H.S. Football: Holyoke’s Jael Cabrera has big night in loss to Longmeadow

Staff Reports
Published: 10/15/2021 9:57:29 PM

Have a night, Jael Cabrera.

The Holyoke star had a monster outing in a losing effort Friday night. Cabrera scored three touchdowns, including a pair of kickoff return TDs in the second half but the Purple Knights fell to Longmeadow, 47-26, in an AA Conference tilt at the Roberts Field Complex in Holyoke.

Cabrera scored in the first quarter as Holyoke and Longmeadow were tied 7-7 after the opening period.

Sam Mard scored two touchdowns on the ground for the Lancers, from 42 and 20 yards, to give the visitors a 19-7 advantage.

Javier Fernandez brought Holyoke back within 19-13 at halftime, as he scored a 6-yard rushing touchdown just before intermission.

Jojo Mikaelian made it 25-13 Longmeadow late in the third quarter after scoring from 14 yards out, but Cabrera got the highlight reel rolling with an 87-yard return score on the ensuing kickoff to pull the Knights within 25-19.

After another Longmeadow score, Cabrera ran back the kick again, this time from 72 yards out, to make it a 31-26 deficit late in the third quarter.

The Lancers iced it from there however, scoring the game’s final 16 points en route to the 47-26 win.


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