Attleboro 42, Taunton 21
ATTLEBORO - Trading home-run blows throughout the Hockomock League Kelley-Rex Division contest, the Bombardiers piled together a pair of 21-point quarters to hold back winless Taunton.
Matt Elliott (23 carries, 194 yards) had one of those long-distance scores, pushing across a 72-yard rush in the second-quarter to initially give Attleboro a 14-7 lead. He added two more short-yardage scores, from one and seven yards out.
A last-minute Brian Cherenfant 60-yard reception from Adam Leonard slimmed the Bombardier lead late in the second half, and Taunton (0-6, 0-4) tied it on an 88-yard score by Terrence Gibson with the lone third-quarter score.
Elliott's seven-yard score regained the lead for Attleboro (3-3, 2-2). A bad snap on a Taunton punt attempt handed the ball back to Attleboro on the Tiger 24, with Brenden Massey scoring two plays later on a back-shoulder throw from quarterback Tyler McGovern (12-of-19, 138 yards).
Brian Letourneau added the final score, a 53-yard interception return with 4:10 left to play, as part of a strong defensive effort for the Bombardiers, also highlighted by a fumble recovery and several passes defensed by Alex Silva and a pair of sacks by Danny Coughlin.
Attleboro hosts division-leading King Philip next Friday.
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