Preparation and conditioning were the difference as the O’Bryant football team recorded its second straight win, scoring a 34-14 Boston City League victory Friday afternoon over a host Charlestown squad playing its season opener.
The Tigers, who opened their season last week with a 28-12 road win over TechBoston, entered Charlestown Community Center knowing that they’d have to slow down Terrell McQueeney, a talented senior back.
But that did not happen on the game’s first drive.
Running with force and elusiveness, McQueeney broke out for three huge gains on just four touches, finishing the drive with a 5-yard score.
“We weren’t at our best, they kind of played up and we played down,” said O’Bryant coach Kevin Gadson.
“[McQueeney] is the real deal. He has the potential to be a great player. He’s trouble, he’s a headache.”
The Tigers responded with a huge second quarter, finding the end zone three times and locking down the Townies’ offense, McQueeney and all. O’Bryant came away with a much-needed interception courtesy of Osamede Izevbizua, and Michael Brooks found Jadon Smith for a 27-yard touchdown just a few plays later.
Kerlens Jeanty broke off a 60-yard run later in the quarter, and Smith capped the scoring flurry with an 11-yard run.
“We got on them in the second quarter and picked it up, picked it up in the third quarter, and we played a lot better,” Gadson said. “It took us a while, but sooner or later when you’re teaching and coaching, it’ll catch up.”
Andover 32, Billerica 14 — Running back Joshua Ramos helped the Golden Warriors (1-2) to their first win by totaling 226 rushing yards and two scores on 20 carries.
Apponequet 14, Old Rochester 0 — The Lakers (2-0) registered their first win over Bulldogs (1-1) in four seasons. Tyler Desrosiers made a diving grab on a 5-yard pass from Chase Gorman to open up the scoring midway through the second quarter, and Kevin Hughes (11 carries, 88 yards, 1 touchdown) added some insurance with a 6-yard touchdown with 30 seconds remaining. Defensively, Apponequett earned its first shutout over ORR in 15 years. Desrosiers and Brett Dorsey both recorded interceptions and the Lakers stopped ORR on fourth and 15 to close out the win.
Bishop Fenwick 40, Wilmington 6 — David Cifuentes (6 carries, 71 yards) opened the game with a 75-yard kickoff return for the first of his three scores, and Angel Martinez closed the scoring with a 45-yard kickoff runback as No. 15 Fenwick rolled to a 3-0 start, securing the 350th win in the program’s 57-year history. ‘‘It’s kind of cool,’’ said 21-year coach Dave Woods.
Boston English 40, East Boston 0 — A strong first half powered the Eagles (1-2), with Anjordi White returning a punt for a 65-yard touchdown.
Boston Latin 8, Latin Academy 7 — With minutes remaining, Ulysses Brenzel scored on a 2-yard run and added the 2-point conversion to push the Wolfpack (1-2) to victory in the programs’ third meeting.
“We had been in the same situation at the beginning of the game and failed to score on two back-to-back runs,” Brenzel said. “With those plays running through my mind, I knew I just had to put my foot in the ground and run downhill once I saw daylight.
Burlington 27, Woburn 20 — Senior Khyle Pena produced four touchdowns, including a 14-yard toss to Shawn Pinkham in the second quarter to lead the Red Devils (2-0).
Danvers 44, Lynn Classical 22 — Danvers got the scoring started on the opening drive of the game as Chase Eary went untouched from 5 yards out. With Jack Strangie adding the 2-point rush it was a quick 8-0 advantage just minutes into the game. On the ensuing Falcons’ drive the team went 97 yards on six plays, capped off with the first of two Ezra Lombardi touchdown passes to Strangie this one a 44-yard score.
Dennis-Yarmouth 42, Sandwich 0 — Senior quarterback Mark Pawlina dominated in the air and on the ground, amassing 169 passing yards and 118 more on the ground in the Cape & Islands win. Junior wideout Geoffrey Jamiel hauled in eight passes for 133 yards for the Dolphins (1-1).
Durfee 14, Quincy 7 — Sophomore Jevon Holley had 12 carries for 138 yards and an 11-yard touchdown to lead the Hilltoppers (2-1).
Duxbury 27, Scituate 10 — Senior quarterback Will Prouty led the Dragons (1-2) over the No. 13 Sailors (1-1) with 16 carries for 121 yards and three rushing touchdowns. He was 10-of-13 passing for 60 yards and one TD. His 26-yard slither and score with 30.2 seconds left in the third put the Dragons ahead, and the defense continued to dominate.
East Bridgewater 28, Hanover 6 — Shane Graham rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Vikings (2-1).
Everett 32, St. Johns (Shrewsbury) 27 — Riding a three-touchdown performance from sophomore Jayden Clervaux, the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide (2-1) escaped with a comeback victory on the road. Clervaux scored the go-ahead TD on a 15-yard rush. St. John’s took possession, but Everett stopped the Pioneers on fourth-and-1 with 1:16 left to seal the win.
