Dorchester – Head coach Randolph Abraham said in a post-match huddle that the Brighton Bengals should crawl first and then walk and run as they prepare for the playoffs. took the lead.
Timel Leviner took this proverb to heart.
The 5-foot-8-inch, 180-pound tailback held back cramps throughout the game, but tallied 139 yards on just 14 carries, putting Brighton 34-3 behind Boston City League rivals Tech Boston (3-1). 12 to win.
The Bengals improved to 4-1 during the season, but not as much as Abraham had hoped.
“I had to be strategic with (Leviner) and he played a great game and got the game ball. And then the quarterback struggled and Leviner picked us up. “We’ve been preaching discipline and the team that makes the least mistakes will win. We knew they were going to play aggressive defense, so we took advantage of that.”
In the first series, Brighton amassed 14 plays from the line of scrimmage, including three intrusion penalties for the Bears when James Burrell ended the drive with a 4-yard run.
The pass interference penalty extended another clock-killing 15-play drive as Anthony Monteiro Pires scored the first of two touchdowns for 24 yards on a sizable corner route pass from Samir Morales. rice field.
With five intrusion penalties, a scoring pass interference and two late hits on punt returns, the Bengals passed the ball deep into Bears territory.
Tech Boston Head Coach Raul Brown said: “The defensive coordinator did a great job planning this game, so I’m curious to see which team shows up after this (loss). If the team I’ve had all year shows up next week, we’ll be fine.”
The defense is what put the Bears on the board as Xavier Landrum picked off Morales for a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown to bring Tech Boston back to 14-6.
The teams traded touchdown scores on their next four possessions, but had broken plays on the 4th and 16th with a 21-yard quarterback catcher to the end zone to clear things up for the Bengals. was a confused Morales.
Morales finished 16-for-25 for 133 yards, mostly in short-passing games on screen with interceptions to outside Yariel Ortiz and Quentin Durin.
“That run was impressive, but I wish I hadn’t been in that situation,” added Abraham. “I give him credit for Tech Boston. They’re a good team and they’re not looking to lose again this season. They fought hard.”