With just 10 seconds left on the clock and his team trailing by a point, Masconomet coach Jim Pugh called his final timeout and called for a run play from the two-yard line. But when North Andover called a timeout immediately after, Pugh promptly changed his mind and sent out the field goal unit. Senior quarterback and kicker Troy Bunker’s field goal attempt from 20 yards was good with five seconds left, lifting the Chieftains to a 16-14 win over North Andover in Topsfield. “I was a very happy man to say the least,” Pugh said. “You always second guess yourself anyways…At that point, it’s an extra point. Troy has played football a long time, and we just had faith Troy could do it. He has done a great job, and when things work out, you’re happy.” Just a few plays before the kick, Masconomet faced fourth down, and Bunker’s attempt from 29 yards sailed wide left in the windy conditions. But North Andover was flagged for roughing the kicker, giving Masconomet a new set of downs and the ball at the 10. Gavin Monagle and Scott Foden carried the ball to the 2 to set up Bunker’s kick. With seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter and the Chieftains trailing, 14-7, Bunker delivered a 50-yard TD pass to Harry Cwik. Bunker’s extra point attempt also sailed left, leaving North Andover with a 14-13 lead.
Masconomet 16, North Andover 14
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Topsfield
|North Andover||TD||Casey Walsh 2-yard run (Kyle Young kick)|
|Masconomet||TD||Scott Foden 5-yard run (Troy Bunker kick)|
|North Andover||TD||Tom Stabile 5-yard run (Kyle Young kick)|
|Masconomet||TD||Harry Cwik 50-yard pass from Troy Bunker (kick failed)|
|Masconomet||FG||Troy Bunker 20-yard|
Updated: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, 8:53 p.m.