Saturday, October 6, 2012
Player of the Game: Duxbury LB Marshall McCarthy
By Scott Barboza
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: