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Dracut 27, Marshfield 0

Grimard rams away

Dracut shuts off Marshfield attack

By Emily Wright
Globe Correspondent / December 7, 2008
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FOXBOROUGH - Matt Grimard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Dracut overpowered Marshfield, 27-0, to capture the EMass Division 1A Super Bowl last night at Gillette Stadium.

No matter how hard Marshfield's offensive line rammed, it couldn't get by Dracut. The Middies kept the Rams at bay, outscoring Marshfield, 20-0, after three quarters.

Grimard, the Gatorade Player of the Year, scored both of Dracut's first-half touchdowns, from 5 and 6 yards, respectively.

Marshfield got the ball into Dracut territory just three times. The Middies' defensive line, led by Chris Bent, made a dent in the Rams' offense, which came into game averaging 25 points.

Grimard connected with Jordan Murphy three times in the first half for 57 yards. A 45-yard pass to wide receiver Rakeem Shepherd during Dracut's second drive set up the Middies at the Marshfield 6 en route to Dracut's second touchdown.

Ten seconds later, Grimard drove the pile from 6 yards to make it 13-0, and an extra point from Shepherd gave Dracut a 14-0 lead after two quarters.

The Middies opened it up in the third quarter, driving 68 yards in 13 plays to put the game away.

Grimard's connected with a wide-open Murphy on the left side of the end zone with zero coverage on him.

The extra point attempt was blocked, and the Middies had a 20-0 lead.

The Rams were on their way to putting some numbers on the board before Ryan Diffenbacher intercepted a pass at the Dracut 19-yard line.

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