NEWTON—The game was essentially locked up by halftime, but the Acton-Boxborough Regional boys never dozed off.
Newton South fell behind early, never really gained any traction and the Colonials cruised, 13-2, in a take-care-of-business-and-move-on game Monday afternoon.
Then why, with 12 seconds left, was one of A-B’s best players, senior midfielder Scott Rogers, calling for the ball and trying to rally his team to make one last offensive push downfield?
“We’re just learning from the mistakes that we’ve made in the past,” said classmate Thomas Cotter. The Colonials didn’t qualify for the postseason tournament in 2010, and they were bounced out early in the quarterfinals in 2011 and 2012.
But A-B, 16-3 through Monday, have not lost their focus this spring. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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