Mansfield in come from behind win

Celebates 75th Anniversry of Hornet football

"We didn't click at all in the first half, maybe because of the cold weather." said Coach Redding "but we were able to mix it up in the second half and they didn't have an answer for Rob Smith."

After Foxboro scored in the second quarter, Smith answered with a 63 yard TD. Smith ran for two more scores in the quarter; unfortunately for Mansfield they were both called back because of penalties The game turned after Foxboro scored early in the third quarter to go up 12-6. But on the extra point attempt Kerry Taylor crunched the Foxboro QB causing a fumble that he picked up and returned 80 yards for two points.

Taylor's superb play woke up Mansfield, which scored on their next three drives.

Coach Redding said "We have never had a grind-it-out game like that, our offensive line took over, and our defense didn't give them anything after that first drive in the second half. This was a big momentum game for us with the Super Bowl next week, besides it's always fun to beat Foxboro."

Team stats

First downs208
Total yards389147
Rushing yards296139
Passing yards10527



Scoring summary:

Second quarter
Fox:- Bryan Carew 30 yard run (kick failed), 1:27
Mans:- Robert Smith 63yard run (rush failed), 2:20
Third quarter
Fox:-Tony Parazzo 27 yard run (rush failed*), 2:35
Mans:- *Safety, Kerry Taylor 80 yard fumble return of conversion attempt, 2:35
Fourth quarter
Mans:- Smith 9 yard run (Michael Brunelli kick), 1:20
Mans:- Smith 5 yard run (kick failed), 4:06
Mans:-Hollins 51 yard run (Michael Brunelli kick), 9:33

Individual Mansfiel stats.

RUSHING:- Smith 18-182, Hollins 15-93, Vallett 5-19, Barre 2-2
PASSING:- Vallett 14-8-1---105
RECEIVING:- Bacon 4-77, Taylor 3-27, Selchan 1-1

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