The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team lost 14-0 to the Sandwich Blue Knights Sunday on the Cape in the first game of the fall sports II season.

On a sunny but windy day in Sandwich, the Vineyarders were hampered by mishaps and failed to capitalize on three turnovers. Down 8-0 in the fourth quarter, the Vineyard went on a six-play 51-yard drive but could not score after botching the snap on third and fourth down in the red zone. One play later, Sandwich’s Patrick Morin broke off an 86-yard touchdown run that put the Blue Knights ahead for good.

“The game should’ve been a lot closer,” said Vineyard head coach Donald Herman. “We had two breakdowns that led to their scores... there were some things that we did that were positive but there are obviously a lot of things we need to work on.”

Ty Matthew led the Vineyard in rushing with 67 yards on nine carries and Alec Calverley added 45 yards on 11 attempts for purple and white. In total, the Vineyard rushed for 140 yards on the day.

On defense, Braden Sayles and David Butkowsky recovered fumbles and TJ Lett made an interception.

“TJ Lett had a textbook interception in the back of the end zone right before the end of the half, it was a beautiful play,” Coach Herman said.

The Vineyard plays its first home game Saturday, March 27 at noon in a rematch against Sandwich.