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When Brian Vaughan took over Boston English’s football program last spring he didn’t exactly expect the sentiment on the “Beat Latin” T-shirts he printed up to become reality. And he never imagined beating Boston Latin for only the second time since 1981 on a last-second touchdown pass.
But English’s 14-12 victory in Thursday morning’s 127th playing of the nation’s oldest continuous high school football rivalry at Harvard Stadium will go down in history for just that scenario.
“Let’s be honest, that was just to motivate kids,” Vaughan said of the T-shirts.