Red Raiders Edge Presidents 7-6 For 2nd Straight Thanksgiving Day Win

North Quincy Red Raiders celebrate the team's 7-6 victory over rival Quincy High in the 85th city football championship on Thanksgiving Day at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. The win was North Quincy's second in a row in the holiday series that dates back to 1933. NQ finishes the season at 4-7; Quincy's final record was 2-9. The series now stands Quincy 47 wins, North Quincy 33 wins and 5 ties. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Red Raiders celebrate the team’s 7-6 victory over rival Quincy High in the 85th city football championship on Thanksgiving Day at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. The win was North Quincy’s second in a row in the holiday series that dates back to 1933. NQ finishes the season at 4-7; Quincy’s final record was 2-9. The series now stands Quincy 47 wins, North Quincy 33 wins and 5 ties. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy's Nelson Walinjom carries the ball for the Red Raiders with the Presidents' Dominic Laptiste in pursuit during the 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy Football Championship Thanksgiving Day morning at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy’s Nelson Walinjom carries the ball for the Red Raiders with the Presidents’ Dominic Laptiste in pursuit during the 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy Football Championship Thanksgiving Day morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Walinjom scored the Red Raiders’ lone touchdown on a 12-yard pass from quarterback Tim Layden. Kicker Kieran O’Driscoll drilled the extra point for the winning point in the Red Raiders’ 7-6 win over the Presidents. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior running back Shorn Hawthorne grinds out some yards against Chris Donaghey (left) and the North Quincy Red Raiders in the 85th annual city football championship Thursday. Hawthorne scored the Presidents' lone touchdown on a 12 yard run but Quincy missed the extra point bowing to North Quincy 7-6. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior running back Shorn Hawthorne grinds out some yards against Chris Donaghey (left) and the North Quincy Red Raiders in the 85th annual city football championship Thursday. Hawthorne scored the Presidents’ lone touchdown on a 12-yard run, but North blocked the ensuing extra point attempt to preserve the 7-6 lead. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Red Raider varsity cheerleaders perform at half time during the 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy Football game Thursday. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Red Raider varsity cheerleaders perform at half time during the 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy Football game Thursday. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy High School varsity cheerleaders perform at half time at the 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy football game Thanksgiving morning at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy High School varsity cheerleaders perform at half time at the 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy football game Thanksgiving morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy football game also featured the debut of new uniforms for the Quincy-North Quincy combined marching band. The uniforms were made possible with a donation from Mayor Thomas Koch. More coverage of this year's Quincy-North Quincy football game in the Nov. 30th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The 85th annual Quincy-North Quincy football game also featured the debut of new uniforms for the Quincy-North Quincy combined marching band. The uniforms were made possible with a donation from Mayor Thomas Koch. More coverage of this year’s Quincy-North Quincy football game in the Nov. 30th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

 

 

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Apaches Defeat Elks 6-0 In OT To Win 67th – And Final – QYFL Title

