MIDDLETON — It’s hardly rare for the head coach of a football team to be unsatisfied with his squad’s performance in the wake of a blow out win. After all, good coaches are unrelenting critics.
When the players themselves are expressing dissatisfaction after a lopsided victory, well, that’s a sign of team with much loftier goals.
North Shore Tech scored five unanswered touchdowns Saturday in a 36-6 home drubbing of Cape Cod Tech but after, when the group huddled together around Paul Worth, their veteran head coach noticed something peculiar about his undefeated Bulldogs (4-0 for the first time since 1998 and just the third time in program history).
“There’s no reason not to feel good (at 4-0). But the kids weren’t excited after this game because they kind of knew as the game wore on we were physically stronger than this team (Cape Cod Tech) and some felt we didn’t play that well,” said Worth. “I thought we played OK, but they want to get into another big game with somebody good and they are going to get one next week because we have St. Mary’s of Lynn and they’re loaded.”
It didn’t take long for the Bulldogs to take control of Saturday’s game as Cape Cod Tech had trouble with the center/quarterback exchange, fumbling early and often.
Tim Anderson connected with Jazmanny Sanchez for a 24-yard touchdown pass in which Sanchez made a terrific play going up to get the ball. After a CCT fumble, Anderson plowed his way forward for a one-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak and after two, Ross Murphy conversion runs North Shore Tech had a 16 point cushion just minutes into the game.
North Shore Tech ran counters and traps up the middle while finding success with toss and jet sweeps to the outside.