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September 9, 2013

Triton opens with win

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A sack by Mike McCuish put Triton in 3rd and 20, and tight end Boyle split the safeties up the middle. Whitman found him for a 45-yard completion that swung momentum back to the visitors.

“Huge,” said Sheehan. “We turned it over on the previous drive and we were backed up. Mark Boyle had a great game today, he ran that route well and Brad delivered a perfect pass.”

With poise, Whitman drove his team the rest of the way and found Desrocher for a 9-yard score and the crucial two-score, 21-7 halftime lead.

“That was killer,” said Swampscott coach Steve Dembowski. “What we got today was a healthy dose of great coaching and good execution by Triton. They neutralized all our strengths.”

Spillane made a linebacker miss and broke another tackle on his way to a 51-yard touchdown run early in the second half as Triton extended its lead to 27-7. Whitman scored the final TD of the game when he scampered in from three yards out with 6:45 to go

“We can rely on Brad to throw and run, and Justin’s kind of our thunder. He can deliver the big blows out there,” said Sheehan.

Triton was excellent in coverage against Swampscott’s passing attack and the Viking defense forced three straight three-and-outs in the third and fourth quarters as they built an insurmountable lead. The Vikings turned it over twice on fumbles, but overcame that by getting stops on defense and executing on third down (the Big Blue were just 3-for-12 on third down).

“Triton has a quarterback that will make them very competitive this year and there were times their running back made us look silly,” said Dembowski.

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