Ipswich Tigers Football '08


The host Generals have a chance to tie up their all-time Thanksgiving series with Ipswich. The visiting Tigers hold a 17-16 edge on the holiday series, which began in 1975.

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Football, 11/12/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Amesbury continues pursuit of CAL Small title

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The Amesbury football team avoided fourth-drama last evening for the first time in four weeks. The Indians (7-1 overall, 2-1 Cape Ann League Small) cruised to a 31-13 victory over winless Ipswich (0-7, 0-4).

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Football, 10/31/08 » 5 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Defense puts Georgetown in drivers seat

IPSWICH — If defense wins championships, then the Georgetown High Football team is on the right track.

The Royals flexed their muscles against Ipswich, downing the Tigers 34-8 in dominating fashion. The win improved Georgetown to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Cape Anne Small.

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

Big plays key Newburyport victory

IPSWICH — Big plays were just what the doctor ordered for Newburyport, which got four touchdowns of 20 yards or more in a 41-21 win over host Ipswich last night.

The Clippers (2-5) scored on their first three possessions of the second half to turn a one point hole into a commanding lead. Quarterback Joe Clancy led his troops back, tossing his third and fourth TD passes of the night, one a 45-yard bomb to Andrew Sokol and the other a bubble screen to Kyle LeBlanc, which turned into a 65-yard score.

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Football, 10/20/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pentucket, Ipswich

IPSWICH — Four games and counting.
Playing intelligently, physically and with tons of pride, Pentucket’s defense is barely bending, never mind breaking. A young but improving Ipswich team learned this first-hand, as the Sachems cruised to a 19-0 victory. It marked their fourth straight win and shutout, before about 250 fans.
Linemen Justin O’Donnell (six tackles while gumming up the middle of the trenches) and Matt Fiore (sack) led a stellar team effort, along with Dan Johanson (four tackles, one for lost yardage, quarterback pressure) and freshman Nolan Dragon (four stops).
“It means so much,” O’Donnell said of the shutout streak. “I’m not going to be able to sleep, I’m so proud of it. The whole team’s proud, and it feels good.”
It helped that Pentucket’s defense was so sturdy because the offense went through long periods of silence. The Sachems saw a costly holding penalty pull a second-half touchdown off the board while yellow flags negated gains of 59 and 24 yards.
“We’ve got to finish things better and cut down on penalties,” said Pentucket head coach Steve Hayden. “They devised some nice plays and we didn’t react too well.”
But the Sachems caught Ipswich by surprise on their first two possessions, sticking the ball in the end zone on a 40-yard romp by Modlish (133 yards, two scores) and a 3-yard QB sneak from returning starter Jordan Silva for all the points they would need just over six minutes into the game.
“I think we were shocked at the strength and speed they had immediately at the start,” Ipswich coach Ted Flaherty said. “They really caught us off guard. We got up to game speed after that but we were down two scores.”
Modlish wrapped up the scoring late in the fourth quarter with a 4-yard run for six points, set up by backfield mate Johanson (22 of his 81 yards on the march).
Ipswich’s lone shot at the end zone came early in the second quarter, reaching the Sachem 28 before two huge penalties and a Dylan Chase sack pushed the Tigers to midfield and forced a punt.
“Instead of our usual adjustments, we shifted our line to try and get them confused,” O’Donnell explained. “We wanted to throw them off a little bit and then stick it to them. We went as hard as we could, kept amped up and kept trying.”

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

Triton, Ipswich

The Triton Vikings walked away with the win after Nick DeFrancesco nailed a last second 31 yard field goal to beat the Ipswich Tigers.

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Football, 10/07/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars