St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 35, Marlborough 20

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Shrewsbury

Drew Smiley helped the No. 6 Pioneers (5-2) rally from a 20-7 halftime deficit by scoring three touchdowns in the second half to help St. John's deal the visiting No. 4 Panthers (6-1) their first loss. Smiley rushed for scores of 1, 37 and 28 yards and Brad Sylvester added a 1-yard score to seal the win for the Pioneers. Smiley also connected with Michael McGillicuddy on a 73-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring for the Pioneers. Matt Thall had a 9-yard touchdown reception from John Rumney, while Rumney added a 2-yard touchdown run and Jose Caquias rushed for a 6-yard score for Marlboro. The win propelled St. John's to the No. 2 seed in the Division 2 Central Mass. Tournament, while Marlboro slipped to the No. 3 seed. The Pioneers will host no. 7 North Middlesex (2-5), while the Panthers host No. 6 Fitchburg (2-5) in the first round.

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First quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDMichael McGillicuddy 73-yard pass from Drew Smiley (Jack Coveney kick)
MarlboroughTDMatt Thall 9-yard pass from John Rumney (kick failed)
Second quarter
MarlboroughTDJose Caquias 6-yard run (Kevin Chilin kick)
MarlboroughTDJohn Rumney 2-yard run (Kevin Chilin kick)
Third quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDrew Smiley 1-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)
Fourth quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDrew Smiley 37-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDrew Smiley 28-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDBrad Sylvester 1-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)


Updated: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 7:23 p.m.

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