Whalers Defend the Cup in 47-20 Triumph
Aaron Wilson
In the 40th Island Cup matchup, a tough Nantucket team proved too much for the Vineyarders. The Whalers wasted no time in jumping out to a 28-0 lead.
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Momentum and Home Field Advantage Fuel Island Cup Fever
Aaron Wilson
This year’s Island Cup features a young crop of vigorous Vineyarders eager to recapture the cup versus a Nantucket team riding high off back-to-back lopsided wins.
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Bragging Rights Go to Nantucket After Winning Big in Island Cup
Landry Harlan and Bill Eville
The Vineyard team narrowly avoided a shutout in the closing minutes of the Island Cup. Final score: Nantucket 48, Vineyard 7.
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At Halftime, Nantucket Is Way Ahead in Island Cup Game
Landry Harlan and Bill Eville
Nantucket struck early and often as it leads the Vineyard 29-0 at halftime.
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Stage Is Set for Island Cup as Tradition Resumes
Landry Harlan and Bill Eville
The start of the Island Cup is just minutes away as the Vineyard and Nanucket face off for football bragging rights. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m under very sunny skies.
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Roots Run Deep for Island Cup; Game Returns Saturday
Landry Harlan

The annual Island Cup football rivalry between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket is set to return this weekend, a year after it was cancelled for only the second time in its long history.

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Famed Nantucket Football Coach Vito Capizzo Dies at 78
Sara Brown

Legendary Nantucket football coach Vito Capizzo, who led the Whalers in decades of Island Cup rivalry games against the Vineyard, died May 17. He was 78.

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Shortened Football Season Ends With a Win
Steve Myrick
An inspired Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team ended its season with a victory last Friday night, taking a bit of the sting out of a season cut short.
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Roster Depleted, Vineyard Football Cancels Island Cup
Steve Myrick

Faced with injuries and disciplinary dismissals, the regional high school decided Thursday to forfeit the end of the varsity football season, including the Island Cup.

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Island Cup Goes Back to Nantucket; Whalers Snap Losing Streak
Louisa Hufstader and Sara Brown
After 12 consecutive Island Cup victories, the Vineyarders gave up the trophy to the Nantucket Whalers. Final score: 42-0.
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