BURLINGTON — Amesbury tried only one cross in its semifinal soccer matchup towards Cohasset, however that doesn’t imply the offense wasn’t explosive.
The speeding assault, led by Max and Michael Sanchez, ran ragged on the Cohasset protection throughout a decisive 48-28 victory over the No. 2 seeded Skippers to advance to the Div. 7 state championship sport.
“(Reaching the state championship) is everyone’s goal,” Amesbury head coach Collin McQueen stated. “These guys have earned every last bit of it. We want to be the team that we see ourselves as, that we believe we are. We want to play the best and we want to beat the best.”
For Max Sanchez, who had 222 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, a mistake on the defensive aspect of the ball sparked his offensive outpouring.
“I missed a tackle and they scored, and I got kind of angry,” Sanchez stated. “I was annoyed about that and told myself it was time to work.”
The Redhawks began with the ball and Michael Sanchez made his presence felt on the opening play, dashing for a 67-yard landing. He would file an interception on the defensive aspect of the ball and Christian McGarry would find yourself scoring on the opposite finish to offer Amesbury a 16-0 lead.
The Skippers had no intention of happening straightforward, responding with a landing from Liam Appleton within the second quarter. After forcing a fast punt, Max Monahan would rating a landing and minimize the deficit to only three factors.
When Amesbury bought the ball again, the ground-and-pound offense would proceed and Michael Sanchez delivered the subsequent dagger and the RedHawks would enter halftime with a 24-13 lead.
“We’re an offense where 10 of our guys have their hand in the ground,” McQueen stated. “The only guy who doesn’t is the quarterback who is taking the snap. We like to cultivate some toughness and develop football players.”
This is when Max Sanchez took over, getting three touchdowns on 59, 40 and 65-yard runs to place the sport out of hand.
“It’s really our line,” Max Sanchez stated. “They bully that defensive line every single play, play after play after play. The holes we hit are like the Grand Canyon. They are all top-tier linemen In the state and I couldn’t ask for anyone better.”
Cohasset would muster two scores within the second half however couldn’t match the RedHawks explosion that has the group gearing up for the chance to take the gridiron at Gillette Stadium.
“It’s honestly surreal,” Max Sanchez stated. “I never thought I would make it this far and I cannot wait. I’m ecstatic. There is a lot of work to do though.”