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Division 3A-4A roundup

Canalmen in cruise control

By Patrick McHugh
Globe Correspondent / November 25, 2011
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Bourne walloped rival Wareham, 42-0, yesterday, improving the South Coast Conference champions to a perfect 11-0, 7-0 in the league. Wareham finished 6-4, 4-3.

Bourne will meet Eastern Athletic champion Bishop Feehan on Tuesday in the 3A semifinals.

Bourne started the scoring on a halfback pass from Jake Achstetter to Nick Pereira for a 30-yard touchdown, and the Canalmen cruised from there. Joe Epps ran in three and scored two 2-point conversions. Marquesse Rhodes and Zach Songer also scored.

Tuesday’s playoff contest against the Shamrocks will be the first for Bourne since 2004.

South Coast

Dighton-Rehoboth 7, Seekonk 0 - Jerry Whitmore scored the only TD on a 3-yard run in the third to lead the Falcons (9-2).

CAL/NEC (Division 3)

Pentucket 30, Triton 28 - The Sachems (6-5) stuffed a 2-point conversion rush at the end.

CAL/NEC (Division 4)

Hamilton-Wenham 33, Ipswich 8 - Trevor Lyons threw three scores and the Generals (10-0) finished unbeaten for the first time since 1967.

North Reading 37, Lynnfield 18 - Carl Lipani, Division 3A’s leading scorer, had 207 yards rushing, 3 TDs, and a 2-point conversion.


Greater New Bedford 7, Diman 6 - The Bears stopped a 2-point conversion with a minute left to hold off the Bengals and clinch a berth in the Large School Vocational Super Bowl.

Division 4

Commonwealth (Large)

Greater Lawrence 12, Whittier 6 - Christian Rivera had 114 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries to power the Reggies (9-2).

South Shore

East Bridgewater 50, Rockland 6 - Casey DeAndrade had nine carries for 140 yards and Tim O’Brien passed for 155 yards.

Division 4A

Catholic Central (Small)

Cathedral 41, Marian 0 - Geeavontie Griffith ran for 171 yards and four TDs as Cathedral finished undefeated for the first time.

Pope John 58, Lowell Catholic 38 - Robert McMaster had a school-record 574 total yards and threw five TD passes, giving him the school record of 30. Malcolm Brown had 11 catches for 221 yards and four touchdowns.

Mayflower (Large)

Blue Hills 38, Bristol-Plymouth 6 - Vincent Burton ran for 120 yards on 16 carries and scored twice for the Warriors (10-1).


O’Bryant 14, Madison Park 12 - Christian Ransom ran for a score and threw a 10-yard winner in overtime to Randy Jean. Joseph Farrel sparked the Tigers’ defense with two interceptions.

Chelsea 42, Matignon 22 - Hector Rivera ran for 160 yards and two TDs and returned a punt for a score as the Red Devils clinched their first Commonwealth Small title since 1995.

Minuteman 18, Mystic Valley 8 - The Mustangs qualified for their first Vocational Super Bowl.

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