FOXBOROUGH – Concord-Carlisle’s loss to Duxbury in last year’s Division 2A Super Bowl was a disappointing end to an otherwise successful season.
This season, the Patriots put an exclamation on a perfect season.
No. 6 Concord-Carlisle defeated Oliver Ames 42-9 in Saturday’s Division 3 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium, completing a perfect 13-0 season for the Dual County Small champions.
“Today was just a great fulfillment of a long process,” Concord-Carlisle coach Mike Robichaud said.
After the Tigers kicked a field goal to make it 7-3 in the first quarter, the Patriots ran off 35 consecutive points to put the game away. George Craan tallied 122 yards on 18 carries and found the end zone on runs of 4, 9 and 12 yards. The senior was complimented by backfield mates Tyquan Culbreath (10 carries, 81 yards, 1 TD) and Tim Badgley (6 carries, 91 yards) as the Patriots racked up 298 yards on the ground.
Senior Henry Bumpus, a 6-foot-6 target who played through an illness during last season’s defeat to the Green Dragons, caught TD passes of 20 yards and 14 yards and added an interception on defense for good measure.
“Last year was such a bitter loss, it stayed with us,” Bumpus said. “We worked so hard in the offseason to get back here.”
Oliver Ames (7-5) was led by Sam Langston, who ran 14 times for 60 yards, caught a 49 yard pass and scored from 3 yards out in the fourth quarter.
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