CHS Football Team Hosts So. Boston Friday
The Chelsea High football team held a 12-8 lead at halftime, but came up on the short end of a 24-12 decision to East Boston last Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium.
The Red Devils scored both of their touchdowns in the second period. Freshman running back Herman Esquivel, who had a productive night with 58 yards rushing, scored the first Red Devil TD on a 32 yard scamper.
Sophomore quarterback Joshua Sosa gave Chelsea the lead when he scrambled 17 yards into the Eastie endzone. Joshua accounted for 42 total yards on the ground and 59 yards in the air, connecting with Jabes Escalante and Alijah Iraola as his primary aerial targets.
However, the 12-8 lead would prove to be the apogee for the Red Devils on the evening, as the visiting Jets zoomed for three unanswered scores after the intermission to fly away with the victory.
“We didn’t play all four quarters of the game,” said CHS head coach Rasi Chau. “We just didn’t play well on offense and defense in the second half. We have to do a better job on both sides of the ball. Football is a game of four quarters, not two, and you can’t win when you’re only playing half of the game.”
The Red Devils will entertain South Boston tomorrow (Friday) evening.
“South Boston is big up front on both sides of the ball,” said Chau. “We will need to play all four quarters if we want to beat them.”
The opening kick-off is set for 7 p.m. under the stadium’s lights.
CHS Boys Cross Country Runs in Division 2 State Meet
The Chelsea High boys cross country team competed in Saturday’s Division 2 State Meet at the Wrentham training facility this past Saturday.
Red Devil senior Jazmany Reyes blazed to a personal record time of 17:42 for the 3.1 mile course, an average of 5:42 per mile.
Junior Oscar Amaya was next for Chelsea, coming across the line with a clocking of 18:43. He was followed by teammates Alex Estrada in 19:38, Ruben Padilla in 19:47, and senior Joseph Terual in 19:53.
“We had a successful season this year,” said CHS head coach Don Fay. “The boys had their second straight 9-2 season and we had the league champion, Jazmany Reyes.
“I am looking forward to seeing the boys improving in both the indoor and outdoor track seasons,” Fay added.
Delmer Romero Named CAC Soccer Co-MVP
The Chelsea High boys soccer team, the co-champion with Northeast Regional of the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference, earned a number of post-season individual accolades at a meeting of the CAC coaches this past week.
Delmer Romero, Chelsea’s leading scorer this year with 24 goals, was named the league’s co-MVP.
Joining Delmer as all-star selections were Eric Barahona, Gabriel Garcia, Andy Martinez, and Alex Uceda.