McCann Tech Football Falls in First Game Under Its New Lights
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was a historic night at Charles H. McCann as the football team played the first ever game under the lights Friday night.
McCann (0-2) was unable to come away with the win as they lost to Mahar, 48-12.
It was a tough start to the game for McCann with an interception on the first series of the game giving Mahar great field position. Mahar would use that field position to punch in the first touchdown of the game from quarterback Kaleb Lemcke from 7 yards out.
Lemcke finished the night with two touchdowns and 98 yards rushing.
The Mahar defense and special teams stepped up for Mahar once again on the next series, this time getting a blocked punt inside the 20-yard line. This time they ran the ball in with running back Domanic Cacciolfi to make it 14-0. Cacciolfi compiled two touchdowns and 58 yards rushing in the first half.
Mahar continued to dominate the game for the remainder of the half adding four more touchdowns including a big 46-yard run from Lemcke just before the half. The Hornets went into the half down, 41-0.
The second half started similarly to the first with Mahar punching in another long run from 48 yards out to make it 48-0.
McCann continued to fight and finally got rewarded with a nice 45-yard kickoff return from Matthew Morris. Morris was one of the few bright spots for McCann in the second half, getting a nice drive at the end of the game and finding Connor Walden in the end zone from 10 yards out.
It wasn’t the result the Hornets wanted but it was a nice showing from the crowd for the first game under the lights and a spirited second half from McCann to keep fighting till the final whistle.
They will regroup next week when they play Mashpee at home, under the lights.