The Dracut C Football Team picked up their third straight shutout by mauling the Division 1 Rangers of Methuen 25-0. Aise Pream was a force on both sides of the ball and scored all four Dracut touchdowns as the team played well on offense, defense and special teams.
This highly anticipated chippy Merrimack Valley League contest started badly for the Middies when Methuen recovered the opening onside kick. But Dracut's impenetrable defense led by nose tackles Gilbert Ruiz and Jacob Nadreau, as well as tackles Nathan Ripley and Jacob Beaulieu stuffed the Rangers on their first two snaps. On the ensuing play, Aise Pream stripped the ball away from the Ranger ball carrier and raced 62 yards into the end zone to put the Middies up 6-0. Peter Sawyer had another outstanding kicking game with several excellent placed boots as he kept the ball away from Methuen's deep threat.
Another outstanding defensive stand by the Middies forced Methuen to turn the ball over on downs as the second quarter started. Ethan Holt, Denis Bourassa, Charlie Kefauver and Tyler Middlemiss had several stops on this series of plays. The Middies put together a wonderful nine-play scoring drive, with outstanding blocking by center Michael Tusa and his linemates Anthony Marquez, Alex Reis, Jared Fahey and Kyle Proulx. The drive featured some fine runs by Lucas Ibarguen and Yan Gonzalez which led to a 16 yard outside sweep rush by Lincoln Lessard.
A late hit penalty by Methuen on the play advanced the Middies into the red zone where Aise Pream's 10-yard scamper put Dracut up 12-0. With time running out in the half, Methuen tried to get their passing game going. This allowed the Dracut defense to tee off with Yan Gonzalez and Lucas Ibarguen making tackles for losses. On fourth and long while Lincoln Lessard and Michael Canney were sacking Methuen's quarterback, Aise Pream pulled the ball out and took off on a 41-yard touchdown run Devin Lambert hit Matt Rossetti with a nice pass for the extra point to put Dracut up 19-0 at the half.
The third quarter was a scoreless affair as the Dracut defense kept coming with pressure. Devin Lambert, Lincoln Lessard and Michael Canney recorded sacks as the secondary defended and deflected passes with good coverage by Eric Ariosus and Matthew Simpson. Midway through the final quarter, center Max Barton's block freed up Aise Pream for a 36-yard run which finished the scoring for the Middies.
The 25-0 win for the undefeated Middies certainly reinforces the belief that Dracut is a force to be reckoned with in the competitive Merrimack Valley League.
Dracut D-Blue keeps the undefeated streak alive at 4-0 against with a 35-6 win against Methuen. Aidan Maston threw four touchdown passes. Shawn McGuire was on fire this week scoring three touchdowns, two by air and one on the ground. Sloan Carter caught a TD pass, kicked a two-point conversion and recovered a fumble.
Offensive line played great up front, led by Mario Silva, Jimmy Cussenza, Yanniel Gonzalez, Kyle MacKay and Colin Saunders. Nick Zeoli got the defense going with multiple sacks. Ian Nichols had a big interception. There was great D-line work from Jamie Jusseume, Zack Hudon and Victor Sousa. Other standouts were Joshua Gagnon and Brandon Hudon.
The Dracut Mighty Mite Blue football team continued to improve this week with a complete performance by its defensive and offensive units against a strong Methuen team
Dracut's offensive unit, again led by excellent blocking from Aiden Saunders, Rocco Geraci, A.J. Rasumussen, Drew Richardson Ethan Sawyer, Kia McDonald and Jason Golden keeping a relentless Methuen defensive line in check all afternoon
Riley Nichols connected for a touchdown pass to Lincoln Beal to open the scoring. Mike Marchianda threw for two completions and orchestrated an offensive drive ending with a touchdown run by Dylan Eld. Lincoln Beal added
touchdown runs, with Timin Carter finishing the scoring with a crowd dazzling 98-yard touchdown run set up by Lincoln Beals touchdown saving tackle at Dracut's 2-yard line
Defensive standouts Anthony Riveria, Spencer Tinnerello Braydon Bourassa and Nicholas Sawyer contained a quick offensive Methuen unit.