, Salem, MA


October 7, 2012

Moore (3 TDs) firepower allows Eagles to soar past Bridgewater-Raynham


St. John’s clung to that 7-0 lead at halftime even though the Trojans dominated time of possession and threatened to get on the board a couple of times. B-R fumbled the ball away at the Prep 29-yard line after a 30-yard run by Gallagher, and just before halftime Kevin Wadsworth attempted a 38-yard field goal that was no good.

Those missed opportunities proved costly when Moore broke outside for an 89-yard TD run to open the third quarter. The touchdown came out of the Wildcat formation, a new look the Eagles had not shown before this season.

“That’s what Everett did to us (two weeks ago), so I figured we might as well try it,” O’Leary said. “We used it a couple of times inside against Brockton, but this time we went unbalanced and pitched to the outside.”

St. John’s had close to 400 total yards of offense, with Sharrio completing 7 of 11 passes for 104 yards with one touchdown and an interception.

Bridgewater-Raynham (3-2), which plays in the Old Colony League, closed the gap to 14-7 late in the third quarter with a 7-play, 36-yard drive capped by a 3-yard run by Gallagher.

Prep junior linebacker Sean Smerczynski was a big factor in stopping Gallagher from getting even more yards. The sophomore carried the ball 17 times, but Smerczynski had a few big stops to force B-R to punt. Gerald Kahari and Michael Fawehinmi did an outstanding job breaking up passes for the Eagles, as well.

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