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At Nashoba Regional, Jamie Tucker follows in footsteps of his father

St. John’s Michael McGillicuddy beat Nashoba’s Eli Williams on a first down reception during Friday’s matchup, which ended Nashoba’s 29-game winning streak.
St. John’s Michael McGillicuddy beat Nashoba’s Eli Williams on a first down reception during Friday’s matchup, which ended Nashoba’s 29-game winning streak. Credit: Steve Lanava/Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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BOLTON — Ken Tucker stood beyond the back corner of the east end zone at Nashoba Regional High School, away from the glare of the lights above, barely visible from the Chieftains fan section on the opposite sideline. He was there to watch his son, Jamie, now in his first year as head coach at Nashoba.

“I’ve purposely stayed over here,” said Tucker. “There’s no need for me to be on the field. People need to see him as the head coach and see him establishing himself.”

Ken Tucker retired as the head coach at Nashoba Regional after winning the second of back-to-back Division 2 Central Super Bowl titles last season. His son is now looking to put his own stamp on the program while trying to maintain the level of success his dad oversaw for nearly 30 years

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