Northbridge 29, Hoosac Valley 22

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Whitinsville

Despite being down a point with 2:36 to play, there was no panic in the Northbridge huddle. The Rams marched 65 yards in 12 plays, including converting a huge fourth-and-8 play, to score the winning touchdown on a 25-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Koby Schofer to Chandler Brooks with 30 seconds to play, giving Northbridge a 29-22 win over Hoosac Valley in the Division 5 state semifinal Saturday at Doyle Field. The Rams (9-2) have won seven straight games and will face unbeaten Bishop Fenwick in the Division 5 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 7. It was an unlikely scenario after a Week 3 loss to Auburn that saw the Rams drop to 1-2. �These kids have battled all season, so we were confident we could get this done,� Northbridge coach Ken LaChapelle said. �We don�t make things easy on ourselves or the people who watch us, but we find a way to get things done. We did it again (Saturday). The kids showed a lot of character.�

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First quarter
NorthbridgeTDJake Wood 5-yard run (Alex Smith kick)
Second quarter
NorthbridgeTDChandler Brooks 7-yard pass from Koby Schofer (Alex Smith kick)
Hoosac ValleyTDMatt Braman 16-yard pass from Matt Koperniak (Ian Hill kick)
Fourth quarter
Hoosac ValleyTDMatt Koperniak 3-yard run (Ian Hill kick)
NorthbridgeTDKoby Schofer 18-yard run (Alex Smith kick)
Hoosac ValleyTDTy Mach 76-yard pass from Matt Koperniak (Matt Koperniak run)
NorthbridgeTDChandler Brooks 25-yard pass from Koby Schofer (Jurrell Cromwell pass from Koby Schofer)


Updated: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 5:53 p.m.

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