Holbrook/Avon 27, Atlantis Charter 21 — Fighting fatigue and injuries, the Bulldogs thwarted a fourth-quarter comeback for the Mayflower Conference victory. Holbrook/Avon rolled into the third quarter until the run game started to bog down and the Tritons’ Christian Arruda scored on rushes of 62 and 75 yards to cut the lead to 27-14. Playing 12 minute quarters wore down many of the two-way starters for the Bulldogs. The length of the game definitely has something to do with [all the cramping], Holbrook coach Randy Grimmett said. Before kickoff, the two teams agreed to play 12-minute, instead of 10-minute quarters, following MIAA guidelines. The Mayflower has an appeal into the MIAA to receive a waiver to play 10-minute quarters. Atlantis (0-3) tacked on another touchdown via a 24-yard pick-six by Michael Rivera to make it 27-21 but the Bulldogs were able to stop the Arruda as time expired to hold on to win.
Marthas Vineyard 22, Southbridge 8 — Sophomore Anthony Moreis led the Vineyarders (2-1) to consecutive wins for the first time since 2015 with rushing touchdowns of 5 and 2 yards.
Masconomet 16, Malden Catholic 0 — Senior Will Hunter had 15 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Chieftains (1-1).
Middleborough 34, Bishop Stang 26 — Isaiah Cobbs broke a tie with 8:39 to go in the fourth quarter when he caught a pass from Tim Crowley from 8 yards out for the Sachems. It was only one of Cobbs’s five scores on the evening.
Natick 35, Brockton 25 — Trailing Brockton in the first quarter at Rocky Marciano Stadium on Friday, the seventh-ranked Redhawks responded with back-to-back touchdown drives and a signature defensive stand sandwiched in between to ultimately outlast the 18th-ranked Boxers, 35-25.
Newburyport 16, Ipswich 15 — Walker Bartkiewicz accounted for all 16 points for the Clippers (2-1), including rushing and receiving scores.
Newton North 20, Needham 7 — The Tigers (3-0) downed the Rockets (0-4) thanks in large part to solid defense and some special two-way players. Tyson Duncan and Alessio Calcagni each picked off Needham passes and caught touchdowns from quarterback Andrew Landry (11 for 23, 113 yards, 2 touchdowns). The rest of the Newton North defense combined for six sacks, holding the Rockets to just 3.0 yards per carry on 28 attempts.
Newton South 30, Brookline 14 — Raekwon Washington and Anthony Maregni combined for 225-plus rushing yards and scored all four TDs in the Lions’ win. ‘‘Our running backs just had a great game,’’ Newton South coach Ted Dalicandro said. ‘‘I'm glad we could get them the win.’’ On the other side of the ball, Will Lamera had two interceptions in the first half for the Lions (1-1).
Revere 24, Peabody 0 — The Patriots (2-0) continued their dominance on both sides of the ball at Harry Della Russo Stadium, shutting out a 1-1 Tanner squad that put 52 points on the board against Salem last week. Senior Joe Llanos scored three touchdowns, raising his season total to five. After a scoreless first quarter, Llanos opened the scoring when he cut the corner on the right side to scamper in for an 8-yard score. He added a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and a 39-yard score in the fourth. Junior kicker Rayan Riazi hit a 42-yard field goal as time expired in the third quarter. He also recovered a fumble while playing inside linebacker. The Patriots have outscored their opponents 62-8 in two games. ‘‘We’re getting after in on both sides of the football,’’ Revere coach Lou Cicatelli said. ‘‘You can’t ask for more.’’
Rockland 34, Abington 13 — Quarterback Dante Vasquez rushed for three scores in the first quarter, finishing the game with 188 rushing yards to propel the Bulldogs (3-0).
Swampscott 35, Salem 8 — Quarterback Graham Inzana tossed four first-half touchdowns for the Big Blue, including connections of 12- and 60 yards to Zack Palmer.
Wareham 24, Bourne 8 — Off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2012, the Vikings forced five turnovers. Gilly Jalo rushed 96 yards and two scores.
Watertown 40, Cambridge 19 — The Brennan Cook to Will Dolan connection was good for scores of 41 and 28 yards in the Raiders’ win over the Falcons (1-2). Mason Andrade scored twice on the ground, and Cook found him for a third touchdown for Watertown (2-0).
Wayland 28, Falmouth 14 — Quarterback Mason Bolivar found Matthew Steneri for a 25-yard touchdown pass and the Warriors never looked back. Jaison Tucker added touchdown runs of 15 and 22 yards in the third and fourth quarters. Quarterback Kyle Connolly had two touchdowns and 130 rushing yards for the Clippers.
Xaverian 36, Bridgewater-Raynham 35 — Michael Berluti scored an 11-yard touchdown with 56 seconds remaining, and Joe Kelcourse (two touchdowns) ran in the winning two-point conversion to lead the No. 20 Hawks (1-2) over No. 11 Bridgwater-Raynham (1-2).
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