Division 4 Super Bowl halftime hits


Some quick hits from halftime of the Division 4 Super Bowl between Nashoba and Dighton-Rehoboth, as the former holds a 14-0 lead.


— Nashoba quarterback Sam Bolinsky is taking advantage of his opportunity to play at Gillette Stadium after coming out of last year's loss to Melrose with an early injury. Bolinsky has shown off both the big arm and the touch, as his 40-yard connection to Troy Barksdale on third and 17 late in the half was a cannon shot. Then, on the 17-yard scoring toss to Will Danby, Bolinsky did well to put a little air on it. Bolinsky is 6-of-13 for 153 yards and a touchdown so far, and is one of the main reasons his team is in the lead right now.


— Barksdale is having a day. In addition to the 40-yard reception, he also caught a 14-yarder on Nashoba's first drive. A senior, Barksdale also made an interception on Dighton-Rehoboth's best drive of the half. Later, he knocked away a pass that would have gone for a touchdown if not for his deflection.


— The game turned midway through the second quarter when Nashoba faced a third and 9 from its own 8-yard line. Bolinsky found Danny McNulty on a swing pass in the left flat. Two plays later, with the help of a 61-yard Bolinsky screen pass to Brendan Lee, the Chieftains moved into the red zone and scored the first touchdown of the game.


— Dighton-Rehoboth had a little something going on is second drive of the game. Quarterback Harrison Pray hit Matthew Moura for gains of 21 and 19 yards to put the ball at the Nashoba 35, but the drive did not advance much past that, with Barksdale's interception killing it. It goes without saying — but we'll say it, anyway — that the Falcons can't afford to let Nashoba put any points on the board on this opening drive of the second half.

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