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Quarterback Derek O’Leary helps lift Spartans against Cohasset

MEDFORD — St. Mary's quarterback Derek O'Leary doesn't throw the ball much in the Spartans' run-heavy offense. But in Saturday's Division 7 state semifinal against Cohasset, it seemed as though O'Leary was there to make a big play each time his number was called.

O'Leary scored touchdowns on a pair of keepers and completed three critical passes to help lift the Spartans to a 22-11 win over the Skippers at Hormel Stadium.

And that's not all. With Cohasset down 22-3 after O'Leary ran in his second touchdown, the Skippers scored on an 8-yard pass to trim St. Mary's lead to 11 points with 1:28 left in the game. Cohasset, in need of a mi…

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