METHUEN — On a loopy Friday evening at Nicholson Stadium, it got here down to 1 last play as Methuen turned away Marshfield contained in the 10-yard line within the last moments to protect a 27-24 win.
After the groups traded the lead twice within the last 5 minutes capped by Drew Eason’s fourth landing go of the sport, the Rams took over with 1:29 left and quarterback Tor Maas rapidly acquired the Rams contained in the Methuen 35 on completions to Jake Brilliant and Nic Cupples with 30 seconds to go.
Another huge completion, this one to Michael Appel for 20 yards acquired the ball to the Methuen 7 with :09 left.
In vary of a game-tying subject objective, the Rams tried to run yet one more play and it proved expensive as Appel was tackled on the 5 and the clock ran out.
“Our defense was able to make the play we needed at the end,” Methuen coach Tom Ryan mentioned.
The Rams had trailed all sport earlier than taking a 24-21 lead with 3:29 left on Thomas Kelly’s subject objective. That, nonetheless, left Eason with time to work with and the senior did simply that.
Two fast passes acquired the ball to midfield earlier than a 24 yard strike to Adrian Blake moved the ball contained in the 30. From there, it was the brothers Eason who took the Rangers dwelling. A 14 yard display screen go was adopted by a 12-yard dart for Shane Eason’s second TD of the sport and a 27-24 lead.
“Drew still isn’t back to 100 percent but when we needed a touchdown in that two-minute drill he delivered,” Ryan mentioned.
The Rangers dominated a lot of the first half, taking a 21-6 result in the half on three Eason landing passes.
The Rams minimize the result in 21-13 late within the third after which tied the sport on a go from Maas to Reid Bergamesca with 8:03 left within the fourth.