Third-ranked Duxbury extended its winning streak to 37 games with a 35-14 victory over Marshfield Thursday morning.
The last time the Green Dragons lost was to Marshfield — in 2009. Quarterback Sean McCarthy made sure that didn’t happen as he led his team to its fifth consecutive Patriot (Keenan) title.
McCarthy opened the scoring, throwing two touchdown passes to Joe Guilfoile, a 13-yarder and an 18-yarder, to give Duxbury a 14-7 lead at the half.
The Green Dragons offense exploded in the third, scoring 21 straight points, including a 50-yard pass from McCarthy to Wes Quinzani, to secure Duxbury’s 11th win of the season.
Senior running back Jon Hurvitz added a 30-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
It was great,” said coach Dave Maimaron. “Winning on Thanksgiving is huge for the players and the town.”
The Rams finished a winless season.
Duxbury leads the Thanksgiving Day series against Marshfield, 14-12-2.
Duxbury, which is coming off back-to-back Super Bowl titles, is just a couple of wins from capturing its third consecutive championship.
The Green Dragons play Mansfield Tuesday night in the semifinals.
King Philip 20, Franklin 13 — The 10th-ranked Warriors (9-2) drove 98 yards with just over two minutes left to stun the Panthers (8-3). Joe Johnston scored on a 4-yard run with eight seconds remaining, and scored the 2-point conversion.
North Attleboro 38, Attleboro 14 — Ryan Perron completed 12 of 14 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns, and Matt Hardy had an interception for the Red Rocketeers (7-4).
Merrimack Valley (Division 2)
Methuen 41, Dracut 19 — Austin George-Williams passed for 287 yards and three touchdowns, all to Colin Langford, to lead the Rangers (3-8).
Woburn 32, Winchester 14 — The Tanners (5-5) got two scores apiece from Jared O'Brien and Ryan Glavin.
Foxborough 27, Mansfield 21 — Kiivone Howard rushed for three second-half touchdowns and 183 yards on 14 carries for the Warriors (8-3).
Taunton 48, Coyle & Cassidy 10 — Matt Nunes threw for two TDs and Jamal Williams scored twice for the Tigers (4-7).
Hingham 17, Scituate 14 — John Fisher caught a touchdown pass and kicked a 35-yard field goal to propel the Harbormen (8-3).
Tewksbury 18, Wilmington 6 — The Redmen (7-4), who got scores from Ed Matovu, Johnny Aylward and Tom Casey, will play Reading in the Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday night.
Abington 27, Whitman-Hanson 16 — Pat Dwyer plunged in for a pair of 1-yard scores for the 20th-ranked Green Wave (11-10). Matt Kilmain had 80 yards rushing on 12 carries.