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Evan Criner (left, back to camera) and Ryan MacDonald established the running game for the Patriots against Middletown. Photo by Alex Watrous.

Portsmouth suffers crushing loss to Islanders on turkey day

Portsmouth suffers crushing loss to Islanders on turkey day

PORTSMOUTH — This was tougher to swallow on Thanksgiving than your crazy aunt’s ambrosia salad. With only 40 seconds left on the clock and and a game-winning touchdown close at hand, the Patriots’ Evan Criner was stopped on fourth down and just an inch shy from moving the chains. “Not even a chain link,” is the

Junior running back Ryan MacDonald streaks to the end zone for a score in the second half. Photos by Rich Dionne

Portsmouth Patriots lose in D-1 semis, 32-21

PORTSMOUTH — Once again, the Portsmouth Patriots’ playoff run has ended at the hands of Bishop Hendricken. The Patriots fell in the Division-1 semifinals at the Hawks’ home field in Warwick Friday night, 32-21. Head coach Ryan Moniz, however, told his players after the game that he was proud of how hard they fought, even when

Patriots sophomore quarterback John Coyne runs upfield on a keeper during their game against Cranston West on Saturday. Photos by Rich Dionne

Portsmouth loses to physical Falcons, 23-7

PORTSMOUTH — This is one they’ll have to put behind them, fast. The Portsmouth High Patriots varsity football team was outmuscled by Cranston West Saturday in the annual Homecoming game Saturday, 23-7. The game didn’t have any real meaning for Portsmouth, which plays Bishop Hendricken in the Division-1 semifinals Friday night in Warwick, but it

The Patriots’ Curtis Cory prepares to stiff-arm a Cranston East defender during one of his gains. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth topples Cranston East in thriller, 29-25

PORTSMOUTH — “A lot of grit,” Portsmouth Patriots varsity football head coach Ryan Moniz said when asked what his team showed him against Cranston East Friday night. Indeed, the Patriots bent but never broke in a thrilling, 29-25 win in its first Division 1 matchup of the season against the Thunderbolts at home. The Patriots led

The Patriots’ Tristan Krensavage (left) celebrates with teammate Matt Ramos after Ramos scored during their game with Tiverton High School.  Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth dominates Tiverton in Injury Fund game

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity football team overwhelmed Tiverton, 27-0, in an abbreviated Injury Fund game played in Bristol Thursday night. Mt. Hope High School hosted the two-quarter exhibition games, which also featured teams from Barrington, Bristol, Middletown and Newport. Tiverton, a Division IV team, had its hands full against the Division I Patriots,