EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 22, 2013

Sanborn strikes it Rich with blowout victory


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — KINGSTON — Sanborn dominated on both sides of the ball yesterday afternoon in a 48-19 thrashing of Pembroke.

With 28 points in the second quarter, the Indians (2-1) rolled to a 42-7 halftime lead and coasted in the second half.

On a day when a number of Indians contributed, Mike Rich was the man of the day, scoring three touchdowns from scrimmage in the first half, finishing with 100 yards on just 13 carries, and returning a second half kickoff 75 yards.

Zach Tessier added 71 yards on the ground and Kyle Olsen and Zach Matthews chipped in with 44 and 42 respectively as Sanborn rushed for 291 yards.

“The entire offensive line did a good job opening holes,” said Sanborn coach John Welch.

Moreover, quarterback John Morris was a perfect 3 for 3 through the air with two touchdowns, one a 66-yard strike to Ty Austin.

Defensively, Nick Pettis (defensive end) and Matthews (outside linebacker) had outstanding games and Tessier had two fumble recoveries. Olsen also recovered a fumble.

“Overall, it was just a great team effort,” said Welch.

agateHed:Sanborn 48, Pembroke 19

agateText:Pembroke (1-2):  0  7 6 6 — 19

agateText:Sanborn (2-1): 14 28 6 0 — 48

agateText:First Quarter

agateText: S — Mike Rich 14 run (Jackson Morton kick)

S — Zach Tessier 64 run (Morton kick)

agateText:Second Quarter

agateText: S — Zach Tessier 3 pass John Morris (Morton kick)

S — Rich 39 run (Morton kick)

S — Ty Austin 66 pass from Morris (Morton kick)

S — Rich 2 run (Morton kick)

agateText:Third Quarter

agateText: S — Rich 75 kickoff return (kick failed)

agateText:INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

agateText:RUSHING: S (38-291) — John Rich 13-100, Kyle Olsen 6-44, Zach Matthews 7-42, Zach Tessier 6-71, Sean Kane 4-22, Shawn Gowans 2-12

agateText:PASSING: S — John Morris 3-3-0, 83

agateText:RECEIVING: S — Matthews 1-14, Ty Austin 1-66, Tessier 1-3