The Brockton and Durfee football teams both fund their way into the win column. Brockton, playing its first season under head coach, Jermaine Wiggins, topped Lawrence 14-7 at home, while Durfee put on a dominating performance to defeat Nauset, 43-13. Both teams are now 1-3 on the year.
For Durfee, the win ended a very long losing streak. The last time the Hilltoppers tasted victory was in their 2021 Thanksgiving Day game over rival New Bedford. “It’s been a tough stretch here for the last year and a half,” Said Durfee head coach Taylor Brown.
The Toppers were led by senior running back Eric Lucas, who carried the ball 21 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Durfee quarterback KJ Strong has a touchdown pass to junior Ben Sherry and ran in a score as well.
For Brockton, after coming out on the short end of a couple of close games, the Boxers pulled one out thanks to a late-game interception in the end zone by senior Cam Monteiro. Brockton got its points on rushing touchdowns from Jaden Campbell and Luke Turco.
In other good news for SEC football teams, Dartmouth remained perfect on the season, improving to 4-0, with a 36-20 win over Apponequet Regional. The Indians were led by junior quarterback Jackson Hart, who ran for 163 and three touchdowns on just eight carries. Markus Andrews ran for 87 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also had three catches for 27 yards. Ray Gramlich added 77 rushing yards for Dartmouth.
On the other side of the ledger, both Bridgewater-Raynham and New Bedford came out on the losing ends of their contests. B-R fell to 0-4 on the season with a 33-7 setback to Marshfield. The Whalers dropped a 42-6 decision to Lincoln-Sudbury to fall to 1-3 on the year.
Southeast Conference play will officially begin this week, when Bridgewater-Raynham visits Durfee for a 7 PM encounter Friday night.