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Happy birthday for Izzo and Walpole

By Brendan Hall
Globe Correspondent / September 6, 2008
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Rest assured Ryan Izzo won't be forgetting this birthday present any time soon.

The Walpole junior running back turned 17 yesterday and had his third career 200-plus rushing game. He carried 17 times for 254 yards for three touchdowns, added a 26-yard catch for a score in the Rebels 34-13 win over Framingham.

"I think we started off slow tonight," said Walpole coach Danny Villa, whose team trailed, 7-6, after one quarter. "But with a player like him [Izzo], it's just a matter of time."

The backbreaker came in the second quarter with 3:30 left. Out of the shotgun, Izzo took a handoff and ran left, slipping inside a block by receiver T.J. Kelliher and cut to the sideline for an 83-yard touchdown. That made it 20-7 Walpole.

Division 1

Nonleague: Chelmsford 14, Bridgewater-Raynham 6 - Evan Sheridan's 6-yard TD run and 85-yard interception return for a score in the second quarter proved the difference for the Lions.

New Bedford 20, Sandwich 14 - Danny Depina ran 60 yards for one score and also caught a 65-yard TD pass to lead the Whalers over Sandwich.

Malden Catholic 12, Lowell 7 - The Lancers got a touchdown pass and run from Andrew DiSimone to take a 12-0 lead and held on for the win.

Lawrence 13, Malden 7 - Devin Montanez's 73-yard touchdown pass to Demetri Brown in the third quarter broke a tie.

Division 1A

Dual County: Westford 28, Tyngsboro 0 - Westford rode the arm of Nick Habosian, who was 13 for 19 for 214 yards and two TDs.


Weymouth 26, Wellesley 7 - T.J. Bonarrigo's 98-yard touchdown run in the third quarter sealed things for Weymouth.

Cohasset 28, Quincy 27 - Cohasset answered Quincy's overtime score with a 7-yard run by Dana Valentine and got a 2-point conversion pass from Brendan Doonan to Jeff Cavanaro to win it.

Division 2A

Abington 29, Rockland 14 - Pat Gabriele ran for two first-half touchdowns to lead Abington.

Randolph 24, Watertown 20 - The Blue Devils overcame a 6-point third-quarter deficit with touchdown runs from Christian Lopez and Ricky Igbani.

Division 3A

Nonleague: Lynnfield 26, Matignon 6 - Chris Grassi ran for two touchdowns for Lynnfield.

Division 4

Nonleague: Lowell Catholic 28, Mystic Valley 0 - Lowell Catholic built a 20-0 first-half lead and coasted to a win.

Globe correspondent Jonathan Raymond contributed to this report.

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