“We knew we had to put some points on the board, and Mike did a great job,” Wakefield coach Mike Boyages said.
“Bruce is tough to cover. We go five [receivers] across, and [Stoneham] had to play man-to-man, and Miller is a good runner to keep them honest.”
Rothwell powers Pentucket
Pentucket running back Cody Rothwell wasn’t going to accept a loss against Saugus Saturday afternoon, as the two teams battled for a precious Cape Ann/Northeastern (Division 3) victory.
With just six minutes left in the fourth quarter, his team trailing 26-22, Rothwell ripped off a 61-yard touchdown — his fourth of the day — as the Sachems (5-3, 2-0) stole a 28-26 win.
“I saw an opening, but it closed really quick,” said Rothwell, who finished with 264 yards in the win. “So I cut it back, and from there the outside was open and I used my speed to take it away.”
The elusive senior back has been untouchable as of late, rushing for eight touchdowns in his last two games, and running for 100-plus yards in six of the last seven games.
“It’s a combination of good blocking and the play calling,” Rothwell said. “I’m also seeing the field well, and that gets me to the open field.”
Pentucket, Amesbury (6-2, 2-0) and Newburyport (5-3, 2-0) are all jockeying for the top spot in the conference, and the Sachems will play both teams in the next two weeks.
Scarpa sets Andover record
Andover quarterback C.J. Scarpa passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another in a 44-22 win over Chelmsford. Scarpa has set single-season school records for touchdown passes (24) and passing yards (1,826 yards) this season.
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