Vineyarders Victorious in Island Cup

The Island Cup rivalry between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket includes blowout wins and hard-fought losses. On Saturday the Vineyarders made history by defeating Nantucket 14-0 on Whaler home turf at the Island Cup.

Vineyard Brings Home Island Cup in 14-0 Shutout

The coveted silver trophy is back on Martha's Vineyard, with the Vineyard football team defeating Nantucket 14-0 in the annual Island Cup Saturday. Sophomore Jacob Cardoza carried the day with two touchdowns.

Home for the Hardware, Trophy Case Is Packed

For one day every year, the Island Cup trophy sits on the sidelines of a football field, where its home for the next year will be determined. For the other 364 days, the trophy sits in a case.

The Voice of Martha's Vineyard Football

Ken Goldberg has called Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football games for 33 years, and will be in the booth again on Nantucket Saturday for the Island Cup game. His prediction: “When you get to the Nantucket-Vineyard game, forget what the season records are.”

Vineyard Falls to Norwell; Playoff Hopes Dashed

In the final home game of the season, the regional high school team fell 22-8 to Norwell on Friday night. The team is now 3-5 for the season, and with a 10th ranking in the division will not move on to the playoffs.

On Friday Norwell drove in the first touchdown midway through the second quarter, but the Vineyard answered on the next drive with a score of their own. Senior Joe Turney took the handoff from quarterback Tony Breth, rushing six yards for the touchdown. Turney and Breth then teamed up for the two-point conversion, tying the game at 8-8.

Vineyard Triumphant in Homecoming Football Game

After two weeks of frustrating league losses, the Vineyard football team picked up a clutch 18-7 win Friday night in the homecoming match against Coyle and Cassidy. Sophomore Jacob Cardoza scored the winning touchdown with a minute and a half left in the game.

Football Falls in Triple Overtime Nail-Biter

Heartbreak came late for the Vineyard football team on Friday night. After a defensive showcase that led to a scoreless regulation game, the Vineyard fell in triple overtime to visiting Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Bishop Feehan, 9-6. The team is now 1-3.

Fall Sports Gains Momentum, Football Notches First Win

Football and soccer shined brightly for the Vineyard over the weekend. On the gridiron the Vineyarders picked up their first win of the season Friday night, defeating Randolph 18-6 in an away contest. On Saturday afternoon, both girls’ and boys’ soccer earned 1-0 wins over visiting Whitinsville Christian School. Field hockey fell to visiting Needham 2-0 on Saturday.

Football’s win Friday night was “mainly due to the special teams,” head coach Donald Herman said. “They were the heroes.”

Win Some, Lose Some as Sports Season Kicks into Gear

The Vineyarders were on the wrong end of an offensive shootout during Saturday’s home game against the Brighton Bengals, falling 60-41. The Vineyard jumped on the board first after senior back Joe Turney rushed for a five-yard touchdown, but Brighton answered with a score of its own on a 60 yard pass.

Vineyard Falls to Bedford in Home Opener

Playing before a large home crowd at the Daniel McCarthy Field, the Vineyarders took a 21-0 loss to visiting Bedford on Saturday afternoon.

The Buccaneers got on the board in the first quarter and kept going, scoring once more in the third before putting away the final touchdown in the fourth with less than two minutes remaining.

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