THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 15 Despite strong start, Football Tornadoes fall to Somerville BOX SCORE By Nick Toscani A strong start did not hold up for the Malden High football team on Friday as host Somerville rallied for two unanswered, third-quarter touchdowns in a 27-15 win over the Golden Tornadoes squad at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. It was the first league game of the newly reconstituted Greater Boston League (GBL) for both teams. The loss left Malden at 0-2 (0-1 GBL) to start the season as Somerville evened out at 1-1 (1-0 GBL). Malden got off to a good start with a 65-yard scoring drive to open the game, which was capped by a 34-yard field goal by sophomore placekicker Ronald Juarez. The 3-0 Malden lead held up until late in the second quarter when the turnover bug hit the Golden Tornadoes once again when Somerville picked off a pass to set up a first down at Malden’s 45-yard line. Somerville took the lead on the very next play on a 45-yard touchdown run, and after an extra-point kick was on top, 7-3. Malden had played solid defense to that point, led by defensive end Eli Beato and linebacker Gio Memeus, but once Somerville scored the Highlanders seemed to take control of the momentum. "We were battling, but we had some setbacks when two of our top players went out of the game early for good with injuries,” Malden coach Steve Freker said. “We had to change our game plan and move some other players into different positions, and we were not able to get back into a good flow offensively.” Malden turned the ball over three more times in the third quarter, and Somerville capitalized quickly with two more touchdowns, one on a short field, starting from their own 9-yard line and another on a long pass play which beat the Tornadoes secondary. Malden was down, 213, heading into the fourth quarter but answered back with pair of long touchdown strikes. Sophomore quarterback Shawn Bartholomew hit for two touchdown passes, a 45-yarder to senior Jamari Linehan endorsed for Malden City Council by Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund T he Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund has endorsed Amanda Linehan of Malden for City Council. “Amanda has experience fighting for what’s best for her community,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Clare Kelly. “Her deep understanding of the environmental and transportation issues facing Malden will make her a strong City Councilor.” “Amanda has a long-term vision for a sustainable and prosperous future,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “She will push Malden to lead the Commonwealth in emissions reduction.” “I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to protecting our environment, preparing for and combating climate change, and fighting for public health,” said Linehan. “I count myself as an ally in their mission to sustainably manage urban parks Amanda Linehan Ward 3 Councillor candidate and waterways, build a modern transportation system, and support walkable communities, and I can’t wait to get started helping Malden work toward carbon neutrality.” Linehan’s experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Malden Redevelopment Authority and Asian Community Development Corporation, Communications Director for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Walkability. 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Member FDIC Member SIF Malden 3 0 0 12 15 Somerville 0 7 14 6 27 First quarter Malden, Jamari Youman, 25yard field goal Second quarter Somerville, Thierry Seide, 45-yard run (Larsen Pierre kick) Youman, with 9:31 left to play. Shortly after, Somerville recovered a Malden fumble at the Tornadoes 7-yard line, getting another short field, and scored again for a 27-9 lead. Malden scored on its next possession, on a 41-yard TD pass play across the middle from Bartholomew to junior Mike Mathes, for the 27-15 final. “We played much better defensively from Week One to Week Two against Somerville, but we have to eliminate the turnovers,” the Malden coach said. “We have to create and finish off drives.” Malden is back in action tonight on the road in a non-league game at Lynnfield High with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. The Tornadoes stay Third quarter Somerville, Fred Castin, 22yard pass from Louis Montina (Larsen Pierre kick) Somerville, Lens Pierre, 18yard run (Larsen Pierre kick) Fourth quarter Malden, Jamari Youman, 5-yard run (kick failed) Somerville, Thierry Seide, 21-yard run (kick failed) Malden, JJ Costa, 22-yard run (rush failed) on the road next in another non-league game, on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Hamilton-Wenham Regional. Looking for a home loan? WE ’RE HERE TO DO RIGHT BY YOU .

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