Lowell, Lowell Catholic Soar on Road
MALDEN -- It was the Brendan Tighe show Thursday night.
The Lowell High junior wide receiver/defensive back scored four touchdowns to power the Red Raiders to a 40-24 football victory under the lights.
Tighe returned a fumble for a score, caught two touchdowns and also rushed for a score. He also had four touchdowns during a game earlier this fall against Billerica.
Lowell (4-5) led 13-0 after one quarter and was never threatened.
“We did really well in the first half. We had a bit of a letdown. Malden had some great kids. They had some really good skill kids,” Lowell head coach John Florence said.
Justin Villanueva opened the scoring for Lowell with a 30-yard run.
The kick failed.
Defensive lineman Brian Callery got into the fun to make it 12-0 when he intercepted a pass and rumbled 13 yards to paydirt. Mike Menenzes booted the first of his three extra-point kicks.
Then Tighe took over, scoring Lowell’s final four touchdowns.
The first came when he picked up a fumble and sprinted 30 yards for a touchdown. Then he took a pair of short passes from Aidan Foyle and galloped for scores of 65 and 52 yards, respectively.
Tighe capped Lowell’s scoring with a 33-yard rushing TD. Tighe also had another touchdown -- a first-half punt return for a touchdown was called back because of a block in the back.
“We’ve relied on him heavily all year. This was one of his better games,” Florence said.
Lowell will learn its next opponent Sunday.
ROXBURY -- A dominant second half performance lifted the Lowell Catholic football team past host O’Bryant, 35-14, Thursday night.
Lowell Catholic outscored the Tigers by a 29-0 margin after intermission.
Quarterback Aidan Maston had an outstanding game. He ran for a touchdown and also lofted scoring passes by Drew Martin and Declan Dunbar. Lowell Catholic also received scores on the ground from running back Ian Nichols and quarterback Peter Sawyer.
It was Lowell Catholic’s third win as the Crusaders improved to 3-6.