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November 16, 2013

Perfect Ten: Fenwick blows by Northeast to win D5 North title

PEABODY — Trophy in hand, the Bishop Fenwick football team was elated last night. But not satisfied.

Fenwick hit Northeast Regional with big plays on both sides of the ball and rolled to a 43-6 win over the previously unbeaten Knights to capture the Division 5 North championship at Donaldson Field.

The Crusaders scored a pair of second quarter touchdowns to take control, then kept coming at the shell-shocked Knights.

One of Fenwick’s best attributes this season is its focus, and the team was already looking ahead to its next hurdle — Abington (a 47-20 winner over Old Rochester) in a Div. 5 state semifinal.

“It’s a big accomplishment. We’ve worked hard since we were freshmen and it feels good to finally reach it. We went through a couple tough years and now we know all the hard work paid off,” senior defensive back Tommy Parsons said. “We just gotta keep going. This is just one accomplishment and we have a bigger goal.”

Just like tracking one of Nick Bona’s deep throws downfield, Fenwick has had its eyes on a title since last fall.

“At the end of last season, right away we hit the weight room, ran sprints, everything,” senior wide receiver Eric Razney said. “We just knew we’d have something special this year, but it’s not over yet. We have two more steps, two more of our goals to achieve.”

Fenwick treated Northeast like it was the best team on its schedule, then made the Knights look like a tiny speed bump. The Crusaders started slowly, but barely had to pump their brakes on their way to a one-sided wipeout.

Bona hit Razney for a 50-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, then connected with him again halfway through the second quarter from 51 yards for a 14-0 advantage. On both plays, Razney ran free like Northeast forgot it was supposed to cover him.

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