Lincoln-Sudbury late rally tops Redmen

L-S 15
Tewksbury 12

TEWKSBURY — It may have been the first start at quarterback for Lincoln-Sudbury senior Henry Guild, but he played with the poise of a veteran. When the Warriors got the ball at their 14-yard line, down by 3 with 3:48 left in the game, Guild orchestrated an 86-yard drive which ended with a 1-yard touchdown run by Chris Giorgio as Lincoln-Sudbury came back on the road to beat Tewksbury, 15-12, on Saturday.

“Henry Guild kind of took over. He was doing it all game,” said L-S coach Tom Lopez.

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On the winning drive, Guild ran for 31 yards and passed for 24, and Giorgio carried the ball four times for 32 yards.

“If you are confident and you speak confidently, guys will follow you,” said Guild. “The offensive line played twice as confident in that drive as any other drive. We were just running belly plays up the middle and they couldn’t stop us.”

Things didn’t start off well for Lincoln-Sudbury as Eddie Matovu took the opening kickoff 89 yards, virtually untouched up the middle, to give the Redmen a 6-0 lead 12 seconds into the game.

After the extra point was missed the score stayed the same until Johnny Aylward found Kevin Dick streaking down the middle for a 52-yard touchdown pass to give Tewksbury a 12-0 lead with 1:08 left in the half.

Trailing, 12-2, Lincoln-Sudbury got the second-half kickoff and drove 88 yards, finishing with a touchdown throw from Guild to Malik Layne on fourth and goal from the 6. The extra point made the deficit 3 and the Lincoln-Sudbury defense gave Guild and the offense a chance to win it.