Painful Loss for Littleton
MAYNARD -- In a matchup between Central Mass. football powers that came right down to the wire, unbeaten Maynard prevailed over visiting Littleton, 22-20, on Friday night.
Littleton’s Austin Lynn scored on a 4-yard run with less than a minute remaining to pull the Tigers within two. But the ensuing two-point conversion attempt fell short, and then the Tigers were unable to secure an onside kick. Maynard (7-0) took a knee and escaped with the narrow victory.
Littleton dropped to 5-2 on the season. The Tigers, who should be headed for a Division 6 playoff appearance, have one more regular-season game remaining against Lunenburg.
Will Scott and Luke Elliot also had TD runs for LHS, which led 14-8 in the third quarter.
Tim Lawton caught two touchdown passes from Tommy Smith for Maynard. They reversed roles for the game-winning score, with Lawton finding Smith for a 27-yard TD.
“Those two players -- Lawton and Smith -- did everything. They are outstanding,” said Littleton head coach Mike Lynn.
Seniors Tucker DeCoste and Brendan Collari each had nine tackles for the Tigers.
North Middlesex 14
MARLBORO -- The Patriots dipped to 2-5 following their loss to a strong Marlboro team.
North Middlesex received a passing touchdown from Josh Leblanc, who hooked up with Reed Callahan on the score. The Patriots also had a rushing touchdown from Abada Kwantah.
But Marlboro (5-2) was too powerful.
Gr. Lawrence 42
ANDOVER -- A late first-half touchdown gave Shawsheen hope, but Greater Lawrence was just tough at home.
Greater Lawrence (5-2) scored twice in every quarter except the opening one, when the Reggies scored once.
Greater Lawrence led 7-0 after one quarter and 21-0 late in the second quarter when the Rams (3-4) got on the board. CJ Zemetres connected with Josiah Martinez for a scoring pass with 1:09 left in the opening half.
The Rams pulled to within 21-8 with a two-point conversion.
But the Reggie tacked on 21 points in the second half to pull away.
BURLINGTON -- Burlington took a 27-26 lead into the fourth quarter but couldn’t hang on for the win.
Khyle Pena tossed a pair of touchdown passes for the Red Devils, while Ryan O’Halloran and Jake McCauley each caught a TD pass and scored on a fumble recovery.
Jake Doherty had a 7-yard touchdown run for Burlington to open up the game’s scoring.
ASHBURNHAM -- Oakmont Regional tailback Justin Jameson ran past, over, around and through the Tyngsboro defense, leading the Spartans to a critical win on Homecoming Night.
The senior captain finished with 335 yards rushing on 29 carries, including a 44-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Sophomore quarterback Colton Bosselait turned in another solid performance, rushing for three touchdowns and connecting with senior Seth Daneault on a 47-yard touchdown pass.
It was the third straight win for Oakmont, which suddenly finds itself in the thick of tournament contention with a 4-3 record.
For Tyngsboro, the loss deals its postseason hopes a gut punch. The Tigers were riding high, coming off consecutive shutout wins over Clinton and Quabbin. Now, at 3-4, Tyngsboro will need a win next week at home against Hudson and hope to get some help to make the tournament.
HUDSON, N.H. -- The Broncos came up just short during an entertaining New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association contest.
Hollis-Brookline improved to 5-3. For Alvirne (6-2), the loss snapped a five-game winning streak. The Broncos entered the game averaging 41 points per game in their previous four games.
Elsewhere, Nashoba Tech fell 38-20 to Essex Tech. The Vikings dipped to 4-3.