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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-26-2019

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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took the lead on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Cooper to Benton. The two- point conversion was no good, and the Tigers took their 14-8 lead into halftime. The Patriots eventually tied the score with 7:31 to go in the third quar- ter, when on fourth-and-four, Borges threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Connor Fallon. The ensuing two-point conversion was no good, and the score was again knotted. The Tigers then came back with a drive that started at their own 43 and saw a 20-yard run by Jose Baez give them a first down at the Pilgrim 37. Three plays later, Cooper threw a long pass down the field that was caught by Baez, who brought it into the end zone, but a penalty wiped out that touchdown. The Tigers were brought back to the Pilgrim 46 to replay third down, and after Cooper threw an incomplete pass, they were forced to punt. "(The defense) kept us in the game, but (Pilgrim) just made the plays and we didn't," DeLawrence added. "You can't get to the 1-yard line and not score. And we can't have a touch- down called back on us. That's the game. We get those two scores and we win." The Tigers will get one more chance to end their season on a winning note in their Thanksgiving Eve game against Shea on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Max Read Field. The Raiders, who lead the series, 9-8, have won four of the last five matchups. "I want to play against Shea and fight against Shea, but right now, it hurts," DeLawrence said. 14 SPORTS & RECREATION NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 3, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION I care about is being on the field." Last season, Wilson was a multi- sport athlete for the Saints, partak- ing in football and basketball. He still plays basketball for fun with his friends, but now he's decided to just focus on baseball. "After I committed to AIC, (Callini) told me that if I do everything I've been doing, I could start my fresh- man year," Wilson said, "so I wanted to devote all my time to baseball and train year-round. In fall ball, I want to make an impression and have no injuries." He said he's not 100 percent sure of what he wants to major in at AIC, but said he could see it being business. His goals for the future are to get a bachelor's degree and be able to start all four years and become an impact player for the Yellow Jackets. He also said playing professionally has always been a dream of his. He knows how hard that would be to do, but he said if it were to happen, it would be amazing. As for his goals next spring with the Saints? "My goals are to win the Division II title, as we fell short last year, and make First-Team All-State," he said. "But my main goal is to win the D-II title." Wilson has received plenty of sup- port from his family and friends. Growing up in a baseball-oriented family, he said he was never pressured to play, but always loved baseball and seeing himself grow each year. "I'm just so grateful I found AIC," he said. "I'm glad the process is over. It was stressful, but now I feel relieved." WILSON From Page 12 BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Tolman running back JOSE BAEZ, #21, fol- lows teammate Cute Today down the field as he races for the first down marker in the first quarter. Pilgrim won the Division III Super Bowl by defeating the Tigers, 22-14. TIGERS From Page 13 R.I. Family Turkey Trot 5K is Thursday PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Family Turkey Trot 5K and Youth Fun Run will take place on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in front of Pawtucket City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. This event offers a 3.1-mile course through historic Pawtucket, as well as a short-distance children's run at 9:30 a.m. and a post-race party at Murphy's Law on George Street. The proceeds from the event will again benefit the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen. Participants can make addi- tional donations or bring nonperish- able food items to the packet pickup. Visit to sign up or for more information. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at We want your Holiday Drawings! Send or drop off entries to: HOLIDAY DRAWINGS c/o The Valley Breeze Newspapers, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. fill our pages with your drawings this holiday season. Please draw your best Christmas Holiday season picture and send it to us. We'll select drawings to be published in our newspapers between now and Christmas. Thousands of local people will get to see your beautiful work – with the little artist's name included, of course! Any young artist, age 4 through 12, may enter. Send us a clean drawing on a sheet of 8.5"X11" plain white paper. Make it colorful! It may be religious or non-religious. All drawings are welcome. Please include your age, name, and complete address with telephone number on the back of your drawing. PLEASE HURRY! You must send us your drawing (or drop it off to our office) by Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. All drawings become the property of The Valley Breeze Newspapers and entry grants us permission to use in our newspapers. Children from the towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Woonsocket, Blackstone, Smithfield, Scituate, Foster, Glocester, North Providence and Pawtucket are eligible to enter. THANK YOU! Hey Kids...please help

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