Marlborough 27, Fitchburg 7

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Marlborough

William Cowdrey rushed for an 11-yard score and returned an interception 40 yards for another score, while John Rumney rushed for a 50-yard score and connected with Matt Thall for a 40-yard touchdown pass as the No. 3 Panthers (7-1) topped the No. 6 Red Raiders (2-6) at Kelleher Field in a Division 2 playoff game. Marlboro will face the winner of Saturday's game between St. John's and North Middlesex next week at a time and place to be determined. Julio Gonzalez scored on a 17-yard run for Fitchburg that tied the game in the third quarter.

Second quarter
MarlboroughTDWilliam Cowdrey 11-yard run (Kevin Chilin kick)
Third quarter
FitchburgTDJulio Gonzalez 17-yard run (Gaston Pastorino kick)
Fourth quarter
MarlboroughTDJohn Rumney 50-yard run (Kevin Chilin kick)
MarlboroughTDMatt Thall 40-yard pass from John Rumney (Kevin Chilin kick)
MarlboroughTDWilliam Cowdrey 40-yard interception return (kick failed)


Updated: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 11:53 p.m.

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