Ipswich Tigers Football '06

Tigers methodically tear apart North Andover

Ipswich's Steve Phaneuf breaks away from North Andover's Matt Burckhardt for a touchdown in the first quarter of last night's game.1 Photo

IPSWICH | No flash, just efficiency.

The Ipswich High School football team has kept it simple through the first three weeks, and the results have been pouring in against established programs.

North Andover was the Tigers' latest victim, succumbing to the strong defense and deliberate offense in a 20-0 whitewashing last night.

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Football, 08/27/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Ipswich crushes Hornets, advances to Super Bowl

Manchester Essex head coach Mike Athanas has a frustrating sideline conversation with Dan Kenerson during their Division 3A state playoff game against Ipswich Tuesday night in Acton. The Tigers defeated the Hornets, 34-0.1 Photo

ACTON | The look on Ted Flaherty's face spoke volumes. With beads of sweat rolling down his forehead, the second-year Ipswich High football coach stood on Edward M. Leary Field last night with a wide grin following his team's impressive 34-0 victory over Manchester Essex in the Eastern Mass. Division 3A semifinals.

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Football, 08/24/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Perfect ending suits Ipswich

Ipswich's Ryan Gagnon, left, and Alex McCarthy, right, celebrate with head coach Ted Flaherty after they were awarded the Super Bowl trophy for Division 3A at Veteran's Stadium in Quincy on Saturday morning. The Tigers defeated the Cape Cod Tech Crusaders, 7-0.1 Photo

QUINCY | Ipswich High didn't play a perfect football game Saturday, yet the Tigers earned the perfect ending.

When you've just won your first Super Bowl championship in 14 years, there's no quibbling about how you got it done; you're just overjoyed that you came out on top.

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Football, 08/24/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Ipswich holds on, makes playoffs

From left, Hamilton-Wenham's Jay Scuteri reaches for the ball while Ipswich's (No. 5) Kevin Micheal and Alex Lampropoulos stand by ready to catch it during their Thanksgiving game held at Hamilton-Wenham High School on Thursday morning. The Tigers defeated the Generals, 7-0.1 Photo

HAMILTON | It's impossible to overstate how much it means to a team to be on the verge of winning a championship, and then to have potential disaster lurking around the corner.

Ipswich High was in that precarious position yesterday against a remarkably resilient and fired-up Hamilton-Wenham team. The Tigers were five seconds away from a victory that would have propelled them to the postseason. They were also five seconds away from an upset loss that would've soured their entire season.

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Football, 08/24/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars