Two first quarter touchdown pass from quarterback Stanley Sajous to
Malachi Baugh gave the Stoughton High football team a 14-0 lead and they
never looked back on their way to a season-opening 34-6 win at
Pembroke Thursday afternoon.
Stoughton scored the first two times
they had the ball on the exact same play. Sajous faked a handoff, while
Baugh used his speed to get by the Titan defense for 61-yard score and
then for a 35-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, it was the defense's turn to get involved in the action. On the first play of the quarter,
Kevin Macdonald stepped in front of a pass from Pembroke quarterback
Cory Brandon, hurdling him self into the end zone for the touchdown.
Junior running back Joseph Girolamo ran for the two-point conversion and
a 21-0. On the first touchdown, Girolamo kicked the extra-point.
before the first half ended, the Black Knights stopped the Titans on a
first goal from the eight. Pembroke got to the one yard where they faced
a fourth down situation. An illegal procedure penalty pushed
them back to the six-yard. Brandon went back to pass, but he was hit on
the play and ball fell short of the would-be receiver.
At the start
of the third quarter. Girolamo showed off his quickness, breaking
through the Titan defense for a 15-yard score and a 28-0 lead.
avoid the shutout with 3:07 left to go in the third quarter. The Titans
had another chance on the goal line and this time Kyle Horn was able to
bull his way into the end zone for a four-yard touchdown, cutting the lead to 28-6.
hopes the Titans had of getting back into the game ended when the Black
Knights' Lennox Green took the kick off and raced 82-yards to end zone to
account for the final points of the night.
(Check back on Stoughton Patch for more from the win over Pembroke.)