Vikings beat Bourne, 42-8, in Thanksgiving game
If Issac Nascimento had to sum up his high school football career in one word, that would be it.
And unity was evident on the field during the annual Thanksgiving Day football game, with the Vikings taking down rival Bourne, 42-8, marking the Wareham's fifth consecutive win of the Superintendent's Cup.
The senior star, who in September beat the school's career touchdown record of 35, rushed for two touchdowns, had one touchdown reception, and threw two touchdown passes. He ended his career with a spectacular 60 total touchdowns.
"Without a line," an emotional Nascimento said after the game in Bourne, "I can't do what I do."
It was a sentiment echoed by Head Coach Bob Lomp as he sat the team down on the field after the game.
"It's not just Issac," he noted, "it's the guys in front."
With 15 seniors on the team, the near-blowout was a perfect high school career-ender.
Also scoring touchdowns were senior Legend Fernandes and junior Seth Andrade, with the final scored by sophomore Jalo Guilherme.
After halftime, with Wareham leading 30-0, younger players took the field. With no freshmen or JV team, it's a rare occurrence.
"That's a reward," Lomp said after the game, commending the underclassmen and noting that it's "tough" to stand on the sidelines while the more seasoned team members play.
Shortly before the team posed with the somewhat weathered trophy (the golden football wobbled off of the top of it after the photo was snapped), Lomp said the game was a "great way to go out."
The Vikings were South Coast Conference Small Division champions, though the team fell to Millis in its division final.
"Great season," Lomp said. "I couldn't be more proud of everyone here."