2014-11-28 / Schools

Middle schools battle in annual SkySam Bowl


Top, Teams in the SkySam Bowl gather for a photograph. The girls’ team from Sky View Middle School won 42-0. 
Courtesy photos Top, Teams in the SkySam Bowl gather for a photograph. The girls’ team from Sky View Middle School won 42-0. Courtesy photos The annual SkySam Bowl, which pits teams of students from Leominster’s two middle schools in a friendly flag football competition, was played Nov. 13 at Doyle Field.

The Samoset girls battled all game, but came up short against a powerful Sky View team. Led by quarterback Tamara Landry, the Sky View team took home a 42-0 win. Speed demons Olivia Dunn, Adriana Valenti and Violet Reynolds each had touchdowns, while the defense was led by Lily Cratsley, a force on the line. Colby Lane, one of Sky View’s receivers, also had a great game using her height and agility to pull down multiple catches.

In the second game, the Sky View and Samoset boys battled it out. Samoset went up big early on, taking a 30-6 lead at the half with the final score a tie in double overtime at 48 apiece. Quarterback Felipe Garcia led the charge for the offense, hooking up with receiver Pat Gallagher several times. Brian Rodriguez had a stellar day on both sides of the ball. Dazeen Figuera led the sky view boys in overtime, picking apart the defense as the back up quarterback, leading them to a sudden death double overtime. It was an incredible game.


The Sky View boys’ team huddles up. The Sky View boys’ team huddles up. Sky View girls’ coach Amber Cornwall and Sky View boys’ coach Dan Reiser had nothing but positive things to say about all the players involved, they are especially proud of their eighth-graders.

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