Gridmen’s final scrimmage controlled by Bishop Fenwick


WAKEFIELD — The final scrimmage for the Wakefield Memorial High football team didn’t go quite as well as the Warriors would have liked. Wakefield gave up three touchdowns to Bishop Fenwick and scored just once in the final preseason scrimmage on Thursday night at Landrigan Field.

The final scrimmage was a game scrimmage and Wakefield played four quarters. The Red team, the veteran players, played about two and a half quarters said Head Coach Mike Boyages.

“The scrimmage didn’t go as well as we would have liked,” said Boyages. “Bishop Fenwick scored two early touchdowns on two long drives. Their first drive was a 15 play, 70 yard drive. We went three and out and then Bishop Fenwick ran an 11 play scoring drive from the 25 yard line. They ran 26 plays to our three and dominated the time of possession.”

Wakefield did move the late and scored its lone TD late in the second quarter on two-yard run by senior RB Luke Martin.

“The scrimmage was more back and forth in the second half until they scored a late touchdown,” said Boyages. “It was a beautiful night for a scrimmage. We made a few mental mistakes, however, and we need to work on the mental part of our game. The good thing is the scrimmage doesn’t count. This is a good time to learn from our mistakes and correct them before the first game.”

Wakefield scrimmaged Northeast Metro Tech, Methuen, and Beverly before its scrimmage against Bishop Fenwick. The Warriors showed improvement from scrimmage to scrimmage in the first three tune-ups which is what Boyages and his coaching staff are looking for.

Wakefield opens up the regular season on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. when it hosts Lexington at Landrigan Field.