Marshfield (6-2) got its biggest win of the season by knocking off previously unbeaten Falmouth (7-1) in a game that finished 10-6 in favor of the Rams.
Matty DiGrigoli got the scoring started in the second quarter with a short touchdown run. On the Rams’ next possession, quarterback Steve Sousa connected with Sean Griffith for a long pass; Griffith initially appeared to be off to the races, but Falmouth star DK Johnson tracked him down to save a second touchdown. Four plays later, Griffith booted a 32-yard field goal to put Marshfield up 10-0 at halftime.
The Clippers appeared to be on track to start the second half, as they took the opening kick and drove down the field to score on a nice pass from Mike Thines to Josh LaFrange. The extra point sailed wide left, leaving the score at 10-6.
Falmouth took over on its final possession early in the fourth quarter, and they chewed up the clock, grinding out first down after first down. With 2 minutes remaining, the Clippers were just outside the red zone when a clipping penalty vaulted them back to a 1st and 25 situation that they were unable to overcome. Marshfield ultimately took over on downs and took a few knees to end the game with a victory that clinched at least a share of the ACL championship (a victory over Sandwich in two weeks would give them the title outright), and because of tie-breaker issues, Marshfield clinched a spot in the Division 2A playoffs, which will be their 5th straight trip to the postseason.
The songs used in this school project are “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff (available on iTunes) and “Lux Aeterna” by Clint Mansell (original version available on iTunes).