Tewksbury Football Wins MIAA Division 3 State Championship

A close game after three quarters, a 21 point explosion brought a state title to Tewksbury as the Redmen beat the Plymouth South Panthers 42-14 to win the MIAA Division 3 State Championship.

Trying to keep the explosive Plymouth South running game off the field, the Redmen held on to the ball for the first 7:17 of the game and finished the drive with a one-yard run from Ed Matovu with 2:43 left in the first quarter.

Giving the ball exclusively to Dylan Oxsen on their opening drive, the Panthers tied the game early in the second quarter on a run up the right. A short extra point maintained a 6-7 Tewksbury lead.

James Sullivan picked up the first of this three touchdowns for Tewksbury on the next drive, scoring on a five-yard run with 5:19 left in the half.

Oxsen quickly responded, scoring again from the right with 15 seconds left in the half. The two point conversion took both teams into the half tied at 14-14.

The Redmen picked up a huge break in the third quarter after a botched snap on fourth down by Plymouth South turned the ball over to Tewksbury.

The turnover would lead to a three yard run by Matovu who switched directions after nearly getting stuffed on what would be the go ahead touchdown with 2:13 left in the third quarter.

Sullivan picked up his third touchdown with 3:11 left in the game, locking up a Tewksbury win.

Attempting to pass the ball, a fumble after a reception by Plymouth South's Ryan Donovan led to a touchdown pass to Kevin Dick and Ryan Bednarek's interception returned for a touchdown wrapped up the Redmen's victory.

Tewksbury ends the season at a perfect 13-0 while Plymouth South is 10-3.
Mary December 07, 2013 at 09:12 PM
WTG Tewksbury! We all knew you would do it!
john smith December 07, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Awesome season guys! It was fun to watch your extremely successful season. Your hard work has truly paid off.
Kim December 07, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Way to go RED!! Tewksbury Tough
Sal December 08, 2013 at 08:04 AM
Congrats and fantastic season!!!
Kathleen Brothers December 08, 2013 at 09:24 AM
Congrats to each and every member of the THS Football Team and their Coaches. It was a fun game to watch on T.V. Job well done! The announcers finally were able to pronounce Tewksbury at the end of the game. Good for them! Relish this time, because it is something you will never forget.
Maureen Kear December 08, 2013 at 09:30 AM
Such a great experience for a fantastic team. There was never any question we would bring this home. Great job team and coaches.
Jon Ryans Pubs December 08, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Attention All, YES ALL current Tewksbury High football players. Bring your family in for lunch or dinner tomorrow, Sunday the 8th with your team shirt on or a photo with you in uniform and the player will receive a FREE ENTREE on us! Congratulations on winning the Super Bowl! Ask your server for details!
SD From T-Bury December 08, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Way to go TMHS! Tewksbury tough indeed! What a fantastic season! Congratulations!


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