Fullback Ariel De La Cruz scooped up a mishandled exchange on the snap inside the 5-yard line and rumbled into the end zone with 53 seconds left to snap a 7-7 tie and lift the seventh-seeded Pioneers to victory in a Division 5 playoff game in Uxbridge. De La Cruz's touchdown capped a 20-play, 79-yard drive that ate up almost nine minutes. Southbridge led 7-0 at the half, with quarterback hitting Anthony Santos for a 7-yard TD in the final minute of the second quarter, and Jose Morales kicking the first of two extra points. Second-seeded Uxbridge pulled even in the third quarter on a 41-yard touchdown run by Jared Stewart, with brother Cam Stewart booting the PAT. Southbridge will play sixth-seeded Bartlett in a semifinal matchup.
Southbridge 14, Uxbridge 7
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Uxbridge
|Southbridge||TD||Jason Peck 7-yard pass from Anthony Santos (Jose Morales kick)|
|Uxbridge||TD||Jared Stewart 41-yard run (Cam Stewart kick)|
|Southbridge||TD||Ariel De La Cruz 2-yard run (Jose Morales kick)|
Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 9:53 a.m.