Eight seconds and 17 yards separated Marshfield from finally getting the dreaded monkey off its back.
Staring a 14th straight loss in the face, the Rams trailed, 12-9, at Plymouth North on Sept. 20 with no timeouts and one final shot at the end zone. Sophomore quarterback Jack Masterson rifled a pass to sophomore Dan Dalton at the 5-yard line, and Dalton did the rest. Marshfield had won its first game since Nov. 11, 2011.
And after Friday’s last-play Hail Mary pass helped the Rams beat Nauset at the buzzer, Marshfield is 3-1.
“It all stems from the game we had with Plymouth North,” said Silva. “Now the kids have a bounce to their step.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.