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This win seals a spot in the playoffs.
On defense, Jacob Golden notched three QB sacks and a fumble recovery. Also on defense, David Seamans, Angel Garcia, Adrian Kimborowicz, Michael Talbot and Matthew Morris all had a great game.
Offensive standouts included Joshua Salem, Dylan Languirand, Kenneth Reis, Joao Paulo Dasilva, Allyn French, Andrew Desmarais, and keegan Bishop-Kotarba.
Ryan Talbot picked off a Lawrence pass. Zachary Lakmany and Timothy Sousa led the TD parade, while Tyler Malho scored an extra point with a pass reception.
Great teamwork and an unbelievable game played by all.
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In a big Merrimack Valley League matchup against Lawrence, the Middies came out little like a team that was supposed to make a serious run at the conference title, giving up 33 first-half points in an eventual 33-25 loss.
Dracut committed too many turnovers, which led to scores by the opportunistic Hurricane squad. The Middies got on the board early to take a 6-0 lead with a Nemisis Lopez 40-yard touchdown run after an interception by Zeke Haradji. The exciting run featured some good blocking by William Peters, Christian Frazier, Anton Mao, Jarred Lash, and Nik Carter.
Lawrence roared right back with an 81-yard kickoff return to tie things up 6-6. On the ensuing kickoff, Lawrence launched the ball down to the 25-yard line and recovered the loose ball, giving them excellent field position. The Hurricanes then quickly scored to go up 13-7. Lincoln Lessard answered for Dracut with a 57-yard run down the sidelines and added the extra point to tie the game up at 13-13. Steve Lamontagne, Josh Hastie, Trevor Usher, Robby Sparks, and Mike Pilato played well on this drive as the first quarter came to a close.
The Hurricanes retook the lead 20-13 despite some hard hits and tackles by Jose Torrado, Trevor Usher, David Coombs, Jacob Beaulieu and Dawson Coombs. The next set of offensive downs proved to be disastrous for the Middies as Lawrence recovered a bad snap in the end zone to pull ahead 27-13. A fumbled kickoff return pinned Dracut deep in their own territory. Another fumble on third down forced the Middies to punt into a stiff wind,which gave Lawrence excellent field position. The Hurricanes converted on this advantage to extend their lead to 33-13.
Dracut again misplayed the following kickoff and turned the ball over on downs. The Middies got lucky as Lawrence decided not to run out the clock. Instead their long pass was intercepted and returned for a 54-yard touchdown by Aise Pream ending the half with Dracut down 33-19.
Some big second-half runs by Ryan Verdi behind solid blocks by Trevor Lupien and Joey Petka went for naught as the Middies fumbled the ball away on another scoring drive. Dracut's defense continued to play better as Kevin Carney and Jeremy Gray recovered a Hurricanes fumble after a sack by Lincoln Lessard and Devin Farrell.
The Middies punched the ball in on a three-yard run by Aise Pream to close the gap to 33-25 as the offensive line literally pushed him into the end zone. Dracut's last-ditch effort to make an unbelievable comeback fell just short as their onside kick was recovered by Lawrence.
The disappointing loss puts the Middies in a must-win situation next week when they face Westford. A Dracut win would create a three-way tie for the final Merrimack Valley playoff spot.
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Dracut played great on both sides of the ball in a must-win game, Matt Rossetti scored the game's only touchdown late in the fourth quarter set up by an linebacker Denis Bourassa's interception.
The defense shut down Westford all day long. It was led by Michael Canney, Lucas Ibarguen, Ian Nichols, Peter Sawyer, Aiden Maston, Nikolas Zeoli, Carmelo Ortiz, and Noah Tierney-Honan.
Sloan Carter, Michael Tusa, JC Santiago, Colin Saunders, Alex Reis all had big offensive games to help seal the win.
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Dracut played a super game on Sunday in a losing cause.
The only touchdown was a spectacular running catch made by Matthew Simpson. The Middies came really close with some great running by Nathan Lambert, Ray Laurin, Shawn McGuire, Silvio DeMartino, and Devin Lambert.
Standouts on defense were Ethan Holt, Kyle MacKay, Eric Airosus, Justin Mercier, Matthew Simpson, Ray Laurin, Devin Lambert, and Jared Fahey.
Dracut "F" finale
In their last regular-season game, the Middies were paced by touchdown runs from their dynamic duo of Dylan Eld and Michael Marchionda, as well as birthday boy Zachary Campbell and Drew Richardson.
Cole Scipione, Breadyn Hiltz and Jacob Ventura run hard behind outstanding blocking from Seth Lopez, Ryan Gray, Robbie Truong, Jeff Santos, Brayden Bourassa, and Dylan Newbegin. The defense was led by Nathan Rogers, who was unblockable all day. Also playing big roles on defense were Mike Desmarais, Mike Giron, Dante Melillo, Christian McDonagh, and Andre Burd.