What we learned from Lincoln-Sudbury's win over Springfield Central


Lincoln-Sudbury dominated visiting Springfield Central, 35-7, Friday night, and the Warriors looked every bit the top 5 team they were projected to be here and elsewhere. Let's take stock of each team after watching the game play out.


— Lincoln-Sudbury's speed is underrated. The big advantage in this game for Springfield Central was supposed to be in the wheels department, but things did not play out that way. While Central is still probably the faster team overall, the Warriors matched its opponent step-for-step all over the field. It was impressive to see.


— We've seen two dominant offensive lines so far this regular season in Duxbury and Lincoln-Sudbury. We knew L-S would be good up front, but as the game went along, it was even better because the Warriors defense constantly took Central's offense off the field quickly. L-S will be able to dominate most teams on the ground, and its line play both ways is as advertised.


— Maybe the biggest takeaway from this game was how good Lincoln-Sudbury's defense was. Central should be able to score plenty of points against most of the teams on its schedule, but L-S completely shut the Golden Eagles down. When you hold a team to 26 yards from scrimmage and the first-team defense does not allow a first down, you're doing something right.


— This game probably says more about L-S than it does about Central, but the Golden Eagles need to retool things a little on offense to get to where they want to go. There has to be an easier way to get the ball in playmaker Myles Bradley's hands, as Central only targeted him twice for two incompletions. With all that speed, this offense has nowhere to go but up.

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