Football Roundup: Blocked punt helps Marblehead edge Revere

Evan Comeau blocked a punt in the fourth quarter and Jamie Wade scooped it up and ran 35 yards for a touchdown to give the Marblehead High football team a 13-12 win over Revere Friday at Harry Della Russo Stadium.Marblehead High coach Doug Chernovetz was concerned heading into this one. Revere was 3-1 with two shutouts under its belt and the Magicians were coming off a loss to Classical.”After a very disappointing loss against Classical last week, we were trying to get back, get focused on winning,” Chernovetz said.Revere struck first, scoring on its first possession to take a 6-0 lead. Marblehead’s Mike Sahagian tied things up in the second quarter on an 80-yard touchdown run. Ian McKinley kicked the extra point, which would be huge.Revere chewed up a good chunk of the clock in the third quarter, driving more than 60 yards before eventually scoring from the three. The Patriots went for two and missed, making the score 12-7. That set the stage for Comeau’s and Wade’s fourth-quarter heroics. Although they failed on the conversion, the Magicians were able to hold off the Patriots.”It was a great team effort,” Chernovetz said. “It was great to come off a tough loss and win.”Sahagian and Michael O’Neil ran the ball well for Marblehead and the defensive line turned in a stellar effort as well.Fenwick 27, Central Falls (RI) 12At Central Falls, the juggernaut that is Crusader running back Bobby Tarr kept on chugging down the track. The senior tailback had 287 yards rushing and four touchdowns on just 25 carries.Tarr scored on runs of one, five, 19 and 78 yards as Fenwick broke open a close game with 13 points in the fourth quarter. Quarterback John Baker was 5-of-5 for 36 yards.Winthrop 3, Salem 0At Bertram Field in Salem, this one was a battle of the defenses as neither team’s high-flying offense could find the end zone. The game came down to the last play as Winthrop’s Nick Leonard booted a 21-yard field goal as time expired to move the Vikings to 3-2 and 2-1 in Northeastern Conference play.In other action, Amesbury defeated Lynnfield, 20-15.

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