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Greater Lawrence Reggies Football '08

Lawrence jumps out early, cruses to win

Lawrence: Lawrence Lancer, Francis Nova breaks Reggie tackles and sprints down the side line before being tackled in Thanksgiving Eve football action. The Lancers defeated Greater Lawrence 39-0. 12 Photos

LAWRENCE — Ramon Heredia had a message for teammate Alex Andrews.

“I told him that if he touches the ball on the opening kickoff, he better bring it to the house for six points,” said the senior quarterback. “We talked about it all week. He told me that if he was out there, he’d bring the kick back for a touchdown. And he did.”

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Football, 11/26/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Future of inner-city battle uncertain

Lawrence: Football action between Lawrence High School Lawrence and Greater Lawrence Technical High School on Thanksgiving Eve 2008. Lawrence Lancer, Harvey Blanco is tackled from behind by Greater Lawrence Reggie, Miguel Baiz (#74). Lawrence defeated Lawrence Tech. 39-0. 12 Photos

Is it Lawrence-Greater Lawrence Tech for the last time?

The last time on the holiday?

Or will this rivalry, usually one that sparks wild, unexpected results, live on?

Lawrence, which stunned the previously perfect and eventual EMass. Division 3A champion Reggies a year ago, owns an 8-4-1 overall advantage against Greater Lawrence, 7-2-1 on Thanksgiving.

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Football, 11/26/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Greater Lawrence at Lawrence .... 7-4 Lawrence season is 3-8 due to four forfeits

Lawrence: Football action between Lawrence High School Lawrence and Greater Lawrence Technical High School on Thanksgiving Eve 2008. Lawrence Lancer, Darius Timmons attempts to block a punt by Greater Lawrence Reggie, Saul Orellana. Lawrence defeated Lawrence Tech. 39-0. 12 Photos

Lancer quarterback Ramon Heredia has gained an impressive 4,397 yards from scrimmage the last three years with 24 touchdowns and thrown 23 TD passes.

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Football, 11/25/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Rivera keeps Greater Lawrence rolling

WEST ANDOVER — If Angel Rivera was going to decide the outcome, he knew that it would take a blessing from above.

“Before I got the ball, I just prayed to my parents,” said Rivera of his mother and father, who have both passed away. “I pray to them all the time.”

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Football, 11/15/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Reggies defense delivers 'Bowl' statement

WEST ANDOVER - There were no "bowl" representatives taking in the Saturday morning festivities at Gleason Stadium.

That did little to blunt the Greater Lawrence Tech Reggies, who made another statement to the "State Vocational Bowl" folks, dominating Greater Lowell, 28-14.

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Football, 11/08/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Reggies top Lynn Tech for second straight win

ANDOVER – Greater Lawrence head coach Tony Sarkis was calling for his field goal kicker to stretch out on the sidelines with the Reggies on Lynn Tech’s 21-yard line and 40 ticks remaining in the second quarter.

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Football, 11/01/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Reggies bounce back, top West Roxbury

WEST ANDOVER — To pick up its second win on the season, Greater Lawrence went back to the basics delivering punishing hits and a 35-8 win over West Roxbury, yesterday afternoon.

Reggies head coach Tony Sarkis was understandably pleased with his squad’s performance. “This was a breakout game for us, both offensively and defensively. We’re starting to play Reggie football now and it shows.”

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Football, 10/25/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Greater Lawrence can’t finish the deal

WEST ANDOVER — Wadscar Gomez jumpstarted the Greater Lawrence offense. But for the Reggies, the problem wasn’t the start, but the finish.

Four times Greater Lawrence marched with ease into North Shore territory and four times they came away with nothing to show during a 7-2 loss to the Bulldogs yesterday afternoon.

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Football, 10/19/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Northeast Metro, Greater Lawrence

WAKEFIELD — Greater Lawrence was unable to overcome a scoreless first half, losing to the Northeast Knights 26-20.
The Reggies had many opportunities in the second half to take a lead, but were stopped by a strong Northeast defense that gave them trouble all night.
Northeast took a 12-0 lead heading into the locker room at the half. Greater Lawrence bounced back in the second half.
“Hold them and start scoring,” head coach Tony Sarkis said he told his players during the half.
The Reggies’ first drive of the second half ended in a short touchdown pass from quarterback Juan Carlos Gomez to Chris Rocker.
“We ended up getting the ball right away,” said Sarkis. “We ended up scoring on that first run and that helped us out emotionally.”
The defense came in and forced a punt. The Reggies then drove 75 yards, culminated in a 60-yard rush by Angel Rivera, tying the score. The Knights, though, came right back, scoring on a 49-yard rush by Christian O’Leary with 1:48 left in the third to take a 20-12 lead.
Greater Lawrence was poised to tie it up, but a 59-yard drive stalled.
“Coming down and not scoring on the 2-3 yard line really killed us,” said Sarkis. “That hurt us emotionally and that would have been a big swing for us.”
With 3:43 left, the Reggies did score the equalizer on a 10-yard pass from Juan Carlos Gomez to Rocker, for their second TD connection of the evening. The two combined for the conversion pass and the game was deadlocked at 20-20. The hosts, however, had one final answer. Dan Martin scored his third TD of the game, crashing in from four yards out.
The Reggies returned the kick to their own 43 but an interception on the first play from scrimmage ended any hopes of a comeback victory.

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Football, 10/11/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Gomez runs Reggies to first victory

WOBURN — Even though they were playing their second game in only six days, the Greater Lawrence Tech football team showed no signs of fatigue as they pounded out their first win of the season 26-12 over Minuteman Tech(0-2).

The game was highlighted by the breakout perfomance of tailback Wadscar Gomez who finished with 193 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries. Listed at only 160 pounds, the senior proved any doubters wrong and spent much of the day running hard between the tackles,

“I think we found our tailback” said coach Tony Sarkis, who had been using a committee of starting tailbacks through the first three games. “[Gomez] was in the rotation and had a few carries in the other games but today I told him “this is your game, show me what you have” and he played excellent.”

After holding the Mustangs to a three-and-out on the first series of the game, Lawrence immidietly put the ball into Gomez’s hands. He ran eight of the first nine plays and ate up nearly seven minutes of clock before he took a pitch off the right tackle in for a score from nine yards out putting the Reggies up 6-0.

The drive was highlighted by a 28-yard fourth down conversion, a pass from Gomez’s younger brother Juan Carlos(2-4 53 yards TD INT) to receiver Eric Notenboom.

Wadscar Gomez continued to be the focus of the offense running a total of 16 times in the first half including five straight times near the end of the second quarter, setting up a 25-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Orasio to put the Reggie’s up 13-6.

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Football, 10/04/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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