St. Mary’s running back Derick Coulanges, center, rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Boston English in the first round of the Division 6 playoffs Friday night. (Item Photo: Vanessa Leroy)

St. Mary’s football earns big win in Division 6 playoff opener

LYNN — Despite some shaky play early in the game, the No. 3 St. Mary's football team put together a stellar rushing attack and a solid defensive game to take down No. 14 Boston English 34-8 in the first round of the Division 6 playoffs at Manning Field Friday night. 

"It's obviously great to get the win and it's great that we put up 34 points against a good team, but we need to play a lot better if we're going to get to where we want to be," said St. Mary's coach Sean Driscoll. "We had too many penalties, too many turnovers, too many missed tackles and too many miscommunications out there. We've got to clean that stuff up."

Running back David Brown Jr. had a massive night for the Spartans, notching more than 200 yards from scrimmage (171 rushing yards, 44 receiving yards) to go along with two rushing touchdowns. Fellow running back Der…

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