North Quincy Apaches celebrate the teams's 6-0 overtime win over the West Quincy Elks in the 67th – and final – Quincy Youth Football League Championship game at blustery Veterans' Memorial Stadium Sunday. The two teams were scoreless after four quarters until Jackson Grant's touchdown reception on NQ's first possession of overtime from quarterback J.C. Petrongolo. Petrongolo sealed the title with an interception in the end zone as the Elks tried to score the equalizer on their overtime possession. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Apaches celebrate the teams’s 6-0 overtime win over the West Quincy Elks in the 67th – and final – Quincy Youth Football League Championship game at blustery Veterans’ Memorial Stadium Sunday. The two teams were scoreless after four quarters until Jackson Murphy’s touchdown reception on NQ’s first possession of overtime from quarterback J.C. Petrongolo. Petrongolo sealed the title with an interception in the end zone as the Elks tried to score the equalizer on their overtime possession. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Apaches cheer after Franchise Holder Sean Halpin (far left) and Head Coach Ryan Craig are presented the Founders Cup, the championship trophy of the varsity Quincy Youth Football League. The league will split into two teams next fall and play in the Bay State Youth Football League. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Apaches cheer after Franchise Holder Sean Halpin (far left) and Head Coach Ryan Craig are presented the Founders Cup, the championship trophy of the varsity Quincy Youth Football League. The league will split into two teams next fall and play in the Bay State Youth Football League. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Apaches raise the team banner and championship trophy after defeating the West Quincy Elks 6-0 in overtime in the QYFL varsity championship Sunday at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Apaches raise the team banner and championship trophy after defeating the West Quincy Elks 6-0 in overtime in the QYFL varsity championship Sunday at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy Youth Football League's varsity title game matchup between the North Quincy Apaches and West Quincy Elks showcased each team's strong defense. Here West Quincy's Malik Francis intercepts a NQ pass near the end zone late in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy Youth Football League’s varsity title game matchup between the North Quincy Apaches and West Quincy Elks showcased each team’s strong defense. Here West Quincy’s Malik Francis intercepts a NQ pass near the end zone late in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Apaches and West Quincy Elks shake hands at midfield after the Apaches defeated the Elks 6-0 in the varsity Quincy Youth Football championship Sunday. The game will go down as one of the most competitive in the 67-year history of the league as overtime was needed to decide the outcome. More coverage in this week's issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy Apaches and West Quincy Elks shake hands at midfield after the Apaches defeated the Elks 6-0 in the varsity Quincy Youth Football championship Sunday. The game will go down as one of the most competitive in the 67-year history of the league as overtime was needed to decide the outcome. More coverage in this week’s issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

 

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Red Raiders Win City Football Crown, 13-6

North Quincy senior running back Liam O'Connor scored rushed for two first-half touchdowns (13 yards and 4 yards) to spark the Red Raiders to a 13-6 win over the Quincy Presidents in the 84th city football championship Thanksgiving morning at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. NQ snapped a four-year holiday drought with the victory over their intracity rival. The series record now stands at Quincy 47 wins, North Quincy 32 wins and 5 ties. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy senior running back Liam O’Connor rushed for two first-half touchdowns (13 yards and 4 yards) to spark the Red Raiders to a 13-6 win over the Quincy Presidents in the 84th city football championship Thanksgiving morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. NQ snapped a four-year holiday drought with the victory over their intracity rival. The series record now stands at Quincy 47 wins, North Quincy 32 wins and 5 ties. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy also turned in some key defensive plays against Quincy including this late fourth-quarter interception by junior defensive back Chris Donaghey to stop a Presidents' drive. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy also turned in some key defensive plays against Quincy including this late fourth-quarter interception by junior defensive back Chris Donaghey to stop a Presidents’ drive. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy quarterback Colin Keaveny eludes a North Quincy defender in the 84th annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the two rival high schools. Keaveny also caught the Presidents' only touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Nicholas Maberry. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy quarterback Colin Keaveny eludes a North Quincy defender in the 84th annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the two rival high schools. Keaveny also caught the Presidents’ only touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Nicholas Maberry. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy quarterback Tim Layden moves out of the pocket as the Presidents' Gustavo DeSouza tries to trip up the sophomore signal caller. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy quarterback Tim Layden moves out of the pocket as the Presidents’ Gustavo DeSouza tries to trip up the sophomore signal caller. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy head coach Mark Nutley (right) and his football Red Raiders celebrate with the City Football Championship trophy after NQ defeated Quincy 13-6 in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

North Quincy head coach Mark Nutley (right) and his Red Raiders celebrate with the City Football Championship trophy after NQ defeated Quincy 13-6 in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Co-captain Ryan Manning hoists the city football championship trophy as the Red Raiders celebrate their 13-6 win over Quincy. Story, more photos in the Dec. 1st issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Co-captain Ryan Manning hoists the city football championship trophy as the Red Raiders celebrate their 13-6 win over Quincy. Story, more photos in the Dec. 1st issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

 

 

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Emily Bryson Cross Country All-American Again

Brandeis University sophomore Emily Bryson of Quincy, a 2015 graduate of North Quincy High School, captured her second career All-America honor Nov. 19th by finishing 24th overall at the 2016 NCAA Division III Championships at E.A. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, hosted by Spalding University.

