Senior running back Ryder Stone’s three second-half touchdowns ignited Phillips Andover to 29 straight points as the Big Blue rallied past Brunswick, 35-28, in the Jack Etter Bowl, one of five NEPSAC season-ending bowl games, at Avon, Conn.
Brunswick (7-2) scored first and held a 21-6 lead at halftime. The lead went to 28-6 before Phillips Andover (9-0) began its comeback.
Stone scored on a 28-yard run to make it 28-12 after three quarters. He then scored two more touchdowns, the first on a 28-yard run, the second on a 3-yard run that tied it, 28-28.
A 70-yard touchdown pass from Ian Maag to Matt Rusk-Kosa with 1:47 remaining sealed the game for Phillips Andover.
Dan Rorke Bowl
Cheshire Academy 70, New Hampton 20 — Patrick Kehoe passed for 660 yards (35 for 47) and eight touchdowns. Tarik Black had nine catches for 190 yards and three TDs. The loss was the first for New Hampton (8-1). Cheshire finished 8-1.
Arthur Valicenti Bowl
Suffield 50, Avon Old Farms 42 — The Tigers led, 47-14, at the half and hung on to finish 9-0. Kevin Barry blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for one score, had a 96-yard interception return for another, kicked a pair of 21-yard field goals, and added five extra points.
Greater Lawrence 30, Georgetown 21 — The host Reggies came from behind in the fourth quarter, getting touchdowns from Yoel Batista and Ed Rodriguez.
Arlington Catholic 24, Ipswich 12 — Greg Whelan had 144 yards rushing for the Cougars (2-8).
Swampscott 28, Saugus 21 — Desmond Wilhelmsen ran for four touchdowns for the visiting Big Blue (4-6).
Minuteman 20, Lynn Tech 14 — Zahir Ramsey had 169 yards on offense with three TDs (two passing, one rushing) for the Mustangs (7-3).
Lexington 39, Malden 20 — Jeff Costello threw five touchdown passes and senior Rhett Adley had five catches for 250 yards and three touchdowns for the Minutemen.