We took in Wellesley High’s football game vs. the Natick Red & Blue at Natick on chilly Friday night. Wellesley got off to a 7-0 lead thanks to a turnover, had one spectacular one-handed interception and fought back pretty well in the 2nd half, but Natick was clearly the stronger team in a 39-20 win (Wellesley also left Natick with way too much time at the end of the first half to score and stretch the lead).
Natick was naturally led by a QB named Flutie, in this case Troy, and his passing was effective.
We were a little surprised there were so few fans in the stands on both sides, though maybe Wellesley rooters are are saving themselves for the Thanksgiving game vs. Needham. Wellesley’s cheerleaders did their best to fire up the sparse Wellesley crowd, many of whose members stood during the game to avoid sitting on the cold metal bleachers.
Natick improved its record to 8-1, and Wellesley dropped to 2-7. A full game recap here.
Meanwhile, reader RK notes that the WHS Boys varsity soccer team won against Weymouth over the weekend to make it into the MIAA State Tournament quarterfinals. They will be playing again on Wednesday.