Second-ranked Duxbury used its potent offense to overpower everyone in its path and roll to its second straight undefeated season. Tewksbury edged its way into the playoffs on what some believe to be a flawed point system.
And even though both teams took the field at Gillette Stadium knowing that their methods of arrival were irrelevant, that their season would be defined in 40 minutes, the Dragons took the opportunity to show Tewksbury firsthand why they have not lost a game since 2009.
Duxbury crushed Tewksbury, 35-0, to take home the Division 2 Super Bowl and extend its winning-streak to 26 games, the longest in the state.
“We’ve worked so hard to get where we’re at, this is no coincidence,” quarterback Matt O’Keefe said. “It’s a dream come true for all of us to do this, I couldn’t be more proud of the boys.”
The Dragons (13-0) exploded for 21 points in the second quarter, while holding Tewksbury (7-6) to just 12 yards of total offense in the first half, and took a 28-0 cushion into the break.
Jon Hurvitz (7 carries, 75 yards) opened the scoring for Duxbury with a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:18 remaining in the first quarter. He added another from 2-yards out in the second, and O’Keefe (8-for-18 passing, 135 yards) connected with Reilly Naton (3 catches, 74 yards) and Don Webber (3 catches, 28 yards) to pull away before the half.
O’Keefe hit James Burke for a 27-yard score in the fourth to provide the final margin.
“I couldn’t be happier right now,” O’Keefe said. “I’m speechless.”
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