East Providence High falls to St. Raphael in football Injury Fund

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LINCOLN — East Providence High School played its first half of football this season under "real" game-like conditions Thursday night, Sept. 5, as the Townies dropped a 12-7 decision to St. Raphael during the Injury Fund series of 24-minute outings held this year at Lincoln High.

East Providence ran its traditional option offense to near perfection on the opening possession of the game, driving the length of the field before quarterback Trystan Casey capped off the series with a 20-yard keeper for the touchdown. Corey Resendes kicked for point to make it 7-0 Townies.

But barely a moment after the locals celebrated, the Saints responded in kind, returning the ensuing kickoff to touch to cut the score to 7-6 where it remained after missing the extra point. St. Ray's, of Division II, later, took the lead for keeps with a touchdown pass.

East Providence continued to move the ball on offense with relative ease, but did not score another point. The Townies punted once and fumbled to end another series.

The locals return to action Friday night, Sept. 13, for their first full 48-minute contest of the young season, a non-league home date against Woonsocket at Pierce Stadium at 7 o'clock.

 

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