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Big Plays Lift Tigers to Victory

November 23, 2018

TYNGSBORO -- Rivals Tyngsboro High and Groton-Dunstable Regional hooked up for their annual matchup on a sunny yet frigid Thanksgiving morning.

The Tigers made big plays on both sides of the ball and emerged with a 32-7 victory.

Tyngsboro 32 Groton-Dunstable 7

Tyngsboro led 8-7 at the half as the teams traded touchdowns late.

Senior Ben Rivet put the Crusaders on the board with a 3-yard run before Evan Robson, a senior, would answer for Tyngsboro with a 69-yard sideline scamper.

Junior Phil Sutherland ran in the conversion.

The Tigers’ defense pitched a second-half shutout and the offense got rolling for three touchdowns.

First, sophomore Panth Patel killed a Crusader drive, pouncing on a fumble on the Tyngsboro 30.

Then, sophomore quarterback Tucker Carmichael led the Tigers on a 70-yard drive that included a 36-yard pass to Sutherland and an in-the-grasp fourth-down pass to sophomore Zack Souza.

Carmichael finished the impressivve drive with a 1-yard keeper and was pushed across by his linemen for the two-point conversion.

A fourth-down sack by THS freshman Jayden Valkavitch would put the Tiger offense on the Groton-Dunstable 25 with 7:46 to go in the game.

Sophomore Justin Huberty capped the drive with a six-yard touchdown run that put Tyngsboro up 22-7.

Carmichael hit sophomore tight end Josh Lesofsky for the conversion.

Freshman Luke McHugh would record another fourth-down sack for the Tigers and that helped to set up their final score.

Carmichael hit Keenan Haley with a 19-yard touchdown and also threw to him for the two-point conversion and the final score.

Tyngsboro finished the season with a sharp 7-4 record led by its impressive defense.

Groton-Dunstable ended up 1-9.

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