Monday, February 4, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens' Bernard Pollard said last week to CBS Sports that he thinks that the NFL will be dead in 30 years at this rate. Now that the Super Bowl's over, we want to ask you if you think Pollard's prediction will also apply to the Grey Ghosts.
The NFL season is over, but controversy over the safety of the sport itself continues. Last week, the Baltimore Ravens' Bernard Pollard told CBS Sports that he thinks the NFL won't exist in 30 years due to concerns over safety and inconsistent rules intended to make the sport less dangerous, but he believes actually only ends up harming the game's entertainment value instead. Between concerns over safety and fears over concussions to the cost of equipment compared to other sports to the wide array of other sports competing for the time of kids, the long term popularity of the sport could be in question. And that's our question for you today: if Pollard is right, will there be a football program at Westford Academy in 2043 or for the …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Grey Ghosts had Thanksgiving a day early thanks to the Westford Academy boosters and some local restaurants.
If there's one thing we all know, it's that the Grey Ghosts can eat. And eat they did yesterday in a feast put on by the Westford Academy Boosters and several local eateries. Stay tuned to our Twitter Page for quarter-by-quarter updates from the game today in Acton as well as a boxscore shortly after the game.
Monday, October 29, 2012
With the loss, the Ghosts fall to 6-2 on the year while the Warriors now control their own destiny in the Dual County League's Large Division
For more, see our box score from Friday night.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Faretra, Mount, and Rodman all score in 29-10 win
Troy Faretra rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Justin Mount and Ben Rodman chipped in a score each as the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts defeated the Wayland Warriors 29-10 Friday night at Wayland High School. The game was delayed 20 minutes due to thunder and lightning in the area, and rain continued throughout the night. But when the Ghosts got the ball to start the game, they made up for lost time with an 11-play, 80-yard drive in just over four minutes, capped off by Faretra's first touchdown, a 12-yard run. Grey Ghosts head coach Rich McKenna said his playcalling wasn't affected by the weather. “We knew that we had to run the ball,” hs said. “We're not looking to sit there and throw... we never have. Just because we spread it out …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Grey Ghosts improved to 6-1 with a dominating win in the rain at Wayland.
Quarter-by-quarter score Westford Academy 15 7 7 0 - 29 Wayland 0 0 7 3 - 10 Scoring summary 1st Quarter Westford Academy – Troy Faretra 12 yard run (Thomas Jacobsen kick), 6:40 Westford Academy – Justin Mount 6 yard run (Faretra pass to Mount), 2:14 2nd Quarter Westford Academy – Faretra 4 yard run (Jacobsen kick), 1:33 3rd Quarter Wayland – Matthew Goddard 67 yard pass to Roby Williams (Eric MacLean kick), 10:00 Westford Academy – Ben Rodman 56 yard run (Jacobsen kick), 8:57 4th Quarter Wayland – MacLean 35 yard field goal, 0:50 Rushing Statistics (Attempts/Yards/Rushing Touchdowns) Westford Academy - Rodman 12/120/1 Faretra 27/112/2, Mount 12/67/1, Total 51/299/4 Wayland – Brian Garcia 8/23/0, Robert Williams 7/18/0, Goddard 8/-16/0 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Westford Academy broke out in the second half, earning a 20-6 victory over Concord-Carlisle on Friday.
The last time these two teams met, it wasn't pretty for Grey Ghost fans, but Westford Academy proved they have a short memory, earning a 20-6 victory on Friday. Westford Academy rises to 5-1, keeping even with Lincoln-Sudbury and Acton-Boxborough in the Dual County League's Large Division. Meanwhile, Concord-Carlisle finds itself in a dogfight in the Dual County League's Small Division against Weston, Wayland and Bedford, dropping to 3-3.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If you weren't in Newton on Saturday, here's what you missed.
Here's a sideline view from Westford Academy's 42-7 victory over Newton South on Saturday with photos taken by Ann Antes.
Monday, October 1, 2012
It was hard to find fault with Westford on a morning where they simply outmatched their northern neighbors.
Saturday was Westford's 283rd birthday, and the Grey Ghosts were happy to provide some fireworks up in Dunstable. Westford Academy would reach the end zone on their first five drives in a 41-6 demolition of the host Groton-Dunstable Crusaders in a game delayed a day due to mosquito spraying. In the end, that score that would have likely been more lopsided if the team's first string had stayed in past halftime. Perhaps the only potential dark spot on the day came when starting quarterback Troy Faretra left the contest just before the half with what appeared to be shoulder troubles, possibly echoing his season ending injury last year against the Crusaders, but Westford Academy head coach Rich McKenna said that it was little more than a …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Grey Ghost defense bounces back from opening day loss to Chelmsford; senior quarterback Justin Mount comes up big.
After giving up 40 points in an opening game loss to Chelmsford last week, the Westford Academy football team came into Friday night's home opener against Catholic Memorial with a chip on its shoulder. "We knew we had to do better," said senior quarterback/defensive back Justin Mount. "Giving up 40 points (to Chelmsford) was unacceptable last week. We knew we were better than that and we wanted to prove that tonight." Mount led the charge on both sides of the ball, rushing 14 times for 171 yards and a touchdown, while spearheading a spirited Grey Ghost defensive effort by intercepting a pass and recovering a fumble. But Mount wasn't the only defensive hero for Westford, as junior linebacker Jake Martin and senior linebacker Andrew Dunne …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
From football to soccer to golf, we take a look back at the fall as we prepare for winter sports at Westford Academy.
As we prepare for the 2011-2012 winter sports season at Westford Academy, we take a look back at the Grey Ghosts' fall. Football (6-5) Westford Academy's 2011 football season was actually three seasons with three separate templates. Season One: Alex Eaton and company score almost at will, taking enough pressure off the defense to keep the lead. Example Games: Groton-Dunstable, Newton South, Wayland, Waltham, Boston Latin Season Two: The scoring doesn't come, and the defense buckles under the pressure. Example Games: North Andover, Concord-Carlisle, Lincoln-Sudbury, Acton-Boxborough Season Three: A combination of Season One and Season Two. Example Games: Chelmsford, Marshfield Boys' Soccer (10-7-2, 7-6-2 in the Dual County League) When it …