FOOTBALL

Doherty 30, Tantasqua 23

Friday, Sep. 14, 2012, at Worcester

Doherty High junior quarterback Luke Brennan said he lives for close games where you can make a play to change the outcome. Last night against Tantasqua Regional, the No. 9 Highlanders did just that. Trailing by a point in the fourth quarter, senior running back Abdullah Webster burst free for a 67-yard touchdown run, giving Doherty the lead as the Highlanders outlasted the Warriors, 30-23, at Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium. Highlanders coach Sean Mulcahy said it’s the first time in 18 or 19 years that Doherty has started 2-0. The Warriors fell to 1-1. “It went back and forth and we made some dumb blunders on some touchdown runs, but to be 2-0 at this point is a lot better than 1-1,” Mulcahy said. “Those (penalties) are effort mistakes and we’ll clean those things up.” “It was one of the best football games I’ve ever had the privilege of witnessing,” Tantasqua coach Aaron Powell said.

 1234Final
Tantasqua763723
Doherty0681630
First quarter
TantasquaTDJon Beaudry 25-yard pass from Randy Harrington (Jon Beaudry kick)
Second quarter
TantasquaTDSpencer Duncan 20-yard pass from Randy Harrington (kick failed)
DohertyTDIsaac Yiadom 55-yard run (kick failed)
Third quarter
DohertyTDAlfred Adarkwah 21-yard pass from Luke Brennan ( pass from )
TantasquaFGJon Beaudry 24-yard
Fourth quarter
DohertyTDAlfred Adarkwah 41-yard pass from Luke Brennan (Abdulla Webster run)
TantasquaTDRandy Harrington 17-yard run (Jon Beaudry kick)
DohertyTDAbdulla Webster 67-yard run (Sam Oppong run)

 

Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 5:21 p.m.

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