It was the seniors’ last home game. So, the Hull Pirates made it a memorable one. Led by another suffocating defensive performance and a big play offense, Hull (2-1) blanked visiting Holbrook/Avon 48-0 on Friday evening.
Not only did the defense earn its first shutout of the season, it scored the first points as Aiden Murphy fell on a Bulldogs fumble in the end zone in the opening minute for a quick 6-0 lead. Hayden Anastos, who had yet to convert an extra point this season, added the point after. He would convert all seven attempts in the game. Meanwhile, Murphy had another solid game on both sides of the line, adding four tackles. Tyler Sordillo added four tackles, and Luke Mullen had a key sack for the Pirates.
On offense, Jimmy Polito scored on a 20-yard run and later returned a kickoff 75 yards for a score. Treston O’Hare had 68 yards rushing, which included a 38-yard scoring run, while Nate Simoly ran to pay dirt from 28 yards out. Johnny Gianibas added 47 yards rushing.
Hull travels to Randolph for an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturday.
Still on track
Make it three wins in a row for the Hull boys’ and girls’ winter track teams, as each squad improved to 3-1 with solid wins over host Mashpee on Tuesday. The girls’ team had six first-place finishes in their 47-32 triumph. They were: Liz Luggelle in the shot put; Nina Tiani in the 55 meter hurdles; Ena Durbin in the mile; Elsie Harper in the 55 meters; Nadine Egan in the 1,000 meters; and Ronnie Fleming in the 300 meters. The boys’ team routed Mashpee 51-11, led by another multi-winning effort by Matt McCluskey in the high jump, long jump, and 55 meters. Tony Alibrandi was a double winner in the shot put and 300 meters, while Sam Tuchman won the 600 meters and Robert Hunter was first in the mile. The teams travel to Carver on Tuesday.
Calling all girls’ softball players in grades two through eight. Hull girls’ softball registration is open. Register at www.hullgirlssoftball.com. Reduced fees for 2021 are: $50, one child per family; $60, two children; and $75, three children. The season runs from early May to late June. Practice and games are Monday through Friday in-town at L Street Fields, with a typical weekly schedule being Monday practice and Tuesday and Thursday for games. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hull Youth Baseball update
Hull Youth Baseball will have all three divisions this season for ages 5-12. Baseball practices will start the first week of April for Division 1 and the second week for Division 2. Opening day for all of Hull Youth Baseball will take place on Friday, April 30. There will be intertown play during the season in May for Division 1 against Cohasset.
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