The Holliston Panthers split their final two home games of the season this week.
On Monday, Holliston took on Newton North at a rainy Katamian Field. The Panthers got off to a strong start, jumping out to 8-3 half time lead after a strong defensive stop by Rusty Varrell and a quick score by Tom Waterman to bring the teams to halftime.
In the second half, Newton North took over, led by a core group of very talented players. Holliston had no answer to strong play by Newton North at both ends of the field and was outscored 12-2 in the second half. The final score 15-10, Newton North, evening the season series 1-1, each team winning on enemy territory.
On Wednesday afternoon, Holliston took on Lincoln Sudbury. The Panthers took control early, jumping to a 8-2 halftime lead. In the second half, Coach Levasseur took the opportunity to play some of the younger players, opening the door for a modest comeback by LS. However, eventually, Holliston got down to business and closed out an impressive 15-6 victory. Holliston swept the season series with Lincoln-Sudbury.
The split for the week brings the Holliston UF team to a 7-8 season record, with two road games to go before the state tournament over Memorial Day weekend. Their record currently ranks Holliston at 90th out of 348 High School teams in the United States.
The Panthers would like to thank the support of the fans who regularly made it out to their home games this season. We'll see you at the state championships in Greenfield!