Bourne Football vs UCT — September 6, 2019

Bourne junior quarterback Shawn McDonough will look to lead the Canalmen football team to its first win of the season today against Case at Jackson Field.

Following a loss to longtime rival Wareham last week, the Bourne football team has a tall task coming over the bridge todayon Friday, September 27, at 6:30 PM.

The Canalmen lost a hard-fought game to the Vikings, 24-8, at Spillane Field last week, putting an end to their two-game win streak over Wareham. Bourne can’t worry about the past, however, as Case makes the trip across I-195 East for a South Coast Conference-Small clash.

It’s been five years since Bourne has beaten Case, a 36-21 win in Swansea back in 2014. Since then, the Cardinals have won four straight games, including a 28-12 home win last year. In the last five games, Case has averaged 28.4 points per game while Bourne has averaged 18 points per game.

Offense for Bourne has been difficult to come by in its two games so far this season. The team has put together only one offensive touchdown through eight quarters. Senior tailback Jaimon Scott ripped off a 71-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against Wareham last week. Scott also scored on a kick return during the fourth quarter of the Canalmen’s season-opener against Upper Cape Tech. While Bourne continues to build offensively, the Canalmen defense has played well early on. In both games this season, Bourne has allowed only one touchdown in the first half.

Case enters the game with a record of 2-0 and has yet to play a SCC team. They are coming off a 28-14 win to open the season on the road against Tri-County and a win via forfeiture, due to Diman’s concerns over EEE and the game being played at night. So not only are the Cardinals coming to the Cape with a five-game win streak against the Canalmen, but also will be well-rested.

In their first game against Tri-County, the Cardinals fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter before scoring 28 unanswered points over the final three quarters of play.

Sustaining clock-killing drives on offense will go a long way in a Bourne win. The Canalmen have the work horses in the backfield to execute that style of play and it undoubtedly aided their defense, which has been the bright spot on the season thus far.

THE PICK: Case 24, Bourne 16 — The Cardinals continue their win streak against the Canalmen, despite Bourne getting better with each passing game.

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