Wareham's Isaac Nascimento breaks school touchdown record
Two touchdown records fell when a couple of the South Coast Conference's best running backs – Wareham’s Isaac Nascimento and Old Rochester’s Harry Smith – clashed in Friday night’s Cranberry Bowl.
Despite the record-breaking game from Nascimento, Wareham lost 40-41.
“We didn’t get the result we were after,” said Nascimento. “The guys were by my side the whole time, but we couldn’t it done.”
Nascimento scored two touchdowns Friday and now has 36 career touchdowns. He broke the school’s previous record of 35 set by Darien Fernandez who played from 2009 to 2012.
The game remained close through four quarters, with both teams trading the lead multiple times.
“That was the best high school football game I’ve been a part of as a player or as a coach,” said Bulldogs Head Coach Justin Kogler, who credited Nascimento for a hard fought game. “He’s unbelievable. If you don’t focus on Nascimento, he’s going to run 400 yards on you.”
The team also relied on junior running back Seth Andrade. He ran for a 78-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to put Warham ahead 38-33. In the second quarter, Andrade ran nearly 60 yards only to be stopped on the 1-yard line, which set up Nascimento for his record breaking touchdown run and put Wareham up 22-14 early in the game.
The Vikings next take the field against Bourne at home on Sept. 15. Kick off is at 7 p.m.