Assabet falls to BVT in Division 7 semifinals


By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

The Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School football team gathers behind a “Destroy the Dam” banner moments before the start of their game against Blackstone Valley. Photo/Jeff Slovin

Marlborough – The visiting Blackstone Valley Tech football team defeated Assabet Valley Tech 29-13 in a Central Division 7 semifinal playoff game Friday night, November 2.

After a fantastic 7-1 season, Assabet met their match against a dominant Blackstone Valley Tech team. This is the two schools fourth playoff meeting in recent years. Sophomore Michael DiPlacido stood out as he scored both of Assabet’s touchdowns in dramatic fashion, first on a 72-yard kickoff return and then on a 66-yard run after taking a direct snap.

Valley Tech improved to 8-1 and will play Leicester next weekend, while Assabet fell to 7-2.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

Machael DiPlacido navigates around defenders during his 72-yard kickoff return.
Assabet’s David Doucette dives after an overthrown Blackstone Valley pass.



Assabet quarterback Gerard McManus tosses a pass downfield.