St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 56, Marlborough 20

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Shrewsbury

Drew Smiley tossed three touchdowns and ran for two more as the host No. 2 Pioneers (7-2) upended the No. 3 Panthers (7-2). St. John's will face No. 1 Leominster at 7 p.m. Friday in the Central Mass. final. The Blue Devils topped the Pioneers, 33-22, in the first game of the season. After Davon Jones returned a punt 45 yards for a score, Smiley ran for a 59-yard touchdown on the Pioneers' first offensive play to make it 14-0. Smiley finished off the first half with touchdown passes to Shane Combs (15 yards), Michael McGillicuddy (44 yards) and T.J. Kelly (9 yards) and added a 1-yard rush of his own as St. John's took a 42-14 lead at the break. Combs added a 55-yard and a 4-yard touchdown in the second half for the Pioneers. John Rumney had a 5-yard touchdown run and connected with Jose Caquias for a 24-yard score for Marlboro, while teammate William Cowdrey added a 1-yard score. Marlboro will play Shrewsbury at 7 p.m. Friday at a site to be determined.

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First quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDavon Jones 45-yard punt return (Jack Coveney kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDrew Smiley 59-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)
MarlboroughTDWilliam Cowdrey 1-yard run (Kevin Chilin kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDShane Combs 15-yard pass from Drew Smiley (kick failed)
Second quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDrew Smiley 1-yard run (Jacob Byczko pass from Drew Smiley)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDMichael McGillicuddy 44-yard pass from Drew Smiley (Jack Coveney kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDT.J. Kelly 9-yard pass from Drew Smiley (Jack Coveney kick)
MarlboroughTDJohn Rumney 5-yard run (Kevin Chilin kick)
Third quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDShane Combs 55-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDJose Caquias 24-yard pass from John Rumney (kick failed)
Fourth quarter
MarlboroughTDShane Combs 4-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)


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

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