“That’s showing what a good defense can be, with all 11 kids playing the way they need to and with the motor you need,” Rogers said. “I have to wake them up and get them playing that way all the time.”
The Falcons had just 35 net yards at halftime, but tripled that output in the second half. Late in the third quarter, captain Alex Grant gashed Lynnfield for 20 yards, and a 21-yard pickup from Alex Valles set the visitors up with 1st-and-goal. The Falcons turned it over on downs, however.
“We took a lot of time off the clock,” said Lynnfield head coach Neil Weidman. “We limited (Danvers’) possessions in the second half, and that was big being up by three scores.”
Lynnfield’s other two possessions after halftime were both three-and-outs as the Falcons outgained the hosts, 113-77, after the break. Danvers couldn’t turn that yardage into points, though, with Lynnfield’s Giulio Pellegrini coming down with his team’s fourth interception of the day with 4:46 to play.
Chasse (1-of-6, 18 yards, 3 INTs) and Andreas (3-of-9, 21 yards, INT) didn’t have a lot of time against a tough Lynnfield pass rush. Valles led Danvers with 42 yards rushing, and sophomore Jon Thomas picked up 36 on six carries. Anthony Garron was the visitors’ leading receiver with three grabs for 26 yards.