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Barnstable 27, Natick 13

Barnstable shuts down Troy Flutie, Natick to advance

HYANNIS — Leading up to Friday’s game with Natick, Barnstable had the hardest week of practice in the three years that Chris Whidden has coached the Red Raiders. Preparing for the best quarterback in the state was not an easy task. The hard work paid off as the Barnstable defense limited Troy Flutie and Hayden Murphy paced the offense with three scores as the sixth-ranked Red Raiders beat No. 2 Natick, 27-13, in the Division 2 South semifinals.

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