Matt Manning caught a screen pass from Mack Eberhardt and scored a seven-yard TD on the second play of overtime and Quinton Forbes ran in a reverse on the conversion as the host Crusaders (8-1) squeezed past the Wildcats (3-5). Manning was sensational on defense, racking up a school-record 27 tackles, while also rushing 13 times for 65 yards and three TDs. Eberhardt ran for 79 yards and an 11-yard rushing TD while throwing for 69 yards. Drew Moore also had two interceptions for G-D. Gardner quarterback Andy Guay went 6 of 17 for 144 yards and a score, also running in a 26-yard TD. Brandon Williams scored the final two TDs for the Wildcats, including a seven-yard score in overtime. Guay found Ken Correa on the conversion attempt but he was stopped short of the goal line.
Groton-Dunstable 29, Gardner 27
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Groton
|Groton-Dunstable||TD||Matt Manning 14-yard run (Corey Romich kick)|
|Gardner||TD||Andy Guay 26-yard run (Peter Gallant kick)|
|Gardner||TD||Andrew Gallant 22-yard pass from Andy Guay (Peter Gallant kick)|
|Groton-Dunstable||TD||Matt Manning 1-yard run (Corey Romich kick)|
|Gardner||TD||Brandon Williams 3-yard run (Peter Gallant kick)|
|Groton-Dunstable||TD||Mack Eberhardt 11-yard run (Corey Romich kick)|
|Groton-Dunstable||TD||Matt Manning 7-yard pass from Mack Eberhardt (Quinton Forbes run)|
|Gardner||TD||Brandon Williams 7-yard run (pass failed)|
Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 6:21 p.m.