CANTON — In a rematch of their Week 6 thriller, Blue Hills and Bristol-Plymouth met Saturday in the MIAA Division 6 South quarterfinals, but unlike their last meeting, Blue Hills was able to dish out the decisive blow, knocking off the Craftsmen, 24-14, at Blue Hills Field.
Blue Hills (6-2) played its typical down-to-the-wire game, except this time the Warriors were able to contain Elijah Jones (13 second-half yards) and the Bristol-Plymouth offense.
The Warriors’ star on offense was Dimitri Revolus, who was sick all week, causing him to miss his first practice all year. Revolus rushed for a game-high 133 yards and all three Blue Hills touchdowns.
“We played as a team,” said Revolus, who scored his 15th and 16th touchdowns of the year. “As much as I’d like to say it was all about me, it’s not, it’s all about our team.”
With the victory, Blue Hills advanced to play top-seeded Cohasset (7-1) in the sectional semifinals next weekend. The date and time will be announced Sunday.
Bristol-Plymouth, which fell to 6-2, will play Nantucket (4-4) next weekend.
But the Craftsmen didn’t go easily.
On the second play of Bristol-Plymouth’s second drive, Jones used his footwork to evade a backfield full of Warrior jerseys and turn a sure loss into a 66-yard TD.
Jason Fernandes set up Blue Hills for its first score of the game in the second quarter, snagging an interception inside the Warriors’ 20 and returning to the Craftsmen 29. The turnover gave the Warriors a short field, and Revolus scored from 4 yards to tie the game with 2:18 left in the half, 8-8.
Bristol-Plymouth took the lead back with three minutes to play in the third quarter as Colin McGrath was able to find a leaping Ryan Menice , who made a spectacular one-handed grab in the back of the end zone.
Down 14-8, Blue Hills needed an answer in the fourth and Revolus had it.
Revolus found paydirt from 48 yards to put the Warriors ahead, 16-14, with eight minutes left.
“We have a great offensive line here and without them I couldn’t have broken free,” he said of his lead-grabbing TD.
Revolus added a 1-yard TD rush to seal the victory with just over two minutes to play.