It’s shaping up to be a memorable fall sports season in Hull. The Hull High School football team is two wins away from a state championship. The Hull Youth Football Mites are in the title tilt, and the Hull High School cheerleaders will also compete for a state championship.
On the gridiron, the Pirates earned a spot in the Division 8 final four with a 27-20 quarter-final win at home over Kipp Academy (Lynn) on Friday night. Hull (8-2) will face top-seeded Hoosac Valley Regional (Cheshire) in the state semi-finals on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The game will be played at a neutral site, at Shepherd Hill Regional in Dudley. The winner will play for the state championship at Gillette Stadium (date and time TBA).
On Friday, Johnny Gianibas rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown in the final two minutes to win the game; Luke Richardson scored twice; and Jaden Stilphen pounded out 50 yards on the ground and also scored. On defense, Tyler Sordillo had five tackles and a fumble recovery; Aidan Murphy had six tackles; and Austin Bongo had an interception.
Hull will also host Cohasset on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m. and will look to end the Skippers’ 10-game winning streak in the holiday series.
Stating their case
The Hull High School cheerleaders turned in an impressive score of 77.6 at the regional competition on Sunday in Marshfield. The score earned the team a bid to compete in the MSAA state competition this Sunday at Worcester State University and an opportunity to compete for a national bid. The girls will take the floor at 10:30 a.m.
Mighty Mites move on
The Hull Youth Football Mites defeated visiting Carver in double overtime 22-20 on Sunday to advance to the youth football Super Bowl. Hull (4-3-1) will face Wareham in the championship game on Sunday at 10 a.m. at West Bridgewater High School. Julian Lundrigan led the semi-final win with three rushing touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Aiden Gibbons got the go-ahead two-point conversion to put Hull on top 22-14 in overtime while rushing for 102 yards. A strong defensive stand in the fourth quarter by Finn Smith and Chase Silva allowed the game to go to overtime. Christian Silva also led the defense with two tackles for a loss, a sack, and a defensive fumble recovery in the fourth quarter. Jacob Goodrich, Jayden Sheets, Gavin Griffin, Liam Fahey, and Jett Minkler also contributed on the defense.
Hull Youth Soccer season finale
The girls’ grade 5/6-1 team ended its season with a 4-0 win over Plymouth, finishing with a solid 7-1-0 record. Scarlett Arevalo earned the shutout in goal while Gianna Thorne scored two goals, Brianna Ramos added one; MacKenzie MacLeod converted a penalty kick. Other key contributions came from Evelyn Concannon, Cassidy Reilly, Ava Palmero, Addison Littlefield, and Abby Baglione.
The girls’ grade 3/4-1 team finished its season with a 2-0 win at home over Carver. Molly McCarthy and Ashleigh Mackey provided the goals while the shut-out defense was led by Alex Gaffing and Ellie Kiley.
The boys’ grade 7/8 team polished off a solid season with a 10-1 won over Plymouth. Christian Truglia led the way with three goals, and Asher Herrmann and Will Noonan added two tallies each. Thomas Brasil, Nate Tiani, and JT Gould also found the back of the net. The defense, which conceded just five goals all season, was led by goalkeeper Teddy Hipp, Max Lofgren, Alex McBill, David Giffin, Joe DelGallo, Jacob Lin, and Finn Walsh. The team finished the fall campaign with an 8-1 record.
Hull of Fame – AS REPORTED IN THE NOV. 11 HULL TIMES.
This year’s Hull High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. They are: student athlete – Matt Littlefield, David Orpen, and Lisa Rogers Canavan; coach – Liz Londergan and Chris Weber; team – 2011 Girls Basketball; and contributor – Danielle Struzziery (in memory of). The new class will be introduced at the Thanksgiving Day football game, and the induction ceremony dinner will be on Nov. 27 at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham.
Hull of Fame
This year’s Hull High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. They are: Student Athlete: Matt Littlefield, David Orpen, Lisa Rogers Canavan; Coach: Liz Londergan, Chris Weber; Team: 2011 Girls Basketball; Contributor: Danielle Struzziery (in memory of). The new class will be introduced at the Thanksgiving Day football game and the induction ceremony dinner will be on November 27 at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham.
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