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Dorchester 16, Brighton 12

Dorchester drops Brighton, stays unbeaten

The Dorchester Bears’ special season continued with their sixth straight victory, a 16-12 nonleague win over Brighton Saturday at Madison Park.

The Bears, who picked off Jalen Apperwhite twice in the game, capitalized on a late third-quarter interception by Dale Cooper, turning the Bengals’ mishap into 6 points 13 plays later. Travaughn McCoy scored from 10 yards out to take a 16-12 lead in the fourth quarter, and Dorchester’s defense held tight.

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The Bengals’ last effort fell short as consecutive incomplete passes by Apperwhite led to a turnover on downs at the 20-yard line with just seconds left on the clock.

The Bears (6-0), coming off a bye week, looked as if they haven’t missed a step, allowing just 47 rushing yards.

“We had a great week of practice, it’s all about practice,” said Dorchester coach Richard Moran. “I told these guys this week that I think personally we are the best team. Now whether that is going to transform into wins I don’t know.”

The Bears remain tied atop the Boston City League South division with O’Bryant. The Tigers got their fourth straight victory Friday with a 20-14 win over West Roxbury.

O’Bryant and Dorchester will battle for sole possession of first in the South division next Saturday at 10 a.m.

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