Carter, DHS Defense Carry Middies To 16-7 Win Over Chelmsford
Oct 10, 2016 08:22PM
● By Bill Gilman
The Dracut High football team used its strongest defensive performance of the year to pick up its second victory.
The Middies knocked off Chelmsford High, 16-7, under the lights Friday night, to improve to 2-3 on the season.
Quarterback Mike Levasseur got Dracut on the board late in the first half on a three-yard touchdown run. The score capped a 77-yard drive, sparked by a 53-yard gallop by Lavasseur.
Chelmsford tied the game on its opening possession of the second half with a touchdown run by Sal Lupoli,
But Dracut's defense stepped up to get the Middies the lead back later in the quarter. Forced to punt from deep in their own territory, Chelmsford's punter had trouble handling a high snap and was swarmed by the Middies' Nick Carter in the end zone for a safety, making it 9-7.
It was a big game for Carter, who set up Dracut's second touchdown with an interception. LeVasseur sealed the deal with a four-yard touchdown run, giving the Middies a 16-7 lead. The Dracut defense handled the rest.