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Rogers Boylan was there last June at Harvard Stadium, jubilant after the Dover-Sherborn boys’ lacrosse team beat Cohasset for the Division 3 title, just as he was the year before, as a sophomore, when the Raiders topped North Reading.
Second-team All-America honors and the “Back-to-Back State Champions” sweat shirts many of his teammates wear serve as constant reminders to the Raiders — and every team they play — just how big the targets on their backs have become.
But as far as Boylan and his four fellow senior captains are concerned, none of that — the state crown memories and apparel to go with it — means much this time of year, nor does it put the burden on other teams to knock them off the pedestal. Instead, it is quite the opposite.