|One thing that is close to a guarantee for Nashoba football is an annual trip to Gillette; and this year was no different. After narrowly defeating Marlborough 16-13 in the first round of the playoffs, Nashoba moved on to play Tantasqua in the quarterfinals. A more comfortable 28-0 victory over Tantasqua at Foley Field was followed by a dominant second half in the semifinals to beat Gloucester 32-14. A 21-0 win on Thanksgiving against Clinton was the final tune-up prior to a match-up against Dighton-Rehoboth at Gillette.
The first quarter was relatively tame where both teams worked out their Super Bowl jitters. A screen pass that saw Brendan Lee scamper 50 yards down field, followed a couple plays later by a touchdown run shifted the momentum to Nashoba; where it stayed for the next hour. A well balanced attack expanded the lead to 14-0 by halftime. A series of big plays in the third quarter gradually added to the lead before Nashoba essentially spent the entire fourth quarter running down the clock.
A 31-0 win gave Nashoba the Division 4 State championship.