SIDELINE CELEBRATION – Quincy Head Football Coach Bill Reardon is doused with water by Presidents Armani Cardoso (rear), Kenny Garcia Rosario (#34) and Reda Laftih (#21) as the final seconds tick off the clock at the 82nd city football championship Thanksgiving morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy defeated North Quincy, 33-6. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
By BILL GRIFFIN
James Lam threw three touchdown passes and Jahvae Handsom-Fields ran for a pair of scores to lift Quincy to its third consecutive Thanksgiving win over North Quincy, 33-6 at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium Thursday morning.
Lam went 9-11 through the air for 177 yards. He hit J.T. Bain on TD strikes of 50 and 40 yards and connected with Armani Cardoso for a four-yard score. Lam broke the all-time record for TD passes by a Quincy quarterback with his second scoring strike to Bain early in the fourth quarter. Lam threw 35 TD passes in his career and broke the old record held by Chris Noble.
Handsom-Fields rushed for 156 yards in 15 carries and played an outstanding game on defense at safety. He scored Quincy’s first TD of the game, a 16-yard run on fourth down when he broke free after being trapped in the backfield.
Senior quarterback Andrew Kiley had a fine game for North, completing eight passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Eric Cohane-Jones had an excellent game for the Red Raiders with three catches for 48 yards, including a 14-yard connection with Kiley for a TD in the second quarter. Cohane-Jones also had kickoff returns of 55 and 25 yards.
Quincy ended the season with an 8-3 record. North finished at 2-9.
RECORD DAY – Quincy Quarterback James Lam (#5) is presented the game ball by Coach Bill Reardon to mark a record-setting day for the senior captain. Lam tossed three touchdown passes - including a pair to wide receiver J.T. Bain – for 35 in his career to establish a new record at Quincy High. Lam’s 35 touchdown passes broke the mark long-held by Chris Noble who had 34 for his career. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Quincy Presidents celebrate with the city football championship moments after defeating North Quincy, 33-6 in the 82nd meeting between the two high schools Thanksgiving morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
The Red Raiders sustained several strong drives deep into Presidents’ territory and the game was close for three quarters until Quincy pulled away in the fourth quarter. Here North Quincy senior wide receiver Solomon Umoren leaps to make a terrific grab over the Presidents’ Ryan Turpin. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Quincy senior wide receiver J.T. Bain hauls in his second touchdown catch of the day – this one a 40-yard strike from James Lam early in the fourth quarter to make it a 33-6 score. The reception also gave Lam his 35th career touchdown pass, setting a new record at Quincy High School. The mark of 34 had been held by Chris Noble. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Members of both teams line up at midfield to shake hands following Quincy’s 33-6 win over North Quincy Thursday. Here Presidents Jake Bergonzi (#44), Garrett Cronin (#35) and Isaiah Uzamere shake hands with North Quincy captain Zack Dangora. More game coverage in the Dec. 4th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth