Purple and White Downs Nantucket Whalers 26 to 6
Howard W. Leonard

The piercing wail of fire sirens and the exuberant cheering of Regional High supporters greeted each plane-load of the victorious Purple and White football team at the Martha's Vineyard Airport Saturday evening following their first win in seven years over a Nantucket eleven.

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Football Debut Is Eagerly Awaited
Vineyard Gazette
The debut of the first Vineyard football team, under the guidance of Coaches John Kelley, Daniel McCar­thy and Stanley Whitman, will take place tomorrow afternoon on the newly laid-out field at the Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven. For their first game the Island boys are taking on the impressive gridiron group from the Ashland High School, a team that boasts fifteen straight wins.
 
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Island Cup Is Canceled After Covid Exposure
The Island Cup football game between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket has been canceled due to exposure to Covid-19.
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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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