Above: Jonah Hill (24) makes an incredible catch. Photos by Mary MacIntosh
Central High School topped East Greenwich on the gridiron Friday night, 30-14, EG’s first loss in this short pandemic spring season.
Central ran up the score early, with a 16-0 score in the first quarter. EG nearly caught up in the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns and extra points. But that was the end of EG’s scoring; Central had two more touchdowns in the second half for the final score of 30-14.
Jack McMullen scored both touchdowns for the Avengers, one on a pass from QB Parke Hardesky and one running. He also kicked for the extra points.
“The boys played tough,” said EG Coach John George. “We had a tough stretch where we scored a touchdown that would have tied the game but it was called back by a penalty. Then we got close again. It was 4 and goal on the 6 yard line and we threw an interception that they returned for a touchdown. They were a good team and I was very happy with our effort and resiliency.”
Friday was also Senior Night at Carcieri Field, with 14 seniors to celebrate, including two who normally wouldn’t be able to play because they play soccer.