“We just weren’t disciplined in our zones and that really killed us,” Dembowski said about the second touchdown.
Brooks Tyrrell finished with 181 yards rushing for Marblehead and scored on runs of 1 and 64 yards in the second half, and Matt Millett put the icing on the cake by hitting Will Millett for the final score. Garrett Keogh kicked five extra points for Marblehead.
McDonald threw for 171 yards despite taking a shot early in the game and playing through a hip pointer injury. The Marblehead defense did an excellent job bottling up Swampscott senior running back Desmond Wilhelmsen, who made his debut last week with 199 yards in a win over Winthrop.
“We were lucky that we were not the first team that he faced. It’s like Winthrop took a bullet for us,” Rudloff said. “It gave us as a coaching staff and our kids and opportunity to be scared. He played such a great game against Winthrop that our kids were entirely focused on making sure that we shut that down.”