St. John’s (S) loses quartback, game to St. Peter-Marian

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WORCESTER — When the final whistle blew, the cheers from the St. Peter-Marian sideline were finally released after a decade of frustration. That frustration was transfered to St. John’s of Shrewsbury, which not only lost the game but saw its quarterback Drew Smiley go down with right shoulder injury.

Senior Isaiah Soucy led a punishing ground game, and Dan Henrickson and Seamus Leary combined for a pair of second-half touchdowns as the Guardians (8-3) defeated St. John’s (9-3) for the first time since 2002 with a 19-7 decision at Fitton Field.

St. Peter-Marian had dropped 10 straight to the Pioneers, but the last two meetings were decided by a touchdown. With 19 seniors, the Guardians got to end their careers on a high note.

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