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October 29, 2012

Weekend football roundup: Second half shutout lifts North Shore Tech over Whittier

The North Shore Tech football team scored 44 straight points, including 24 unanswered in the second half, in snapping host Whittier’s six game winning streak with a 44-14 decision.

The Bulldogs (6-2) fumbled on their first possession, but scored every time they touched the ball the rest of the way. QB Tim Anderson had two rushing touchdowns and threw another score to Bryan Jackson. Chris Sudak scored a pair of rushing TDs and Ross Murphy added another for North Shore.

“It was a really good win. Whittier’s a good team that’s playing for the CAC Large title next week,” said North Shore head coach Paul Worth. “We had good balance offensively.”

Whittier runs the single wing and the Bulldogs’ defense was up to the challenge of stuffing the run. Defensive end Yordanny Sanchez and tackle Denzel Birth controlled the line of scrimmage with outstanding efforts.

“We were only up 20-14 at halftime and we made it a point not to let them score in the second half,” said Worth. “We had to change our defense a little and we did a really good job with it.”

Fullback Tyler Skane ran for 101 yards on four carries, including a 93-yard jaunt that set up one of Anderson’s TDs. The Bulldogs totaled 298 yards on the ground.

Pingree 55, Tilton 34: The Highlanders scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from Tilton and improve to 5-2 on the season. Sal Fazio had two scores (one rushing, one receiving) in the decisive final period while Johnny Spears (175 yards receiving on six grabs) had a rushing TD in the fourth on top of two first-half receiving scored.

“He’s just electrifying,” Pingree coach Chris Powers said of Spears, who has scored at least three touchdowns three consecutive weeks in a row. “He isn’t a big kid, but he’s quick and shifty, and it’s amazing to watch him every time he touches the ball.”

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