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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-28-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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18 SPORTS & RECREATION NOV. 29-DEC. 5, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU SEAN WARD scored Scituate's touchdown in the fourth quarter of last Saturday afternoon's 48-6 loss to the North Smithfield/Mount Saint Charles co-op squad at North Smithfield High School. The co-op team leads the holiday series, 8-4. Tough Thanksgiving for area football teams Smithfield, Ponaganset, Scituate lose on road NORTH PROVIDENCE – For the first time in eight seasons, the area's three high school football teams, Smithfield, Ponaganset, and Scituate, came out on the losing end of their respective Thanksgiving games. And of the three teams, the one that came the closest to winning its contest was the Sentinels, who paid a visit to North Providence High on Thanksgiving Eve, only to suffer a 31-26 defeat. Both teams scored four touchdowns in the game, but the difference came from the right foot of NP kicker Tyler Muccio, who produced a career-high seven points by going 4-for-4 on his extra-point attempts and delivering a 24-yard field goal in the second quar- ter to help give NP a 24-20 halftime lead. Smithfield, which is 2-8, was led by quarterback Trevor L'Italien, who threw two touchdown passes in the first half, a 44-yarder to Jarren Mabray and an eight-yard pass to Jordan Cardoso, and he also reached the end zone on a four-yard run. Dante Lewis also had a 35-yard touchdown run. Despite the defeat, the Sentinels still lead the series, the fifth oldest in the state, by a 26-21-1 margin. The following day, Burrillville host- ed Ponaganset on a cold morning that saw the Broncos supply portable heat- ers for the sidelines. The Broncos also supplied plenty of offense in a 42-6 win that was their fifth straight holiday victory and improved their record against the Chieftains to 19-14. The Chieftains, who went 7-3 for their best record since 2009, scored their TD in the third quarter on a 76-yard run by Jeremy Stone. On Saturday afternoon, Scituate finally took the field for its holiday matchup with the North Smithfield/ Mount Saint Charles co-op team at North Smithfield High, and the co-op team, which was six days removed from its Division IV Super Bowl loss to Tiverton, came back to trounce the Spartans, 48-6. The Spartans, who dressed only 15 players for the game, scored their touchdown in the fourth quarter on a one-yard run by Sean Ward. They end their season with a 2-6 mark and trail their holiday series with North Smithfield/Mount, 8-4. Local news. Local owners. You might think every newspaper would be like that. But they aren't. We are. 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 www.ourplacetux.com Congratulations! You're Engaged! FREE Grooms Tux! With any wedding party of 5 or more. Groomsmen will get $20 OFF their Tux Rental! Check Our Website for Today's Low Heating Oil Price GATEWAY TO THE BODY Regular brushing and flossing take on added importance when you consider that there is a direct connection between dental (and gingival) health and overall health. The fact that many health professionals refer to the oral cavity as "the gateway to the body" is reflected by research showing that the same bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease may also play a role in heart disease and stroke. There is also evidence that tooth loss before the age of 35 may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, research shows that oral bacteria can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. For these reasons and others, it is important to maintain good oral health. While oral bacteria can be your teeth's worst enemy, eliminating them through routine brushing, flossing, and professional dental checkups can your body's best friend. Has it been so long since your last dental visit that you can't remember when it was? Then why not take charge of your dental health and call us at DENTAL ARTS GROUP, 401-521-3661, for an appointment? At 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, we are committed to delivering technologically ad - vanced dentistry and personalized care in a relaxed, friendly environment. P.S. Research shows that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers. NOW OPEN in Lincoln, RI Stop in for your ElitE MEMbEr Card Family Owned & Operated 622 George Washington Highway • Unit 70 Lincoln, Rhode Island •333-1593 Sun.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-Midnight | Fri. & Sat. 6 a.m-3 a.m. (Late Night)

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