kick, to take a two-goal lead into the intermission.
The teams battled evenly for most of the second half, but Chelsea drew within a goal with 19 minutes to play when Romero scored an unassisted goal.
Then, at 71:21, freshmen back Jefferson Ruiz, with an assist from junior center mid Angel Contreras, found the back of the Essex net to bring the Red Devils back to level at 3-3.
This past Monday, Chelsea rolled to a 9-0 win over Minuteman Regional. Romero, Contreras, and Jordon Sosa scored two goals apiece, with Cesar Melgar, Darwin Tupul (assisted by Frankie Suarez), and Alex Uceda adding single markers.
The Red Devils, who now stand at 4-0-3 on the season, will play at Mystic Valley tomorrow (Friday). They will host Whittier next Tuesday and Nashoba next Thursday.
CHS Girls Soccer Team Playing Well
Although the Chelsea High girls soccer team came up on the short end of its two contests this past week, head coach Randy Grajal’s Lady Red Devils have been fighting fiercely against strong rivals.
Last Tuesday Chelsea traveled to Shawsheen and faced-off against a tough opponent, dropping a 3-2 decision.
“We were down 3-0 after the first 15 minutes, but then the girls stepped up to the challenge after that and we played much better the second part of the first half, as well as in the second half,” said Graal.
CHS captain Elena Ruiz scored both goals for Chelsea.
Last Thursday the Lady Red Devils hosted Essex Tech and came up on the short end of a 5-1 decision.
“Essex played well and we spent most of the game playing defense and trying to get control of the game,” noted Graal. “We had very few scoring opportunities, but junior Nancy Galdamez was able to capitalize on one of those chances for our goal.”
Ruiz and Galdamez lead the team in the scoring department with four goals and one assist apiece. Damaris Erazo has a goal and three assists. Grajal and his squad, who now stand at 2-4 on the season, will entertain Mystic Valley tomorrow (Friday). They will travel to Whittier next Tuesday and then to Nashoba next Thursday.