This Week in Sports: 11/13

Graphic by Melanie Egan

By Cameron Dubin
Managing Editor of Sports

As the thoughts of Thanksgiving now linger in students’ heads, fall sports are wrapping up at Newton South.

The football team earned a commanding 27-6 win over Lawrence this past week. South had a 7-0 lead at halftime and never looked back. The offense was sparked by two touchdowns from senior quarterback Sasha Hoban who rushed for one and threw another to junior LJ Pope. Sophomore Aidan Lopci also added two more on the ground.

The girls’ volleyball team ended their season after falling in the second round of the state tournament 3-0 to King Philip’s. Despite all three sets being close, the Lions were outplayed by the Warriors.

The girls’ country team placed fourth at the division one meet, earning them a spot in the upcoming all states meet on November 19th.

The college football world was shocked this past weekend as the second, third, and fourth ranked team all lost. The second ranked Michigan Wolverines and third ranked Clemson Tigers fell to Iowa and Pittsburgh, respectively, on last second field goals. Additionally, the fourth ranked Washington Huskies dropped a 26-13 game against USC.

The New England Patriots look to take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football in a nationally televised game. The last time these two teams played was Super Bowl XLIX which ended in the famous goal line interception by Malcolm Butler. This is a high caliber matchup between two teams many foresee in Super Bowl 51.