HS Football: Tenney surpasses 1,000 yards as Mahar beats Mohawk

  • Mohawk’s Robert Goodell (79) tackles Mahar running back Jake Tenney (27) in the third quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mohawk’s Liam Driscoll (5) and Mahar’s Jakob Carron (66) contend for a pass in the second quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar quarterback Noaha Chabot winds back to throw for a two-point conversion against Mohawk in the second quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mohawk quarterback Shawn Davenport throws downfield to an open receiver for a completion against Mahar in the third quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Charlie Barnes reels in a pass for a touchdown against Mohawk in the second quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Luke Melanson, left, celebrates a touchdown by Charlie Barnes against Mohawk in the second quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mohawk’s Liam Driscoll (5) wraps up Mahar quarterback Noaha Chabot (12) in the first quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Mahar’s Jacob Tenney cuts up field against Mohawk for a gain in the first quarter Friday night at the Woodward Complex in Orange. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Writer
Published: 11/15/2019 10:40:05 PM
Modified: 11/15/2019 10:39:48 PM

ORANGE — Jake Tenney reached a milestone for the Mahar Regional football team in a 22-6 win over Mohawk Trail Regional on Friday night under the lights at the Woodward Complex.

On a 14-yard carry in the third quarter, Tenney eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season in the non-tournament match up. Tenney is a first year starter at running back. 

“My teammates and my offensive line through the year have been great,” Tenney said. “I couldn’t ask for anything more from my teammates and my coaches. They put me in position to make plays. Thankfully, I was able to make them.”

Tenney finished with 22 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. The junior now has 1,017 for the season going into the Thanksgiving day match up with cross town rival Athol High School. 

On defense, Tenney snared two interceptions for the Mahar (7-3) defense. The Senators’  defense held the Warriors (5-4) in check for most of the game.

“Defensively it was a great game,” Mahar coach Jim Woodward said. “Offensively, not so much. Defensively, I thought we were outstanding. We had two freshman corners out there today.

Kaleb Lemcke and Domanic  Cacciolfi played effectively with Mohawk running the spread and throwing 28 times. 

The Mahar defense forced four interceptions with Charlie Barnes and Todd Chiasson adding one each. 

Chiasson returned his interception 45 yards down into Mohawk territory. Jayden Carey registered a sack in the first quarter. 

The Warriors used several formations but could not establish a rhythm on offense. 

“We dropped too many balls,” Mohawk coach Doug McCloud said. “When you’re running the spread, you can’t drop the football. Then we were running pass patterns way too deep. They just beat us. Jim (Woodward) has a great team. We have a great team, just didn’t play well.”

After a scoreless first quarter the Senators scored first using a 12-play, 73-yard drive to take a 6-0 lead in the second quarter.

Jacob Murphy (10 carries, 42 yards) ignited the offense with two long runs on the drive. 

On the two-yard line, quarterback Noaha Chabot tossed a short pass to Charlie Barnes who ran a precision in-and-out pattern to shake loose and make the diving touchdown catch.

Woodward made a bold call to help extend the lead in the second quarter. Facing a fourth down at their own 45-yard line, the Senators went for it and the risk paid off with a long touchdown.

Tenney took a pitch to the left side and found the sideline for a 55-yard touchdown. 

Liam Driscoll was all over the field for the Warriors and helped account for the lone Mohawk score in the third quarter. 

Driscoll had three sacks and blocked a punt before running in a 1-yard touchdown for Mohawk.  The score cut the Mahar lead to 14-6 in the third quarter but the Warriors could not get a drive going for the remainder of the game. 

One of Driscoll’s sacks forced a fumble that gave the ball to the Warriors just before halftime, but two incomplete passes sent Mohawk to the intermission down 14-0. 

Tenney added a 1-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left in the game. 

Jaden Kitchen Lipski had a sack for the Mohawk defense. Cam Lococo recovered a fumble.

Lococo was the leading receiver for the Warriors with three catches for 19 yards. 


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