The Revere High School football team dropped a 14-6 decision to Medford High last Thursday at Hormel Stadium.
The Patriots (0-3) were hampered by 10 penalties in the game.
“We made too many mistakes,” said head coach Lou Cicatelli. “We played a sloppy game. We make a good running play or pass, and it gets called back by a penalty.”
Ahmed Bellemsieh scored Revere’s only touchdown on a 60-yard pass reception from quarterback Carlos Rizo. Bellemsieh’s score closed the margin to 8-6.
Medford scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a fourth-down-and-15 play, taking advantage of a missed assignment in Revere’s zone coverage.
Revere advanced the football to the Medford 25-yard line on its final possession but failed to convert on a fourth-down-and-4 play.
Ethan Romagos was Revere’s leading tackler in the game. Senior captain and defensive end Walter Rodriguez also played well.
Running back Giovanni Woodard was Revere’s main producer on offense with 20 rushes. “He’s a good player. He gave everything he had,” said Cicatelli.
Revere plays Lynn English (0-3) Friday at 6 p.m. at Manning Field in Lynn.