BMR football team stuns Maynard, heads to Central Mass. D-VI finals

BMR football team stuns Maynard, heads to Central Mass. D-VI finals

LEOMINSTER, Mass. – The Blackstone-Millville Regional/Hopedale co-op football team made history last Friday night by notching the first postseason victory in its six-year existence, a come-from-behind 23-22 triumph over previously-undefeated Maynard in their Central Mass. Division VI semifinal-round matchup at Doyle Field.

Down by a 22-9 score after three quarters of play, the Chargers (5-4) cut their deficit to six with less than four minutes to play on a 10-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Robbie Siefring, who added the extra point.

With 43 seconds to play, Siefring tied the score by scoring on a one-yard keeper, and then he kicked arguably the biggest extra point of his high school career to send his team into Saturday’s 5 p.m. finals back in Leominster against Littleton.

The winner of that game will battle the Northern Mass. champion the following weekend, and that winner will play the Southern Mass. champ in the Division VI Super Bowl at the end of the month at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots.

Friday’s victory also saw Siefring kick a 30-yard field goal in the first quarter and throw a five-yard touchdown pass to Jared Ducharme in the second. The Chargers’ defense also came up with four interceptions.