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November 16, 2013

Gridiron Memories: Rozumek, McDonald lift Devils to last-minute win in title game

Gridiron Memories
Michael Muldoon

---- — 1985: Cheevers, Knights whip Triton

Rob Cheevers caught a TD pass from Mike Cavanaugh and one from Peter Kooken and North Andover trounced Triton 27-7. ... Jamie Goudreault hauled in a TD pass from Jason Peterson but Pentucket fell to Hamilton-Wenham 30-12. ... Ryan Mihalko scored twice and booted a 32-yard field goal as Pinkerton beat Salem 23-2 to win the Division 1 title. It was the Astros’ first year in D1. ... John Labbe scored for Whittier in a 28-8 loss to Shawsheen. ... Andover was blanked by Tewksbury 10-0. ...

Methuen beat Central Catholic 8-0 as Mike Drouin scored and Dan Kiley added the conversion rush. ... Chris Prescott scored and Georgetown beat Notre Dame of Fitchburg 6-0. ... King Philip shut out Greater Lawrence 21-0. ... Eric Tracy and Dan Skafas scored for Haverhill in a 27-14 loss to Chelmsford. ... Mike Yameen had the Lawrence TD in a 14-6 loss to Billerica. ... Londonderry beat Laconia 20-8 to capture the N.H. Division 2 title. Mark Wichelns scored twice and Mike Currier threw a TD pass to Sean Hilliard.

2005: Sughrue, Lane’s goal-line stand

Pinkerton blanked Salem 7-0 to win the Division 1 title. John Sughrue rushed for 113 yards and scored on a 1-yard run and he and Jason Lane stopped 230-pound Eagle-Tribune All-Star Pat Halligan on a goal-line stand with 11:35 to play. ... In a battle of once-beaten clubs, Pentucket and Lisle Buckley (116 rushing yards, 3 TDs) walloped Masconomet 35-7. ... In a battle of unbeatens in the New England Prep title game, Trinity-Pawling downed Phillips 42-26 despite 247 passing yards and two TD passes from Joe Lokitis. ... James Fournier threw TD passes to Jay Pena and Frank Richardson and Whittier whipped Greater Lowell 37-8. ...

Tom White threw for 130 yards and scored a TD in Andover’s 39-29 loss to Chelmsford. ... Kyle Moseley scored his fourth TD of the day with 50 seconds left but Brooks failed on the 2-point pass and Rivers held on, 35-34. ... Mike Leavitt (12 carries, 126 yards, 3 TDs) led the way as Central Catholic downed Methuen 29-10. The Rangers hadn’t kicked a field goal in at least 21 years but Giuliano Pizzo booted his second in two games. ... Will Agganis and Brandon Wade each scored twice and Georgetown beat Minuteman 34-14. ... Stefan Schulz found the end zone on a 2-yard run but Billerica beat Haverhill 20-6, sealing the deal on a 37-yard pick-6 on the final play of the game. ... Andrew Foote rushed for 200 yards and two TDs and returned a kickoff 83 yards for another score as North Andover won its showdown with Wilmington 28-14 to earn a share of the CAL title.

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Thanks to Central Catholic director of community relations David DeFillippo for his assistance this week.