EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

November 4, 2012

Andover's Marshall leads Phillips to win

WORCESTER — Andover’s Tyler Marshall will be haunting the dreams of Worcester Academy’s players for quite some time after his performance yesterday.

Twice the Hilltoppers drove inside the 25-yard line, and both times Marshall turned them away with no points on fourth down as Phillips Academy earned a huge 31-0 victory yesterday afternoon.

“The defense was just fantastic,” said Big Blue coach Leon Modeste. “It’s been coming on for weeks. Tyler was immense. Those two goal-line stands were huge.”

The first came late in the second quarter, when Marshall forced the pitch on an option and, with the help of North Reading’s Bobby Needham, dragged the quarterback down to force a turnover on downs.

Worcester Academy again drove into the red zone in the third, but again Marshall dashed any scoring chance when he stuffed the quarterback at the 4-yard line on fourth down.

It was an overall huge day for Marshall, a junior linebacker, who had nine tackles and a sack. Fellow Andoverite Will Clark added seven tackles, an interception and rushed for Phillips’ final touchdown of the day.

Aside from Clark’s score, the offense was all QB Joey Verhaegh and receiver Larkin Kemp. The two hooked up five times for 151 yards and three touchdowns. Those were the only passes Verhaegh threw all day.

“When they are on, it is really something to see,” said Modeste. “There were timing routes and deep balls. They were really locked in.”

The Big Blue picked the right time for their best game of the year as they host archrival Phillips Exeter next Saturday at 2 p.m..

“Now we have the big one,” said Modeste. “They are unbeaten, so if we could win that one it would be a wonderful end to the season.”

Phillips 31, Worcester Academy 0

Phillips (2-4): 10 0 7 14 — 31

Worcester Academy (1-6):  0 0 0  0 —  0

First Quarter

PA — Tom Mullen 7 field goal

PA — Larkin Kemp 55 pass from Joey Vereagh (Mullen kick)

Second Quarter

Team — scoring play, time

Third Quarter

PA — Kemp 65 pass from Vereagh (Mullen kick)

Fourth Quarter

PA — Kemp 25 pass from Vereagh (Mullen kick)

PA — Will Clark 2 run (Mullen kick)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: PA (39-159) — Clark 1-2, Mike Delaus 4-31, Tyler Marshall 2-4, Joe Vereagh 10-32, Tom Cifrino 7-39, Nate Scyouckura 15-51

PASSING: PA — Vereagh 5-9-0, 151

RECEIVING: PA — Kemp 5-151

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Steelers feeling a sense of urgency in camp 5 things I think I think about the Atlanta Falcons Paul Breitner: We're sure Julian Green will be a great player for Bayern Reaction to Ray Rice's comments How the MLB Trade Deadline Will Affect the Postseason Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Marshawn Lynch Ends Holdout - @TheBuzzeronFOX Dombrowski on bringing David Price to Detroit Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Tiger Woods: 1 on 1 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox Franklin talks leaving Vandy Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX Michael Jordan OK With LeBron James Wearing No. 23? - @TheBuzzeronFox The Cornhuskers have gone...Loco? McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX
Boston Sports
Reaction to Ray Rice's comments How the MLB Trade Deadline Will Affect the Postseason Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Marshawn Lynch Ends Holdout - @TheBuzzeronFOX Dombrowski on bringing David Price to Detroit A's Acquire Lester, Gomes For Cespedes Red Sox Fans React To Jon Lester Rumors Red Sox Fans Sad About Prospect Of Possible Jon Lester Trade Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Pedroia on Lester: ‘It would be tough to see him in another uniform’ Farrell announces Workman will start in place of Lester Gasper vs Tanguay: Is Lester to blame for current situation? Mike Carp speaks out on wanting to leave the Red Sox Shaughnessy: Sox fans deserve to be mad if Sox trade Lester Ty Law: Revis may get Pats ‘over hump’ Ortiz fires back at Tampa Bay Ray’s Chris Archer Curran Camp Observations: Pats Veteran Defensive players excited to be back together 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy