Saturday, December 6, 2014

Postgame Blog: Marshfield Runs Away With D2 Championship

By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

The Marshfield Rams left no doubt Saturday, smashing Longmeadow 45-6 to capture the MIAA Division 2 state football championship.

A powerful ground game set the tone for Marshfield, which rushed for six touchdowns, including two by senior quarterback Jack Masterson. He led the Rams with 103 yards on 10 carries.

Senior running back Jacob Maher also had a pair of scores to go with 69 yards on just 7 carries. It didn't seem to matter who was running the ball for Marshfield, as the Rams averaged an absurd 9.1 yards per rush attempt, constantly pushing the Lancer defensive line back and making defenders miss at the second level.

A pair of interceptions, including a one-handed highlight reel grab by junior corner Kyle Meeken, helped the Rams keep Longmeadow off the board until the game's waning moments, long after Marshfield had pulled its starters.

For Marshfield, it was the end of a remarkable journey, which saw the Rams go from 0-11 laughingstock just two years ago, to the top of Division 2 this season.

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