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October 6, 2012

Marblehead returns favor in Port

Magicians overcome 14-0 deficit to stun Clippers

(Continued)

Newburyport’s 2-0 start to the season was somewhat of a surprise, considering record-setting senior quarterback Connor Wile was sidelined for the entire month of September due to a shoulder injury. The Clippers have been inconsistent on offense each of the last three weeks, scoring 7, 3 and 14 points in regulation. Bourdeau, a junior who completed 8 of 18 passes for 121 yards and two interceptions yesterday, has shown signs that he is indeed the quarterback of the future. But at times in the last three losses, the Clippers have certainly missed Wile’s ability to close out games.

Wile was cleared to return to practice Sept. 26. Gaudiano said yesterday there is no timetable for Wile’s return to game action.

“We don’t know,” Gaudiano said. “He’s still really on hold. There’s no date. It just depends on when he’s ready. Right now, he’s not.”

Marblehead 23, Newburyport 20

at World War Memorial Stadium, Newburyport

M -- 0 0 7 7 -- 3 6 -- 23

N -- 7 0 7 0 -- 3 3 -- 20

First quarter

N -- Tyler Cusack 56 run (Brandon Trego kick), 4:24

Third quarter

N -- Cusack 49 run (Trego kick), 7:24

M -- Zac Cuzner 52 interception return (Joe Newall kick), 4:15

Fourth quarter

M -- Cuzner 1 run (Newall kick), 5:35

First overtime

M -- Newall 29-yard field goal

N -- Trego 24-yard field goal

Second overtime

N -- Trego 25-yard field goal

M -- Dylan Cressy 8-yard reception from Ian Maag

Individual statistics

Rushing: M -- Maag 15-19; Tyrell Brooks 10-18; Maag 7-(2)-1; Cressy 1-0; N -- Cusack 19-140-2; Drew Bourdeau 9-21; Jeremy Grabowski 2-1.

Passing: M -- Maag 15-25-207-1-1; Spencer Craig 0-1-0-0-0. N -- Bourdeau 8-18-121-0-2.

Receiving: M -- Jeremy Gillis 7-114; Brian Daly 4-49; Cressy 2-22-1; Will Millett 1-15; Cuzner 1-7. N -- Colton Fontaine 3-60; Ian Michaels 3-27; Sam Francis 1-37; Ethan Northey 1-1.

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