Senior Tyis Boykin scored five touchdowns and threw for another to lead fourth-seeded St. Peter-Marian to a 50-20 win over fifth-seeded Tantasqua Regional in a Division 4 quarterfinal on Saturday. Boykin scored on a 75-yard run on the Guardians’ first play from scrimmage and followed that with a 33-yard TD run, two 6-yard scoring runs, and a 62-yard punt return on the last play of the third quarter to increase SPM’s lead to 50-14. Boykin also combined with senior Dan Henrickson on a 53-yard touchdown pass that gave the Guardians (6-2) a two-touchdown lead less than four minutes into the game. SPM faces the winner of Saturday night’s Shepherd Hill-Nipmuc game in a semifinal next weekend. While Boykin’s performance was thrilling, the Guardians’ defense made many plays that kept the Warriors from recovering from a 36-0 halftime deficit. Seniors Jamal Smith, Mike Genese and Dan Bushe paced the inspired SPM defense.
St. Peter-Marian 50, Tantasqua 20
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Worcester
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Tyis Boykin 75-yard run (Steven Albert kick)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Dan Henrickson 53-yard pass from Tyis Boykin (Steven Albert kick)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Steven Albert 21-yard field goal attempt ( kick)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Dan Henrickson 21-yard pass from Seamus Leary (Steven Albert kick)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Tyis Boykin 33-yard run (kick failed)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Tyis Boykin 6-yard run (kick failed)|
|Tantasqua||TD||Jeremiah Sciaraffa 53-yard pass from Zac Edwards (Matt Bressette kick)|
|Tantasqua||TD||Trevor Robert 27-yard pass from Zac Edwards (Matt Bressette kick)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Tyis Boykin 6-yard run (P.J. Barry kick)|
|St. Peter-Marian||TD||Tyis Boykin 62-yard punt return (Steven Albert kick)|
|Tantasqua||TD||Matt Bressette 23-yard run (rush failed)|
Updated: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 7:08 p.m.