SWAMPSCOTT — The visiting Saugus Sachems got the ball first Saturday afternoon on Swampscott’s Senior Day at Blocksidge Field. That was just about all that went right for the guests early on as the Blue stormed to a 40-19 win.
The Big Blue will turn their attention to the postseason now, which begins Saturday at 1:30 as No. 3 Swampscott hosts No. 6 Watertown.
Swampscott (6-1) quarterback Colin Frary threw for four touchdowns and was 20-for-26 with 371 yards in the air, throwing to eight different receivers on the afternoon. The senior southpaw took the win in stride and said that Saturday’s win is already in the bank, and the Blue are moving on to the next game in the first round of the playoffs.
“Good game, certainly good to come out with a big win on Senior Day, it was a good game by our entire team. We wanted to make a statement to those guys (Saugus), but now we’re focused on next week and the playoff game,” Frary said. “It’s always one game at a time for us, and our eyes are set on next week’s game and the huge week of practice that we have coming up.”
Frary threw two TD passes to Jake McIntire, and single strikes to Dom Codispoti and Arturo Vasquez, while Dylan January and Isaiah Bascon scored on the ground for the winners. After Bascon zipped in from the three in the second quarter, Saugus QB Michael Mabee found Christian Correia from sevens yards out to make it 21-7, but that was as close as the Sachems (1-6) would get.
Mabee had a nice day in the air as well; he threw for 214 yards, and ran one in from the eight for a fourth-quarter score. Correia was Mabee’s favorite target, catching nine balls for 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Big Blue coach Bobby Serino said it all came down to the offensive line: they were outstanding all game, opening holes and giving Frary all the time he needed to find McIntire, Bascon, Lucas Cote, Codispoti, Vasquez, Collin Walsh, Ethan Friedman and Jonathan Oriakhi.
Saugus coach Anthony Nalen said that Frary played a heck of a game for Swampscott, but he loved how his team fought for the entire 44 minutes Saturday.
“The kid can play, who do you cover, he’s got a lot of weapons and he’s very dangerous. We didn’t put as much pressure on him as we would have liked because their line did a nice job,” Nalen said. “We have a young team, they never know when to quit, they don’t quit and we battled to the end, which I like to see.”
“I have to give a ton of credit to coach (Nalen) and his staff, his kids fought and played us tough, they’ve done a great job with a young team, they’re where we were a couple of years ago,” Serino said. “He (Nalen) said whatever we need he’ll help us out, he’s all in with the NEC for the upcoming playoffs. Overall, a great job by our guys, and we’re excited to see what’s next.”