Emily Bryson - Photo Courtesy Sportspix/Jan Volk

Emily Bryson – Photo Courtesy Sportspix/Jan Volk

“I just kept thinking of all my girls, my team, that’s all I thought about,” Bryson said after the meet. “I gave it everything.”

Bryson, who finished 31st overall at the NCAA Division III Championships a year ago, improved by seven spots from her debut year. She turned in a time of 21:09.9 for the eight-kilometer course, about 34 seconds faster than in her rookie season in Wisconsin. Bryson was part of a pack of four runners who crossed the line at the same time.

Bryson becomes just the fifth woman in school history to win multiple All-America honors in cross country. She joins Nicole Fogarty ‘89, Jean Olds Cann ‘92, Theresa Patten ‘94 and Mariko Tansey Holbrook Neveu ‘03. She was the fourth finisher from New England in this year’s race – after finishing 12th at the New England Regional – and fourth among University Athletic Association runners – after placing third at the conference championships.

Bryson was also the seventh sophomore to cross the line.

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Houghs Neck Manets Youth Football Champions

Houghs Neck Manets hoist the Founders Trophy after defeating the North Quincy Apaches 36-20 for the varsity Quincy Youth Football League championship Sunday at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. At bottom left is Head Coach Michael Flavin who accepted the trophy on behalf of the team from league officials after the team's victory. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Houghs Neck Manets hoist the Founders Cup after defeating the North Quincy Apaches 36-20 for the Quincy Youth Football League varsity championship Sunday at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. At bottom left is Head Coach Michael Flavin who accepted the trophy on behalf of the team from league officials after the Manets’ victory. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Manet Nation - Houghs Neck Manets coaches, players and cheerleaders celebrate the team's 36-20 win over the North Quincy Apaches Sunday posing for a group photo in front of the Veterans' Memorial Stadium with the final score. The Manets went up 16-0 about midway through the second quarter but the Apaches scored two touchdowns to cut the lead to 16-14 at the half. The Manets scored twice in the third quarter including a fumble recovery by game MVP Isaiah Stenberg for a 30-14 lead going into the fourth quarter. Steinberg rushed for another touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Manets an insurmountable 36-14 lead. NQ tacked on a late touchdown to close out the scoring, 36-20. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Manet Nation #1 – Houghs Neck Manets coaches, players and cheerleaders celebrate the team’s 36-20 win over the North Quincy Apaches Sunday posing for a group photo in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Stadium scoreboard with the final score. The Manets went up 16-0 about midway through the second quarter but the Apaches scored two touchdowns to cut the lead to 16-14 at the half. The Manets scored twice in the third quarter including a fumble recovery by game MVP Isaiah Steinberg for a 30-14 lead going into the fourth quarter. Steinberg rushed for another touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Manets an insurmountable 36-14 lead. NQ tacked on a late touchdown to close out the scoring, 36-20. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Peter Ugwa scores the first touchdown for the Houghs Neck Manets against the North Quincy Apaches in Sunday's QYFL Championship game at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Agu ‘Peter’ Ugwa scores the first touchdown for the Houghs Neck Manets against the North Quincy Apaches in Sunday’s QYFL Championship game at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Apaches Quarterback Danny Scolaro gains some yardage on the ground against the Houghs Neck Manets Sunday. Story, more photos in the Nov. 17th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Apaches Quarterback Danny Scolaro gains some yardage on the ground against the Houghs Neck Manets Sunday. Story, more photos in the Nov. 17th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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