Though the Saugus High School football team remains without a victory in 2022, the Sachems have made some progress in certain respects. One of those signs of improvement has been the ability of the team to put points on the board in recent games.
Over the last three contests where the Sachems have given up a lot of points (131), they have also managed to score a bit, averaging just over 17 points a game during that span. After losing big at Rockland two weeks ago, Saugus traveled to play the Winthrop Vikings last Thursday evening and ended up suffering a 35-18 defeat.
The loss dropped Saugus to 0-8 on the season and left the Sachems still in search of their first win since the 2020 campaign. As has been the case in many games this year, Saugus fell behind early. The Vikings blew out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and went into the half ahead by a 21-6 count.
The score stayed that way through the third period. That’s when each team tallied two touchdowns each in the final quarter to account for the final margin. Head coach Steve Cummings and his young and undermanned Saugus team will have what appears to be a good opportunity to earn a victory this Friday night at Christie Serino Jr. Stadium.
The Sachems take on the Greater Lawrence Tech Reggies in a non-playoff matchup. The 2-6 Reggies were winless themselves through their first six games but enter this week’s tilt having won two straight. The contest is a scheduled 6:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Sachems would like to avenge last season’s heartbreaking defeat to Lawrence. In that game, the Reggies scored on the final play of the game and executed a successful two-point conversion to escape with a dramatic 15-14 triumph.