CHS Football Team Wins; 5-3 Red Devils Host Latin Academy this Friday at 6 p.m.
The Chelsea High football team improved to 5-3 on the season with a 22-6 victory over Boston Tech at Roberts Field in Dorchester last Friday afternoon.
Chelsea drew first blood on its opening drive of the contest, with quarterback Josh Sosa going over on keepers for both the touchdown and the two-point conversion.
Boston Tech responded with a long drive of its own that ate up a large chunk of the first half, but failed on their PAT attempt.
However, the Red Devils flipped the momentum back to their side before the intermission thanks to a 40-yard touchdown pass from Erick Flores to Maykin Funez with just 40 seconds left in the half ,
Sosa scrambled in for the two points to give the Red Devils a two-score lead, 16-6, at the break.
The Red Devils then pulled a post-Halloween trick on their hosts to start the second half with an onside kick that was recovered by Chelsea, although the Red Devils were unable to capitalize on their good fortune.
The defenses on both teams ruled for most of the third period until Red Devil Herman Esquival (who had 104 yards rushing on eight carries on the day) broke out from the line of scrimmage for a 60-yard TD jaunt that sealed the win.
CHS head coach Michael Jackson and his crew now will host Boston Latin Academy for a Friday Night Lights encounter this Friday evening at Chelsea Stadium. The opening kickoff is set for 6:00.
Latin Academy qualified for the post-season state tournament as the ninth-ranked team (among the 16 qualifiers) in Division 7, but dropped a 27-20 decision to eighth-ranked Clinton last week in the opening round of the tourney.
CHS Volleyball Team Bounced from Tourney
The Chelsea High volleyball team came up on the short end of a 3-0 decision to Amherst-Pelham in its preliminary round match of the Division 2 state tournament last Wednesday.
Chelsea had been ranked 37th among the 39 teams in the D-2 tourney, while Amherst-Pelham was ranked 28th.
“The team played well,” said CHS head coach Gabriel Morales, whose squad endured the long bus ride to Amherst. “We’re looking forward to next season.”