FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Fenwick comes from behind to top Marblehead

Fenwick's Anthony Nichols runs down Piper Field as Marblehead's Christian Pacheco closes in. (Paula Muller)

Leaving Marblehead with a win in football doesn’t happen often, but don’t tell that to Bishop Fenwick. The Crusaders escaped with a 14-10 victory on Friday after trailing 10-0 at halftime.

Brayden Clifford threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Kurtis Burch in the second half – the eventual game-winner. Marblehead had possession in the redzone with less than a minute to go, but turned the ball over on downs.

Brady Selvais (Marblehead) and Odin Garron (Fenwick) scored touchdowns in the first half.

The Crusaders welcome Arlington Catholic to Donaldson Stadium Friday at 6 p.m. Marblehead hosts King Philip at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Saugus 40
Chelsea 6

In front of an electric home crowd, Saugus ran away with a 40-6 win against Chelsea. Isaiah Rodriguez led the charge with three touchdowns, followed by Danny Shea (2) and Tommy DeSimone (1).

“I’m feeling very good. The kids played well and we executed,” Saugus coach Steve Cummings said. “Do we have stuff we have to clean up? Absolutely, it’s week 1, but I’m feeling good.”

Cummings was more than impressed with Rodriguez.

“He’s so good [and] he’s so smooth,” Cummings said. “It doesn’t look like he’s trying. It’s effortless for him.”

Saugus returns home Friday against Northeast Metro at 6:30 p.m.

Peabody 35
Revere 0

The Tanners took care of business with a 35-0 thrashing of Revere in enemy territory. Alex Silva (2 touchdowns) scored the first touchdown of the game, followed by Eli Batista (2 touchdowns) on a 50-yard screen pass. Jayce Jean Pierre also scored a touchdown.

“We didn’t have any turnovers and we protected the football,” Peabody coach Mark Bettencourt said. “Any time you pitch a shutout, your kids played well. The defense as a whole played very, very well.”

Sophomore quarterback Luke Maglione went 7-for-11 with three touchdowns.

“I thought he played a very good game – a very solid game,” Bettencourt said.

Peabody hosts Lynn Classical at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Swampscott 15
Auburn 15

In Swampscott coach Peter Bush’s first game at the helm, the Big Blue left Auburn with a 15-15 tie. Auburn connected on a field goal to tie the game with five seconds remaining. Due to the weather, the game was called right after.

After a long lightning delay forced a 9 p.m. start, Will Bush wasted no time giving Swampscott a 7-0 lead. Henry Beuttler also scored a touchdown for the Big Blue.

St. John’s Prep 41
Marshfield 20

St. John’s Prep hosted Marshfield Friday night, winning 41-20 behind 187 yards and three touchdowns from Cam LaGrassa. A highlight included Prep’s Deacon Robillard hitting Mason McSweeney for a deep touchdown through the air.

The Prep hosts Central Catholic in a 1:30 p.m. matinee next Saturday.

Lynnfield 41
Triton 7

The Pioneers got the better of Triton in enemy territory, leaving comfortably with a 41-7 win. Lynnfield travels to face Newburyport at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

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