BEDFORD — After senior running back Jeff Adegbe trotted into the end zone, the ensuing play seemed like a formality. Now trailing, 7-6, Concord-Carlisle coach Mike Robichaud sent his kicking unit out in hopes of tying rival Bedford before the end of the first half, but the kick by Abigail Ojemann sailed wide right.
Then came a flag. Roughing the kicker was the call. Ojemann was shaken up on the play. With little time to react, Robichaud sent out his offense for the 2-point conversion. Quarterback Austin Hoey found wide receiver Andrew Kielar in the end zone to give the Patriots and 8-7 lead.
Failing to think points would be that hard to come by, Robichaud was just happy to have the lead at halftime. As it came to pass, that 2-point conversion was the deciding factor Friday night, as the Patriots took down the Buccaneers, 8-7. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.