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Iannone(3 TDs), Knights whip Revere 34-6

REVERE — North Andover’s game plan was as simple as it was effective. “We wanted to run the ball (last night), we made a point of that,” said Scarlet Knights head coach John Rafferty. With a front line performing like a fine tuned five-cylinder engine and running back John Iannone getting the brunt of the benefits, Revere had no answers as North Andover (now 7-1, 2-0 in the CAL/NEC Division 1 alignment) rolled to a 34-6 victory. Peter Markowski, Stephen O’Grady, Collin Couillard, Bobby Trickett and John Miller were regularly blocking into the secondary and didn’t stop clobbering Patriot defenders until the whistle blew. And behind such a powerful performance, all Iannone had to do was follow. The senior got the call on 22 of North Andover’s 31 first-half plays, gaining 143 yards and scoring two of his three touchdowns. With quarterback Brandon Walsh contributing the Knights’ first two TDs on runs while completing the only three passes he needed to throw, North Andover’s first-string offense found the end zone on all five of its possessions. “We wanted to stay focused, pay attention to detail and get the job done,” Rafferty said. “I’m pretty satisfied with what we did.” The defensive front seven was also a thorn in the side of Revere (5-3, 1-2 in the league), putting pressure on quarterback Joe Ritchie and forcing him to throw three interceptions. Trickett, O’Grady, Nate Hitchcock and Greg Ryan (sack) all kept Ritchie on the run, and Walsh, Tom O’Mara and Nick Festa came up with the picks. “It’s all part of the scheme,” Rafferty said. “They had their responsibilities, their techniques they had to perfect. We had a good pass rush, and as a result we were able to put pressure on the passer and his throws were not crisp.” North Andover’s production was especially impressive considering Revere is a brand-new opponent. “We’ve never faced these teams before,” Rafferty said. “As a result, we’re not going off past experience at all. “A new week and a new challenge, we have to get up to speed in a hurry and do our best.” In last night’s blowout, the Knights certainly hit their stride with no problems.

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Revere, Whittier

stopped at one at 3rd.  In fourth  4th and 3 at the five.


Scott Bonneau fumbled.


Surette 7 tackles.  


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