FOOTBALL

Northbridge 45, Uxbridge 14

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Whitinsville

Matt Phelan passed for four touchdowns and ran for another as the Northbridge Rams beat Uxbridge in the 19th renewal of their Thanksgiving Day rivalry. Ben O’Donnell caught three of Phelan’s TD passes. Jake Ryan accounted for 21 of the Rams points by returning an interception for a touchdown, booting a 29-yard field goal and going a perfect 6 for 6 on PAT kicks. Spartans quarterback Jake Taparausky, a sophomore, hit Jared Mansfield on a 74-yard touchdown pass for Uxbridge’s first score and went over from the one-yard line for the other. Taparausky also ran in for the two-point conversion. Northbridge is 9-2 and is playoff bound. It leads the Thanksgiving series 15-4-0 and the overall series, which dates to 1896, 66-13-5. Uxbridge finished with a 3-8 record.

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First quarter
NorthbridgeTDBen O'Donnell 60-yard pass from Matt Phelan (Jake Ryan kick)
NorthbridgeTDBen O'Donnell 64-yard pass from Matt Phelan (Jake Ryan kick)
NorthbridgeTDJake Ryan 55-yard interception return (Jake Ryan kick)
NorthbridgeTDMatt Phelan 45-yard run (Jake Ryan kick)
Second quarter
UxbridgeTDJared Mansfield 74-yard pass from Jake Taparausky (kick blocked)
NorthbridgeTDTanner Ropiak 10-yard pass from Matt Phelan (Jake Ryan kick)
NorthbridgeTDBen O'Donnell 29-yard pass from Matt Phelan (Jake Ryan kick)
Third quarter
NorthbridgeTDJake Ryan 29-yard field goal attempt ( kick)
Fourth quarter
UxbridgeTDJake Taparausky 1-yard run (Jake Taparausky run)

 

Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 6:29 p.m.

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