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High school football

Stoneham High football reaping benefits of youth program

STONEHAM — Darius McPherson shot through a gap in the line as if he was fired from a cannon.

After a quick cut to the right, he made a 60-yard dash to the end zone, not a defender from Wakefield High in sight. On Stoneham High’s third play of the second half, the junior back made a sharper cut to the left and ripped off a 71-yard scoring run.

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