All OR fall sports make the playoffs

Nov 10, 2021

Bulldogs bully the competition.

All of OR High School’s fall sports teams made the playoffs this season giving all the Bulldogs a chance to compete at the next level.

Of the seven fall teams, four are still competing in divisional tournaments, including football, boys soccer, volleyball and cross country.

The OR volleyball team was the highest seeded OR team at the end of the regular season this year, ranking fourth out of the tournament’s 39 teams.

The volleyball team started the tournament with a bye week because of their high seeding. In the second round, the team beat Chicopee High 3-0 to advance to the round of 16. Against 13-seed Groton-Dunstable, the Bulldogs were once again dominant, winning 3-0 and advancing to the quarter finals. Their next game will be at home against 5-seed Holliston on Friday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 pm.

The OR football team entered its tournament as the fifth-highest seed out of a field of 16 teams. The Bulldogs won their first postseason game against Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School 26-6 to advance to the quarter finals. The team will play its next game on Friday, Nov. 12 against fourth-seeded Pentucket High School at Whittier Tech’s field in Haverhill.

The boys soccer team earned itself a first-round bye-week by securing the seventh seed going into the tournament. They then shut out 26-seed Sandwich High School 2-0 in the second round to advance to the round of 16. OR will play 10-seed Medway in the third round on Wednesday night.

In cross country, 19 runners from OR’s boys and girls teams will compete at the divisional level on Saturday, Nov. 13 against 24 teams from around the state with similar enrollment sizes. If OR finishes among the top 7 teams, they will advance to the All-State divisional round.

The girls soccer team made the 42-team playoffs as the 28-seed and managed to win its first game against Advanced Math & Science Academy 4-0. However, the girls fell to Belchertown 1-0 in the second round, ending their season in the round of 32.

Similarly, the field hockey team entered its tournament as the 29-seed and won its first game against 36-seeded Gardner 3-0. But the team drew a tough matchup in the second round, playing against fourth-ranked Triton who eliminated OR with a 5-0 win.