Littleton Rules Central Football with 34-0 Rout
LEOMINSTER -- Second-seeded Littleton High captured the Div. 6 Central championship with a near-perfect 34-0 win over Blackstone-Millville Regional at Doyle Field on Saturday.
The victors (8-2) move into the state tournament where they host unbeaten Division 6 North champion Stoneham (10-0) at Foley Stadium in Worcester next Saturday. South champion Old Rochester (10-0) received a bye and will play in Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Tigers began the game with a 54-yard, 10-play scoring drive. Senior quarterback Will Scott scored on a 6-yard carry. Freshman Cody Shearer kicked the conversion for the 7-0 lead.
Early in the second quarter the Chargers of B-M were driving toward a score. From the Tigers’ 22 a pass was tipped and picked off at the 18 by Littleton safety Austin Lynn. He ran 82 yards down the left sideline for the score. The Shearer kick made the score 14-0 at the half.
Receiving the second-half kickoff, Littleton started at its own 38. The Tigers went 62 yards in 3 plays, all of them runs by senior fullback senior Mitch Beaudoin. The third was a 15-yard scoring burst up the middle. On the night Beaudoin was the workhorse on offense with 15 carries for 144 yards. The third Shearer kick made the score 21-0.
After holding the Chargers to three downs and a punt, the Tigers, led by sophomore quarterback Braden Lynn, went 90 yards in 9 plays. Braden Lynn ran the final 9 yards for the touchdown. The fourth Shearer conversion was successful for a 28-0 score.
On their very next play the Chargers quarterback threw his second interception to Austin Lynn and it took the Tigers six plays to find the end zone again.
On fourth and 14 Braden Lynn threw a pass into the end zone and senior Evan Lyons made a stunning acrobatic catch for the touchdown. The conversion kick was blocked and the score stood 34-0 which would hold up for the fourth quarter.
On the game the Tigers’ attack had 339 total yards. The running attack accounted for 241 yards on 38 carries.
Player of the game senior Austin Lynn had two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. He also rushed 6 times for 48 yards and caught 2 passes for 64 yards. The passing attack by Will Scott and Braden Lynn had 4 completions in 7 tries for 98 yards.