LEICESTER, Mass. — The Leicester High School football team rolled to victory in its season opener Friday night, pounding North High School, 34-6.
The Leicester defense was stellar all night, surrendering only an afterthought
touchdown in the second half.
It was the defense that got the Wolverines got on the board first, late in first quarter. Leicester pinned the visitors deep in their own territory, and a bad snap by North resulted in a safety.
The Wolverines' defensive line, led by Tom Roderick, was able to wreak havoc in the North backfield for most of the game.
“We had a good game plan coming in. Coach [Chris] Barry prepared us well,” said
Roderick. “We were in the right positions, playing smart, breaking it down and making
Leicester scored a touchdown on the possession following the safety when quarterback Drew Mazzeo found receiver Nick Wilson with a pass on fourth and goal. Mazzeo, who was the offensive standout for the Wolverines, then ran for a long touchdown off of a
quarterback scramble to put Leicester up, 15-0, at the half.
The Wolverines started the second half with another touchdown run, this time courtesy
of running back Nick Kenneway, who would later put the finishing touches on the day
with another TD ramble.
Leading Leicester on the offensive side of the ball were Kenneway with his two TD's and Mazzeo, who ran for two TD's of his own while passing for a third.
Up next for the Wolverines is Oakmont Regional High at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Leicester hopes the momentum will carry over.
“This being our first game, we had a lot of first-game mistakes," said Roderick. "We could do better and we will do better next week.”