The Rams made a shout-out for the big play during yesterday's tightly-played clash with St. Peter-Marian. Seniors Drew Ravenelle and Chris Dutting answered the call. Ravenelle, a quarterback, scored the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter and followed that up with a successful rush on the two-point conversion. Moments later, linebacker Dutting thwarted a late-game Guardians' drive with an interception, paving the way for a 14-12 win at SPM. "This was a fantastic win by the kids - we've never beaten them (SPM)," Shepherd Hill coach Chris Lindstrom said. "We're stepping up, playing against better competition. The kids went out there and just played. A group that just wants to play hard football. St. Peter-Marian has a good team with tough kids who play hard. I was very impressed with them." Trailing, 12-6, the Rams stormed back to take the lead on their first possession of the fourth quarter just moments after a Guardians' TD snapped a 6-6 deadlock. Shepherd Hill returned the kick to its 44-yard line. Three plays later, Ravenelle broke the defense with a 36-yard TD run on a keeper. Ravenelle was helped by good blocking throughout. Ravenelle's rush on the conversion gave the Rams a 14-12 lead with 4:48 to go in the game.
Shepherd Hill 14, St. Peter-Marian 12
Saturday, Sep. 15, 2012, at Worcester
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Jalen Evans-Ashton 2-yard run (rush failed)|
|Shepherd Hill||TD||Matt Vertucci 69-yard run (rush failed)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Noah Burke 4-yard pass from Jalen Evans-Ashton (pass failed)|
|Shepherd Hill||TD||Drew Ravenelle 36-yard run (Drew Ravenelle run)|
Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 5:24 p.m.