MARBLEHEAD — Marblehead football coach Jim Rudloff could walk away from Piper Field last night feeling good about three things: his Magicians showed they are a team made up of many weapons, they played as close to a complete game as they had all year and, most important, they won.

Will Quigley shredded the Danvers defense for 232 yards and four players scored as the Magicians rolled to a not-as-close-as-the-score-indicates 28-12 victory.

"This is the closest we've come to playing four quarters of football," Rudloff said after his team evened its record at 4-4. "That's all we talked about all week long. Last week (a comeback against Saugus) was really that quirky win, but honestly it felt like a loss based on what had happened to us in previous weeks. Tonight though, we really did a good job putting four quarters together."

The first quarter was actually just a battle of field position, and a 53-yard run by Quigley on the second play of the second quarter set Marblehead up for its first score — a 22-yard pass from Ryan Stanojev to Matt Perlow.

Quigley continued to pile up the yardage, accumulating 121 on the ground before the break, but other Magicians were finding the end zone.

Dan Colbert, who splits the QB duties with Stanojev, scored on a 1-yard keeper, then connected on an 18-yard TD pass to Stanojev just before the half. Marblehead benefitted from a Danvers fumble on the final score — which came with only 5.4 seconds left and gave the Magicians a 21-0 lead as they headed to the locker room.

"Turnovers killed us," Danvers coach Sean Rogers said. "We put the ball on the ground and killed momentum. They put the ball on the ground and we weren't able to scoop it up. We just gotta stop hurting ourselves."

Quigley essentially put the game out of reach on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. He took a handoff and out-raced the Danvers defense for an 89-yard score and Oliver Kim's fourth extra point pushed the Marblehead lead to 28-0.

"He's a great back," Rogers said about Quigley. "Perlow's a great player and they've got two very capable and very strong quarterbacks. They're a talented team."

Danvers (0-7) scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to cut the deficit. Tyler Dora crashed in from a yard out and senior quarterback Greg Little connected with Patrick McBride on an 8-yard touchdown pass with only eight seconds left.

Nick Valles led Danvers in rushing with 75 yards.

Marblehead's two quarterbacks combined to throw for over 100 yards. Colbert completed 5-of-10 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown, while Stanojev hit on 2-of-3 passes for 42 yards and a score. Kim also ran the ball well for the Magicians, totalling 68 yards on eight carries.

"For some reason nothing had clicked to this point," Rudloff said about spreading the offensive wealth. "Finally tonight it felt like it clicked for the first time."

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