Latin Academy edges Dorchester in Division 6 playoff opener

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Latin Academy’s offense regained its footing in Friday’s MIAA Division 6 North quarterfinal at White Stadium, putting together multiple scoring drives in the 22-14 win over rival Dorchester.

After being held to a season-low 8 points in their first loss of the season last week to league champion O’Bryant, the Dragons’ offense redeemed itself, manufacturing two scoring drives in the victory. Also contributing on the scoreboard was the LA defense, which add 8 points on a safety in the second quarter and a fourth-quarter fumble recovery in the end zone by senior Cristian Mojica. Those points turned out to be the difference in the game.

“It was a tough game for us in the sense that we’re two even teams. Coming into this game we knew it was going to be a dogfight, we really did,’’ said Latin Academy coach Rocco Zizza.

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