HARWICH ─ After a big win the previous week that saw Cape Tech quarterback Anthony Armenti throw three touchdown passes, the Crusaders struggled mightily against Randolph in spite of determined defensive efforts, falling 28-6 in non-playoff action on Nov. 4.
Though the Blue Devils were held to just one first-half score thanks to the Crusaders' solid defense, the visiting Randolph team broke through the maroon wall in the second half, scoring three times in the game's latter half to take a commanding win.
The high moment in game play for Cape Tech was senior Marcus Aylmer's late-game score from five yards out that followed a determined march downfield by Aylmer and teammate Jermaine Rivera, with Aylmer reaching the ball across the goal line for his team's only TD.
Unfortunately for the host Crusaders, incomplete passes, errors, and penalties worked against them.
“I'm just not having a good day,” said quarterback Anthony Armenti near the end of the game. “It happens, I guess.”
The previous week the Crusaders prevailed 46-18 against Avon/Holbrook, with Armenti finding both Tim Scruggs, Eli Langlois, and Trever Castillas open for touchdown passes, while Langlois also scoring on an interception and Aylmer on a 45-yard run, while TJ Gomes capped off the scoring with a three-yard hop.
The Crusaders travel to Bristol-Plymouth this week for their next non-playoff match before they set to work preparing for their annual Thanksgiving Day game against Upper Cape.