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School roundup

Collier, St. Mary’s pound Lynn Tech

By Mike Giesta
Globe Correspondent / November 24, 2011
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St. Mary’s of Lynn came up big on both sides of the ball as they rolled past Lynn Tech, 44-8, last night at Manning Field.

Senior Todd Collier got the offense started for the Spartans, returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

The Spartans offense exploded from there, led by senior Corey Donahue, who rushed for 112 yards on 12 carries to surpass the 1,000-yard plateau for the season.

“He worked hard in the offseason,” said St. Mary’s coach Matt Durgin. “It’s a nice way for him to go out.’’

Donahue, a two-year starter and first-year running back, wasn’t the only one to have a big game on the ground; senior Jordan Collier racked up 107 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries. Collier surpassed the 1,000-yard mark earlier this season, and his 24 points put him firmly atop the EMass points leaders list with 196 for the season.

The St. Mary’s defense also played a key role, holding the Tigers to fewer than 100 total yards with four sacks and one interception.

Senior linebacker Tyler Maniscalco had a strong game and Andrew Olson and Kevin Romulus also played solid for the Spartans on defense.

This was the 16th matchup between the rivals, and the series is now tied, 8-8.

“Great all-around effort,” said Durgin. “The guys came out ready to go, and it was a great ending for the seniors.”

Division 1

Nonleague

Malden Catholic 20, Waltham 12 - Axel Kabeya rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Scott Layton had four tackles to lead the defense as the Lancers (3-7) held on.

Division 4

Catholic Central (Large)

Bishop Fenwick 42, Austin Prep 29 - Rufus Rushins had three touchdowns and rattled off 230 yards on 23 carries to become the first Crusaders (3-8) freshman to surpass the 1,000-yard mark. Will Clancy recorded 18 tackles and recovered a fumble for Fenwick.

Nonleague

Northeast 28, North Shore 0 - The Golden Knights scored 22 points in the first half, highlighted by an 8-yard rushing touchdown from Bobby Novello.

Division 4A

Nonleague

Pope John Paul II 32, Harwich 20 - Robert Dombrowski rushed for two scores and threw for another for the Lions.

Southeastern 12, South Shore Voc-Tech 6 - Demetrius Fontes-Semedo’s 14-yard touchdown rush gave the Hawks (6-5) the victory.

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