GRAFTON – The Grafton Gators dominated the swamp in a Friday night football matchup against the Algonquin Regional High School Titans.
The Gators came out swinging, scoring within the opening minutes against Algonquin on Sept. 22. Ultimately, Grafton beat the Titans 41-6. After going scoreless throughout the first four quarters, Algonquin scored a touchdown with a minute left on the clock.
Grafton Head Coach Chris McMahon said his team played great.
“It was a great team win. We had a great week of practice and focus locked in. The results were proven out here on the field,” McMahon told the Community Advocate after the game. “When you have good weeks of practice, we think we have a better chance to win.”
He said all three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams – performed well.
“We’re excited to get back in the win column,” he said.
According to MaxPreps, Grafton stands 2-1 on the season after falling against South High School on Sept. 15. Meanwhile, Algonquin stands 0-3.
Last year, the Gators made it all the way to the MIAA Division Four Super Bowl game undefeated before falling to Duxbury.
McMahon said the Gators look good this season.
“We’re excited. We’ve got some guys who we really like. We’ve got some guys who we’re developing. We’ve got some experience back from last year. We’re excited about the season,” he said.
Grafton is scheduled to face off against Holliston on Sept. 29. Algonquin will take on Shrewsbury that same day.