In a highly anticipated boys’ lacrosse matchup Thursday, second-ranked Duxbury upset No. 1 Lincoln-Sudbury, handing the host Warriors their first defeat this season in an 8-7 quadruple overtime thriller.
“I don’t know if you can find a better high school game than that,” Duxbury coach Chris Sweet said.
He might be right.
“I think that’s the first time since I’ve been the Duxbury coach, 15 years, that we’ve gone to four overtimes,” Sweet said.
Duxbury controlled the play early, but the Warriors opened up the scoring.
The Green Dragons responded quickly however, with a goal from Tyler Powers with two minutes left in the first quarter.
The sides went back and forth, exchanging terrific chances and capitalizing on their opportunities. Lincoln Sudbury led, 4-3, at the half.
The Warriors took control in the third quarter and it looked like they might hold on to win. But the Green Dragons fought back.
With seconds remaining in the third, Duxbury’s Brendan Burke scored his third goal of the game to cut the Green Dragons’ deficit to 6-5.
In the fourth quarter, both sides increased their intensity as play became more wide open.
Both goalies were huge as Dario Morando kept the Warriors alive with save after save and Nick Marocco remained strong in net for the Green Dragons.
The score was tied with five minutes left, then the Green Dragons took a lead only to see the Warriors answer.
It wasn’t until a fourth overtime, 2 hours and 20 minutes after the game had started, that Powers, who opened up the scoring for the Green Dragons, found the back of the net.
Winchester 14, Lexington 13 — Megan Hennessey scored the winner with five seconds left for the No. 14 Sachems (12-3-1).
Martha’s Vineyard 21, Coyle & Cassidy 7 — Alayna Hutchison led the Vineyarders (3-10) with five goals and two assists.
Dedham 7, Brookline 7 — Sophomore goalie Rebecca Zagorsky made 26 saves in a tie for the Warriors (3-9-1).
Walpole 15, Framingham 3 — Seniors Michaela Tosone and Erin Richardson combined for nine goals for the Rebels (1-5).
Masconomet 81, North Reading 64 — Junior Cat Hosman set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 67 seconds to power the Chieftains (8-0).
St. John’s Prep junior Johnathan Thomas verbally committed to the University of Maryland, the school announced. Thomas ran for 1,794 yards and 15 touchdowns and led the Eagles to the Division 1 Super Bowl title . . . The MIAA Football Committee met in Franklin Wednesday and most of the four-hour meeting concentrated on the logistics of the new football playoff system that debuts this fall. Assignment of officials, neutral sites, and the Oct. 27 process of scheduling playoff and non-playoff games were all discussed.
Globe school editor Bob Holmes contributed. For more highlights, go to boston.com/schools.