In his 15 years of coaching at Shawsheen, Al Costabile has never seen anything like Saturday’s game. Shawsheen and Cambridge combined for 100 points as the Rams edged the Falcons, 55-45.
“It was a shootout of epic proportion,” said Costabile. “This was unbelievable. Big plays were being made on both sides.”
Shawsheen quarterback Mike O’Hearn went 22 for 33 passing for 358 yards and six touchdowns, and Cambridge QB Dave Maaghul threw for five TDs.
“I have never seen 11 touchdown passes in a high school game. There were a couple of good QBs playing today,” said Costabile.
Although the numbers for O’Hearn were ridiculous, the star for Shawsheen was senior Devonn Pratt.
Pratt caught 15 passes for 268 yards and five touchdowns and kicked seven extra points for Shawsheen. He also broke up some key passes at cornerback and is the punter for the Rams.
Costabile described it as the best high school effort he has seen. in more than 20 years of coaching football.
“I don’t know how much more of a complete performance you can have,” said Costabile.
The biggest play for the Rams came at the end of the first half. Shawsheen was up 15 points, but Cambridge had just scored and was getting the ball to begin the second half.
With 40 seconds remaining in the second quarter, O’Hearn found Pratt for a 63-yard TD, killing any momentum the Falcons had received.
“We proved to them that we could score quickly,” said Costabile.
Duxbury 42, New Bedford 14 — The Green Dragons won their 29th straight game as Jon Hurvitz scored five touchdowns.
Billerica 34, Tewksbury 26 — Junior quarterback Jordan Bolarinho was 17-for-20 passing for two touchdowns and 275 yards.
Dorchester 16, Matignon 8 — Hakim Harris and Demetrius Leary eached scored as the Bears won their third straight.
Upper Cape 21, O’Bryant 16 — The Rams got two touchdowns from Jon Bumone in the first quarter and held on to win.
Pentucket 33, Danvers 20 — Sachems Cody Rothwell and Tim Freiermoth each found the end zone twice.
Ipswich 19, Triton 7 — Kyle Barber ran for 107 yards, scoring two touchdowns for the Tigers’ first win of the season.
Georgetown 52, Whittier 48 — The Wildcats held off a late rally as Jesus Sanchez rushed for 193 yards on 40 carries with four touchdowns.
Coyle & Cassidy 19, Carver 7 — Josh Cobb ran in a pair of scores for the Warriors.
Somerset Berkley 49, Tri-County 6 — Garret Carlos ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns for the visiting Blue Raiders, who didn’t throw a pass in the victory.
BC High 31, Dartmouth 0 — The Eagles cruised to a shutout victory highlighted by Lincoln Collins’s 80-yard touchdown reception.
Diman 21, West Bridgewater 19 — Diman scored back-to-back third-quarter touchdowns and held on to win. Mike Ferreira had two touchdowns for Diman and finished with 243 yards on 27 carries. West Bridgewater’s Jordan Ames had eight tackles in the loss.
Norwell 23, South Shore Voc-Tech 12 — Junior running back Mike Ross carried the ball 13 times for 105 yards and two scores while senior linebacker Jake Marr had an interception for the Clippers.
Nantucket 34, Bishop Connolly 13 — Dylan Perry rushed for 104 yards on five carries and scored a pair of touchdowns for the Whalers.
Oliver Ames 43, Bedford 7 — Six players scored for the Tigers, highlighted by a 93-yard kickoff return by Jeremiah Troy, as they tallied 449 total yards.
Sharon 34, North Quincy 22 — Sean Asnes ran for 201 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries as the Eagles improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1998.
Wakefield 21, Winchester 14 — A fourth-quarter comeback was capped by a Michael Miller’s 1-yard rush for Wakefield. Miller also threw for a pair of touchdowns.
Wellesley 29, Norwood 22 — Senior quarterback Chris Sarni threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 40 yards for the Raiders.
Beverly 45, Lynn English 6 — Isiah White rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers. Tailback Kenny Pierce rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
Revere 21, Swampscott 6 — Tommy Portrait rushed for 115 yards and had one interception and the Patriots were able to gain 390 total offensive yards, 270 on the ground and 120 in the air.
Northeast 44, Pope John 24 — The Knights racked up 520 total yards of offense led by senior running back Kenny Bartolo, who rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.
Lowell Catholic 43, Greater Lowell 6 — Adam Wentzel and Chris Tamukedde each rushed for a pair of TDs as the Crusaders won in a blowout.
Greater Lawrence 41, Chelsea 6 — Cristian Rivera ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and Marcos Ortiz completed three passes, all for touchdowns, to lead the host Reggies.
North Shore 38, Blue Hills 26 — Ross Murphy scored on four conversion attempts and had more than 120 yards rushing to boost the Bulldogs.