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November 9, 2013

Ironman Morales with 42 carries powers Reggies

Let’s take a look at the area football scene 15 years ago.

It was the Bo Morales show in Greater Lawrence’s 35-20 win over Greater Lowell 15 years ago. The 5-8, 175-pound senior ironman put up some staggering numbers: 42 carries, 250 yards, 5 TDs, 34 points. ... Derek Webley threw a TD pass to Brad Beshara and scored a TD as Methuen dumped Lawrence 26-6. Angelo Urena scored for the Lancers. ... Ben Matthews caught two TD passes and returned a blocked punt for a third touchdown as unbeaten Londonderry beat Pinkerton 35-16 in the Division 1 semifinals. ... Ryan Donovan found Justin St. Hilaire on a 5-yard scoring pass to highlight North Andover’s 20-8 setback at Triton. ... Erich Schlitt threw TD passes of 59 and 28 yards to Greg Lunn and Pentucket drubbed Hamilton-Wenham 34-7. ...

Tony Morando rushed for 151 yards and a TD and Rick Johnson gained 102 yards on just six carries and ran for a score and passed for a score as Andover beat Haverhill 34-20. Haverhill’s Sean Sughrue threw for 246 yards and two TDs. ... Junior Bonnet rushed for 126 yards and scored twice for Brooks in a 26-7 win over St. Paul’s. ... Central Catholic walloped Dracut 41-0. Ted Rokas gained 159 yards on just eight carries and scored three times. ... North Shore took it to Georgetown 50-6. Nate Gatchell scored for the Royals. ... Exeter beat Phillips 12-7, costing the Big Blue (6-2) a playoff berth. ... Tom Diaz scored twice but Lynnfield bested Whittier 20-14.

1988: Brucato, Andover beat Knights

Kurt Brucato completed 18 of 26 passes for 226 yards and connected with Jack Dalton on two TD passes as Andover beat North Andover 21-8. Chris Rozzi scored for the Knights, who committed a whopping seven turnovers. ... Chris Kalil (2 TDs) and Central Catholic downed Lawrence 24-8. Pat Delaney had all the Lancer points. ... Jim Palardy caught a 50-yard TD pass from Frank Collamore for Georgetown in a 26-7 loss to Tyngsboro. ... With a Super Bowl berth likely going to the winner, unbeaten Greater Lowell topped once-beaten Greater Lawrence, 10-7, in OT. Rod Cruz scored for the Reggies. ... Jeff DiBurro and Brendon Skafas scored for Haverhill in a 21-12 loss to Chelmsford. ...

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