The touchdown and two-point conversion proved to be a major boost for Fenwick before heading into intermission.
”At the time I said to one of my coaches ‘We’ve (forced) three turnovers and we’re losing, 8-6. That’s not good’,” Woods said. “We needed to capitalize. That score was huge. To go in (to halftime) with a lead was big.”
Despite turning the ball over three times in the first half, Abington was giving Fenwick everything it could handle. The Green Wave were big, physical and tough on the inside and on a night when Fenwick’s passing game wasn’t really clicking, the Crusaders had to win the battle up front. That’s exactly what they did before halftime, and it carried over into the second half.
”That definitely gave us a good feeling going into the locker room,” senior wide receiver Charlie Maistrellis said. “We knew we just needed 22 more minutes to put it away.”
Driving off that momentum, the Crusaders got a stop to start the second half and marched down the field to score their third touchdown.
Nothing was going to stop them.
That’s exactly what Fenwick will try to do two weeks from now at Gillette Stadium.
”We really want that ring,” Hurley said. “That’s been the goal since Day 1. It’s our dream.”
Matt Jenkins is a staff writer for The Salem News. Contact him at email@example.com or 978-338-2648, and follow him on Twitter @MattJenkins_SN.