It’s playoff time, baby.
In one of the toughest match-ups in the state, Barnstable (6-1) will face the Marshfield High Rams (4-3) for the second time this season on Friday night (November 1) at 6:00 pm at W. Leo Shields Memorial Field in Hyannis.
The Red Raiders need to win two playoff games to reach the Division 2 Super Bowl in December at Gillette Stadium. Down 20-7 at halftime on October 11, Barnstable scored three touchdowns in the second half and in turn shut the visiting Rams down on offense to take a 29-20 victory. Mike Bilodeau, Derek Estes and Hayden Murphy each scored in the second half, with Murphy scoring earlier in the first half, a 58-yard bomb from quarterback Kristian Lucashensky. Justus Chaffee also scored and all totalled, Murphy had three touchdowns on the night !
Marshfield fell to the D-Y Dolphins in a thriller Friday night (Oct. 25), 40-36, while the Red Raiders captured their third straight Old Colony League Championship title, devouring Dartmouth, 41-6.
Nathan Yingling, a senior outside linebacker, was named Maxpreps Defensive Player of the Game for his 11 tackles on the evening ! Kudos also go out to Johnny Hardy for his fumble recovery and Max Lambert for his blocked PAT kick…a tip of the hat to junior defensive lineman Henry O’Shaughnessy for his first-ever varsity sack !