Player of the Game: Duxbury LB Marshall McCarthy

October, 6, 2012
10/06/12
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DUXBURY, Mass. -- Saturday's Massachusetts Army National Guard Game of the Week couldn't have been contested any tighter.

With their backs against the wall, No. 4 Duxbury's defense twice delivered stops on fourth-and-goal situations inside the final three minutes of the game, preserving a 20-16 win over Xaverian. With it, the Dragons (5-0) ran their state-best winning streak to 31 games.

The game-clinching play for Duxbury was a sack by inside linebacker Marshall McCarthy as time expired on the Hawks' fourth-and-goal try from the 9-yard line. It was McCarthy's second sack of the game, after registering a strip-sack earlier in the fourth quarter. In total, McCarthy registered three tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.

For his efforts, McCarthy was named our Player of the Game:

(Video shot and edited by James Walsh)

Scott Barboza

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Scott Barboza joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools editor/reporter in May 2010. He spent the previous three seasons working in the New England Patriots media relations department after a stint at the Taunton Daily Gazette, where he covered everything from Little League baseball to the Boston Red Sox.

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