Xaviah Bascon had three rushing touchdowns for Swampscott in a win over Apponequet in the Division 5 playoff opener Friday, (Item File Photo)

Swampscott football rolls to victory in Division 5 playoff opener

SWAMPSCOTT — The offense came to play for the No. 2 Swampscott football team Friday night, as the Big Blue rolled to a 55-19 victory over No. 15 Apponequet in the opening round of the Division 5 playoffs Friday night at Blocksidge Field.

Running back Xaviah Bascon had another big night for the Big Blue, rushing for more than 100 yards to go along with four rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Cam O'Brien, who was back in the lineup after missing the regular season finale last week, threw three touchdown passes in the win — one each to receivers Elijah Burns, Nakaree Davis and Cole Hamernick. Running back Anthony Nichols also rushed for a touchdown in the win.

The Big Blue fell behind to start this one, as Apponquet punched in a one-yard touchdown following a sustained drive to take a 7-0 lead with two minutes to play in the first. 

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