“It doesn’t matter what you’re playing, it’s tough to win them all. Our kids showed a lot of heart and desire, a lot of heart and determination to come out perfect,” Duxbury coach David Maimaron said. "The kids support each other, the whole town and community supports us. It’s great to be back here.”
Duxbury quarterbacks Kane Haffey and Matt O'Keefe combined to pass for 298 yards and four touchdowns as Duxbury defeated Concord Carlisle 35-13 at Gillette Stadium.
“This is the best win of my life. Football is unlike any other sport because of the preparation, because of the work you have to put in to be successful. All the sweat, all the work, all the sprints, all that – there’s nothing else like it to win this," Haffey said.Matt Hallisey and Don Webber were the two main receiving threats for Duxbury. Hallisey had 117 yards receiving and a touchdown while Webber had 124 receiving and two touchdowns.
Concord-Carlisle was led by George Craan, who rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries.
(Globe correspondent Patrick McHugh contributed to this report)
4th quarter, 4:18, 35-13, Duxbury: Don Webber caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Kane Haffey on a wide receiver screen. The drive chewed nearly five minutes off the clock.
End of 3rd quarter, 29-13, Duxbury: Stats through the 3rd quarter: Duxbury --266 total yards (226 passing). Concord-Carlisle -- 308 yards (234 rushing).
3rd quarter, 2:07, 29-13, Duxbury: The Green Dragons are just pouring it on. After stopping Concord-Carlisle on fourth down, it took Duxbury just three plays to score. Matt O'Keefe hit a wide open Don Webber for a 40-yard touchdown. The Green Dragons faked the PAT and Tucker Hannon found Seamus Connelly for the 2-point coversion. Key play on the drive: 28-yard pass from O'Keefe to Joe Guilfoile.
3rd quarter, 4:16, 21-13, Duxbury: Kane Haffey tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Matt Hallisey. Hallisey now has 105 yards receiving on three catches. Key play on the drive: 33-yard pass from Haffey to Don Webber.
3rd quarter, 4:55, 14-13, Duxbury: The Patriots pulled within a point on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Peter George to Max Barrett on 4th and goal. They faked the PAT and the pass fell incomplete. Key to the drive: George Craan rushed for 61 yards on the 75-yard scoring drive.
Halftime, 14-7 Duxbury: The Green Dragons are on top thanks to a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown and a 9-yard TD reception by Andrew Buron. Sandwiched between the two scores was Concord-Carlisle's TD, a 14-yard rush by George Craan.
Concord-Carlisle stats -- 132 yards rushing, 37 passing. George Craan -- 15 rushes, 58 yards and a touchdown. Tim Badgley -- 4 rushes 65 yards.
Duxbury stats -- 108 yards passing, 41 rushing. Kane Haffey -- 1-3, 52 yards passing. Matt O'Keefe -- 3-3, 56 yards passing. Matt Hallisey -- 92 yards receiving.
2nd quarter, 0:19, 14-7 Duxbury: Green Dragons with a big stop on fourth down and 1 at their own 11-yard line to preserve the lead. Concord-Carlisle got into the red zone on Tim Badgley's 60-yard run.
2nd quarter, 2:10, 14-7 Duxbury: The Green Dragons wasted no time retaking the lead. Matt O'Keefe found Andrew Buron for a 9-yard touchdown strike. Key play on the drive: 40-yard pass from O'Keefe to Matt Hallisey.
2nd quarter, 4:54, 7-7: George Craan took a pitch and scampered 14 yards for the tying score. Key plays on the drive: 37-yard pass from Peter George to Evan Boynton and Craan conversion on 4th down and 2 at the Duxbury 16-yard line.
2nd quarter, 8:39, 7-0 Duxbury: Denis Maguire blocked a Henry Bumpus punt and Reilly Naton pounced on it in the end zone, giving the Green Dragons a lead.
End of the 1st quarter, 0-0: Duxbury had 80 total yards in the first while Concord-Carlisle had 22.
1st quarter, 4:16, 0-0 : Duxbury's Denis Maguire delivers a timely sack on third-and-8 and Concord forced to punt. Back-and-forth game so far.
Concord-Carlisle will kick off.
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