St. John’s Prep receiver Jesse Ofurie caught two touchdown passes in a win over Shrewsbury in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs Friday night. (Item File Photo)

St. John’s Prep football refuses to be lulled to sleep, blanks Shrewsbury

DANVERS — It was a basketball game within a football game. And a game of hoops right out of the 1940s. 

"It was like basketball before the shot clock. The four corners," said St. John's Prep coach Brian St. Pierre after his third-seeded Eagles defeated No. 14 Shrewsbury, 28-0, in first-round action in the MIAA Division 1 state football tournament. 

"You'd notice the referee with his arm like this (pointing to the sky). That meant there were 10 seconds left on the time clock. Then he'd go like this (straight out to his left). That meant five seconds," St. Pierr…

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