by: Butch Stearns Updated:
DEDHAM - In a second round MIAA high school playoff game played at Myers Field in Sudbury on Friday night, the Lincoln Sudbury warriors fell behind 14-0 to the Masconomet Chieftains and things did not look good for the hometown team.
But led by Quarterback Braden O'Connell the warriors kept their composure and scored twice right after that to tie the score at 14.
And then on their next drive O'Connell ran it in from 13 yards out to give Lincoln Sudbury their first lead of the game and they would never give that lead up.
With 4 seconds left in before halftime LS blocked a Masco punt and kicked a field goal to take a 24-14 lead the half.
The second half was all Lincoln Sudbury. O'Connell went to the air on the Warriors first drive. He hit Senior Peter Rizzotti for a 44 yard touchdown for the 31-14 lead.
Lincoln Sudbury would score three more times to put this game away.
O'Connell ran for 27 yards and his second touchdown of the game to make it 38-14.
Senior Will Sidari then picked off Masconomet Quarterback Matt Brockelman and ran it back 19 yards for the pick six touchdown to make it 45-14.
Andrew Marshall ran for his second touchdown of the game and it was 52-14 Warriors.
Late in the game Masco scored when Brockelman found Dan Monagle (son of Masco Head Coach Gavin Monagle) for the final score of the game.
In the end it's a 52-21 win for undefeated Lincoln Sudbury as they move on in the playoffs.
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