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Tewksbury 27, Lincoln-Sudbury 21

Tewksbury edges Lincoln-Sudbury in wild finish

SUDBURY — Tewksbury senior quarterback Johnny Aylward had a favorite target all game long, with six of his eight completions finding senior wide receiver Kevin Dick. With just 1:28 remaining in regulation and the score tied at 14, the two hooked up for their most important connection of the night.

Aylward stepped back in the pocket and launched a pass deep down the right sideline where Dick waited, wide open, to reel it in. Dick (6 catches, 90 yards, 2 touchdowns) continued to the end zone untouched, giving the Redmen a 21-14 lead over No. 20 Lincoln-Sudbury and setting up a wild final minute and a half.

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On the ensuing kickoff, the Warriors’ Greg Roder fumbled and Tewksbury’s Troy Carey picked it up and returned it for a touchdown. The extra point was missed but the Redmen led 27-14.

A 3-yard rushing touchdown by Roder with 16 seconds remaining brought the Warriors to within 27-21 but No. 19 Tewksbury (2-0) was able to run out the the clock and walk away from Myers Field with a 27-21 victory Friday night.

“It was fun to have one good play on special teams,” said Tewksbury coach Brian Aylward. “We were looking for one all night and we got it at that time. It was good to have that one play.

“We were fortunate tonight. Fortunate to beat a good team, a good program. But we know we have some things to work on to get better.”

Senior running back Eddie Matovu started the second half on the right foot for Tewksbury, returning the opening kickoff 57 yards to the Lincoln-Sudbury 33-yard line. Six plays later the Redmen were in the end zone when Tom Casey (10 carries, 93 yards) smashed in from a yard out to tie the score at 14.

“We started off very flat, which is something that we didn’t do last week against Chelmsford,” said Johnny Aylward (8 of 16, 125 yards, 2 TDs). “It almost felt like we got complacent, that we thought we were just going to roll with an easy victory.

“They took it to us in the early going, down by 7 at half; that’s a tough spot to be in. We had to battle back and just keep it rolling.”

Dick and Johnny Aylward connected for their first touchdown of the game in the first quarter, four plays after the Redmen recovered an onside kick.

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