Football

Roots Run Deep for Island Cup; Game Returns Saturday

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.

Football Team Falls Short But Homecoming Spirit Is in Full Force

Despite two valiant touchdowns and an impressive defensive turnover, the Vineyarders lost to the Bourne Canalmen 40-13.

Don Herman Returns as Football Coach

The respected and decorated former Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football coach of 28 years, is coming back. High athletic director Mark McCarthy confirmed Thursday that Mr. Herman has been hired to coach the Vineyarders this fall.

Stage Set for Possible Comeback of Former Football Coach

High school football coach Ryan Kent has stepped down, paving the way for the possible return of former coach Don Herman.

Famed Nantucket Football Coach Vito Capizzo Dies at 78

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.

Shortened Football Season Ends With a Win

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.

Roster Depleted, Vineyard Football Cancels Island Cup

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.

Vineyarders Drive Hard, But Can't Overcome Carver

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team opened the season Friday night with a 27-14 home loss to Carver High School.

Football Coach Looks to Fresh Perspective of Winning and Learning

The high school football team opens the season Friday evening at home against Carver. Ryan Kent, first-year coach, is looking forward to it.

Mike McCarthy Signs Arena Football Contract

Former Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School quarterback Mike McCarthy has signed a contract with the New Hampshire Brigade.

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