Rudloff may not have been pleased with the overall performance, but Magicians’ junior Brooks Tyrrell was just as much of a workhorse as Pallazola was for Gloucester. Tyrrell carried the ball 31 times for 255 yards and three touchdowns.
Tyrrell, who now has 889 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns this fall, has rushed for over 100 yards in each of his team’s first five games, the only North Shore player who can make that claim.
The Magicians also came up with a huge 69-yard touchdown pass from Matt Millett to Dylan Cressy on a 3rd-and-11. That TD proved to be the winning points.
“It was gigantic, but it never should have come to that. It never should have in a million years come to 35-33. These guys feast off turnovers and we gave them two turnovers. We talked about it all week long and it was something that I don’t think our backs took seriously,” Rudloff said.
“I think we got very big heads after beating Swampscott and fortunately, we got our big heads beaten in tonight. I think that’s going to be good for us in the long run.”
Millett ended up completing 12-of-24 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, but Marblehead’s long run may include another encounter with Gloucester.
“I think Gloucester is a great team and they took advantage of every single mistake that we made,” Rudloff said. “As their coaches have said, they hope to see us again in the playoffs. I hope we don’t for our sake.”