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September 29, 2013

For-real Rangers still perfect

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Methuen led 23-14 at halftime and held a comfortable lead over the entire second half. The Middies never got to within one score as Ryan’s club proved it had the mettle to close teams out.

George-Williams, along with tossing the two TD bombs, was a nice complement on the option run game, rolling up 60 yards on 13 carries.

The Methuen defense stood tall, too. Christian Monserrat and Johnny Maginnis killed Dracut drives with interceptions, while Mike Golio, Evan Lacroix, Nick Comerford and Luis Perez had big plays in stuffing Dracut’s run game.

“We’re 4-0 and that’s pretty good,” said Cole, the younger brother of ex-Ranger Bobby Cole. “We want to play this season at 11-0, though. That’s how good we want to be.”

Methuen 35, Dracut 20

Dracut (0-3): 7  7 0 6 — 20

Methuen (4-0): 3 20 6 6 — 35

First Quarter

M — Austin George-Williams 23 field goal, 5:22

D — Gabe Hernandez 20 pass from Tyler Bassett (kick good), :45

Second Quarter

M — Willy Weinhold 20 run (kick wide), 10:22

M — Brian Cole 35 pass from George-Williams (George-Williams kick), 9:20

D — Austin Bobb 45 pass from Bassett (kick good), 8:20

M — Cole 52 pass from George-Williams (George-Williams kick), :38

Third Quarter

M — Weinhold 14 run (kick blocked), :36

Fourth Quarter

D — Adam Gagnon 52 run (rush failed), 7:36

M — Weinhold 4 run (kick wide), :58

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: M (42-267) — Willy Weinhold 27-174, Austin George-Williams 13-60, Christian Monserrat 2-33; D (34-239) — Bassett 15-93, Gagnon 10-100

PASSING: M — George-Williams 4-9-0, 110; D — Bassett 9-17-2, 109

RECEIVING: M — Brian Cole 2-87, Monserrat 1-10, Johnny Maginnis 1-13

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