Saturday, November 17, 2012
Vineyard wins the Island Cup 27-26 in last seconds of a tight game
In the last 20 seconds of Saturday's Island Cup game between the Nantucket Whalers and Martha's Vineyard, the Vineyarders pulled out a win in what was a mostly Whaler dominated game. The game went into the fourth quarter with Nantucket leading 26-14. Then, with four minutes to go in the game, quarterback Alec Tattersall threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Watkins and the Vineyarders trailed 26-21. The final touchdown was scored by Joe Turney with 20 seconds left on the clock, bringing the final score to 27-26. Martha's Vineyard has won the Island Cup every year since 2002. Did you get any great shots of the game? Click Upload Photo to add them to our photo gallery!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Martha's Vineyard beats Nantucket by 1 point. Vineyard turns the game around with last minute play and wins 27 to 26.
Update: The Vineyard came from behind in a last minute touchdown this afternoon and beat Nantucket 27 to 26. The Island Cup remains on the Vineyard for another year. This Saturday, Nov. 17, one of the Island’s oldest traditions takes place: The Island Cup. The annual Martha’s Vineyard-Nantucket football game will be played this year at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s Dan McCarthy Field in front of over 3,000 fans. Junior Varsity game starts at 10am; Varsity kickoff at 1pm. Called “one of the most passionate rivalries in the New England region,” by the Boston Herald, the game is one of 72 matchups selected for the Marine-sponsored 2012 Great American Rivalry Series that highlights the best high school football rivalries in the …
Friday, November 18, 2011
How to get to the 33rd Annual Island Cup tomorrow on Nantucket
Tomorrow at 1 pm, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team, the Vineyarders, will face the Nantucket High School Whalers for the annual “Island Cup” game. This much storied rivalry goes back 33 years and was chosen last year by the Great American Rivalry Series as one of the top 50 rivalries. According to MVRHS athletic director, Mark McCarthy, “We’ve got very evenly matched teams.” Nantucket has had a great season and are currently 9 - 1. The Vineyarders come into the game at 4 - 6. However, the teams play in different leagues and this is the only game the teams play against each other during the season. The Whalers are a part of the Mayflower Small league and the Vineyarders are part of the Eastern Athletic Conference. “…