The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team advances to the state Superbowl after an easy 42-14 win Tuesday against Monument High School from South Boston in the division 3A playoffs. The game was played at Taunton High School, with a large crowd of Vineyard fans in attendance.
The Vineyard will play Amesbury in the Superbowl this Saturday at Bentley University in Waltham.
On Tuesday senior quarterback Mike McCarthy once again ran the option to near perfection, rushing for 122 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for 95 yards and another score — a 36-yard pass to wide receiver Randall Jette in the second quarter to give his team a 14-0 lead.
The Vineyarders defense did a good job of containing Monument quarterback Derrick Willis as well as running backs Akeem George and Daquan Hill. Willis led a long drive in the second quarter and evaded two defenders to loft a nine-yard touchdown pass to George to cut the Vineyard’s lead in half.
The Vineyarders then drove 85 yards just before halftime and scored on a nine-yard McCarthy keeper to put the game out of reach.
A complete story about the game and information about Saturday’s Superbowl, including fan bus information, will appear in the Friday Gazette.