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Central Mass. Roundup

Roundup: Leominster too much for St. John’s

Garrett Dellechiaie scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 16-yard run on a keeper up the middle and sophomore James Gurley sealed it with a 8-yard touchdown run with 2:02 left as Leominster repeated as Division 1 Central Mass. Super Bowl champions with a 42-32 victory over St. John’s (Shrewsbury) Saturday at Fitchburg State.

Dellechiaie rushed 17 times for 209 yards and two touchdowns and completed 13 of 18 passes for 187 yards and two scores to lead the Blue Devils (9-4).

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Gurley rushed 14 times for 118 yards for Leominster, which had 536 yards of offense. Shadrach Abrokwah rushed 25 times for 175 yards and three touchdowns, while junior quarterback Drew Smiley completed 14 of 23 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown for St. John’s (8-5).

The Pioneers forced four turnovers in the first half, but could only take a 14-12 lead at intermission. The Pioneers’ final drive was cut short on an interception in the end zone by Gurley.

Auburn 33, Tantasqua 7 — Drew Goodrich threw for three touchdowns to power the Rockets to the Division 3 Super Bowl title At Worcester State.

Auburn (13-0) won its fifth consecutive Super Bowl and 21st straight game.

The Rockets trailed for only the third time this season when Randy Harrington threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Spencer Duncan and Jonathan Beaudry kicked the conversion to put Tantasqua on top, 7-6, with 1:43 left in the first half.

Goodrich teamed up with Tyler Desjardins on the next play from scrimmage for a 79-yard scoring pass to put Auburn back on top. Goodrich threw another touchdown pass just before the half to Dominic DiCarlo after the Rockets recovered a fumble.

Grafton 21, Northbridge 0 — Doug Oevermann scored on TD runs of 68 and 11 yards, while Corey Charpentier added an 11-yard TD run of his own, as the Indians handed the Rams their first shutout in six years in the Central Mass. Division 4 Super Bowl at Fitchburg State University.

West Boylston 14, Leicester 6 — Mike Pace scored on a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter and then led the Lions’ defense by making a huge stop in the backfield on fourth down with 2:46 left in the game to end the Wolverines’ bid to tie the game to give West Boylston the Division 5 title at Worcester State.

Blackstone Valley 6, Bay Path 0 — Ben Reiffarth returned the opening kickoff 71 yards for the game’s only points as the Beavers defeated the Minutemen for the Division 6 title.

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