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October 20, 2013

Pelham runs wild in win


Fall Mountain failed to capitalize on early drives that began in Pelham territory following kickoff returns. The Python defense did its share of the work, allowing seven points or fewer for the fifth time this year.

“We had to come out real strong because they got that good field position,” said junior Zach Masiello, who registered four of Pelham’s five sacks. “We knew we had to come up with a big stop and we did.”

Last night was the third time this season Pelham, which has outscored opponents 189-33, built leads of 35 points, resulting in a continuous running clock. The Pythons could secure their first postseason berth since 2009 with a win at Campbell (5-1) on Saturday.

“We have our work cut out for us because we need one more win,” said Clark, a 2002 Pelham grad who guided the Pythons to a 3-6 record in his first season last year. “This group of kids having two winless seasons their freshman and sophomore years, they know how hard it is, so they take nothing for granted.”

Pelham 35, Fall Mountain 6

Fall Mountain (2-5): 0  0 0 6 —  6

Pelham (6-0): 14 14 7 0 — 35

First Quarter

P — Chris Medeiros 79 run (kick failed) 7:22

P — Dylan Ragonese 10 run (Joe Slattery run) 3:12

Second Quarter

P — Medeiros 29 run (Harley Kearney kick) 11:23

P — Medeiros 66 run (Kearney kick) 8:44

Third Quarter

P — Chris Benjamin 20 run (Kearney kick) 2:31

Fourth Quarter

FM — Matt Wood 17 run (pass failed) 7:27


RUSHING: FM (44-135) — Eli McGuire 12-64, Clay Gendron 15-45, Wood 12-10, Dylan Bastian 1-8, Zach Demond 4-8; P (34-434) — Medeiros 8-244, Benjamin 5-62, Jack Harrington 4-32, Bryce Brown 4-31, Ragonese 5-28, Nick Johnson 4-26, Joe Halpin 2-13, Matt Koch 1-0, Joe Slattery 1-(-2)

PASSING: FM — Wood 4-8-43, 1 interception; P — Slattery 0-0

RECEIVING: FM — Gendron 2-17, Brandon Heath 1-14, McGuire 1-12

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