It was a big crowd of fans for the annual homecoming football game. And they went home happy.
The Pirates ran off their third straight win and improved to 3-1 this season by dispatching Randolph 26-6 on Friday night. Johnny Gianibas added two more touchdown receptions of 45 and 9 yards from Luke Richardson and also had 118 yards total rushing. Richardson also scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak, and Jaden Stilphen also had nine carries for 70 yards rushing which included a 2-yard scoring run. On defense, Ryan Dunn and Tyler Sordillo had eight tackles each, while Gianibas and Aiden Robey added five tackles each. Aiden Murphy had four tackles and a fumble recovery, and Tommy Burke had an interception in his third straight contest. The Pirates travel to Mashpee this Friday evening.
The girls’ grade 7/8 team beat visiting Carver 4-0 to improve its season record to 3-1. Montana Alibrandi scored three goals, and Abby Jeffries- Ranger added a goal. Strong defensive performances came from Hannah Pearson, Allegra Whelan, Pixie Dyer, Emma Lees, and Lilly Nunes.
The boys’ grade 7/8 team also had a clean sheet, blanking host Cohasset 3-0, thus staying undefeated at 4-0. Asher Herrmann led the scoring with two goals, and Tristan Lofgren also added a goal. Christian Truglia, Sam Szabo, Nate Tiani, JT Gould, Max Lofgren, Thomas Brasil, Will Noonan, Alex McBill, Joe Delgallo, and David Giffin all turned in great efforts. Teddy Hipp recorded his third straight shutout with another great outing in goal.
The shutout wins for Hull continued with the girls’ grade 5/6 team blanking host Plymouth 2-0. Bella Walsh and Brianna Ramos each scored a goal. It was a great overall team play by all, with an emphasis on the solid goalkeeping of Tessa Shultz and Maggie Jones and great midfield play by Alyssa Donato and Erin Murray.
Not to be outdone, the boys’ grade 3/4 team also had a shutout win, routing host Duxbury 10-0. (Hull (3-1-1).) Cruz Costigliola, Tristan Misdea, and Henry Littlefield combined to score all Hull’s goals, while the solid defense was led by PK Gunderson, Cody Miller, Billy Littlefield, Tomas Bromberg-Issoken, and Spencer Dance.
The girls’ grade 3/4-2 team earned a 2-2 tie at home against Kingston. Natalie Tiana and Stella Palermo scored for Hull (1-2-1), and the defense was anchored by Sophie Munn and Deidra Flaherty.
The girls’ grade 3/4-1 team was edged by host Duxbury, 3-2. Piper Yakubian and Nadia Schultz tallied the Hull goals, and Molly McCarthy and Ellie Kiley had strong defensive games.
The boys’ grade 5/6-2 team fell to 1-3 with a 7-2 defeat by Marshfield. JD McCauliffe and Domenic Ramos had the Hull goals, and strong games were played by Connor Stoll, Christian Nolan, JP Hnath, and Lantz Mackey
Graham Whelan, sophomore at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., and 2020 graduate of Hull High School, earned a spot this September on the Flagler College surf team. Flagler’s surf team competes as a club within the National Scholastic Surf Association in the East Coast College Division. He is one of 17 students (11 men, six women) on the team and competes in the short board category. Competitions are run similarly to those held on Nantasket Beach where groups of six surfers go out in a “heat” and try to show their stuff for 20 minutes, with the top two moving on the semifinal then the final round. Graham surfed in his first competition two weeks ago in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., where Flagler College took first place in the long board and second place in the short board. The winner from the East Coast Division at the end of the season will go to the nationals in California next April.
Run/Walk for Struzz
The eighth annual Struzz Home Run 5K Run/Walk will be this Saturday at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Danielle E. Struzziery Memorial Scholarship Fund. The 5K begins and ends at the Danielle Struzziery softball field at N Street. Pre-registration is $20 and $25 on the day of registration. There will be an after-event party at Local 02045 restaurant. There are many great raffles and prizes. For registration and information, go to www.struzz7.org.
Hull of Fame
The fourth Hull High Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be honored on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham and will also be recognized during the Thanksgiving football game on Nov. 25. The Hall of Fame committee will also have a meat raffle fundraiser at the Cathay Center in Weymouth on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 4:30-7 p.m.
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