Needham 39, Wellesley 21
Needham tops rival Wellesley, 39-21
The Rockets defeated Wellesley, 39-21, Thursday in front of a packed house at Memorial Field in Needham behind the play of junior running back Mike Panepinto. Panepinto rushed for 291 yards on 29 carries and scored all five of the Rockets’ touchdowns. He ended the season as the leading scorer in Division 1 with 25 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards rushing.