Beverly Panthers Football '06

Goal line stop sends Panthers to victory

Beverly quarterback Nick Tanzella runs the ball for a short gain as Gloucester's Cameron Marston gives chase during the first half of their football game at Newell Stadium in Gloucester Friday night. Beverly won the close-fought game, 20-18.1 Photo

GLOUCESTER | According to the Newell Stadium scoreboard, the game was over.

But the Beverly High football substitutes who spilled onto the field in delight were sent back to the sideline by the officials for one more play. For despite having stopped Gloucester on two straight quarterback sneaks from the 1-foot line, the Panther defense was being asked to do it one more time.

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

Salem seniors stand proud after successful season

Anthony Silva of Salem lets the ball slip through his hand on a pass as Greg Pierce of Beverly defends him on fourth down during the Thanksgiving day game between the two teams, held at Hurd Stadium in Beverly on Thursday, November 23, 2006. Beverly won the game, 28-7.1 Photo

BEVERLY | They had emerged from two winless seasons in the previous three years to have this, the most successful Salem High football campaign since 1999.

So forgive the Witches' seniors if they were understandably despondent over yesterday's 28-7 loss to arch rival Beverly at Hurd Stadium, one that not only saw them end their year at 5-5, but also end their careers.

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

Bailey extra special on special teams

Pat Bailey of Beverly runs past a number of Marblehead special-teamers, on his way to his second touchdown return of the day in the first quarter at Hurd Stadium in Beverly. Beverly beat Marblehead to improve to 2-0.1 Photo

BEVERLY | If the Marblehead High football team was going to have even a remote chance of upsetting Beverly Saturday, Magicians head coach Doug Chernovetz thought it would be essential to boot the ball into no man's land on special teams.

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Football, 08/23/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars