Greater Lowell Ousted from State Vocational Playoffs
ANDOVER -- Greater Lawrence scored the only two touchdowns of the second half to defeat visiting Greater Lowell, 19-7, during a State Vocational semifinal game Thursday night.
Greater Lawrence (9-2) got on the scoreboard first when it went on a five-play drive after a good run back on the opening kick. The drive was completed when Ader Mezidor scampered 15 yards for the touchdown.
Greater Lowell (7-4) scored just before the first quarter ended to cap an 11-play drive that covered 53 yards. Big plays on the drive were a couple of personal foul penalty against the Reggies that kept the drive alive before Jeremy Gray connected with Isaiah Carrasquillo for a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Devin Farrell’s kick made it 7-7 at the half.
Greater Lawrence took advantage of great field position in the second half.
Starting at their 42, the Reggies took 12 plays to go 58 yards for a touchdown. The big play was a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Jose Cacares for the winning touchdown to put Greater Lawrence up 13-7.
Greater Lawrence intercepted the next pass by Gray that set the Reggies at their own 47, but a personal foul after the whistle hurt the hosts.
It stung them for one play before the Reggies’ Donnie Croteau hauled in a pass from Cacares and then outraced the Greater Lowell defense for a 62-yard TD.
Cacares led only players with 92 yards rushing on 19 carries. Mezidor carried 16 times for 75 yards for the winners.
For Greater Lowell, Gray was 7-for-18 through the air for 82 yards.
Devon Prak hauled in a 61-yard pass. Prak led the Grypons with 10 rushing yards on nine carries.
GREATER LAWRENCE 19, GREATER LOWELL 7
Gr. Lowell (7-4) 7 0 0 0 -- 7
Gr. Lawrence (9-2) 7 0 12 0 -- 19
GLa: Ader Mezider 15 run (Kevin Matul run)
GLo: Isaiah Carrasquillo 12 pass from Jeremy Gray (Devin Farrell kick)
GLa: Jose Cacares 17 run (conversion failed)
GLa: Donnie Croteau 62 pass from Cacares (conversion failed)
Rushing: GLo, Devon Prak 9-10, Matthew Gaudette 5-4, Jeremy Gray 3-4, Ryan Hickey 1-3.
Passing: GLo, Jeremy Gray 7-18-2, 82 yards.
Receiving: GLo, Devon Prak 1-61, Isaiah Carrasquillo 3-9, Dylan Bishop 2-9, Kyle Proulx 1-3.