Div. I: Concord dominates Pinkerton to conclude perfect season
Top-seeded Concord was so dominant in its 42-14 triumph over third-seeded Pinkerton Academy of Derry on Saturday that running time kicked in with 6:28 left in the third quarter, when Concord quarterback connected with Nicholas Garneau for a 5-yard touchdown pass that gave the Crimson Tide a 42-7 lead.
"We definitely had the confidence coming in that we were going to be able to handle them, but not like that," Concord running back/linebacker Marc Gaudet said. "Four or five touchdowns? I couldn't have pictured that. We just played on a different level today."
"As a sophomore last year he didn't have the strongest arm, but he always put the ball where it was supposed to be," Concord coach Eric Brown said. "He worked a lot harder in the offseason with his arm strength and now he can (throw) it with a little zip, but he can still can put it where it's supposed to go."
Pinkerton's TDs came on a 5-yard run by TJ Urbanik, and an 11-yard run by Manny Latimore.
"They pretty much had their way with us," Pinkerton coach Brian O'Reily said. "Having the clock run on us in the second half - I'm not sure that's happened to us before. Certainly hasn't happened in a playoff or a championship game. Again, that's a credit to them. They did whatever they wanted to today."