D1 Team Holds on to Defeat Burlington

Pop Warner team continues winning streak.


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On Sunday, the Woburn Loyal Order of Moose D1 team continued their win streak with a victory against the Burlington Patriots, 14-6. The game took place at Woburn Memorial High School.

The first half was a back and forth offensive struggle by both teams. The tables turned after Woburn’s John Zakrewski returned a punt to put his offense on Burlington’s 14-yard line. Two plays later, and with the help of great blocking by James Taft, Matt Qualey, John Lafferty, Jonathan Avery, Peter Cole, and David Langlois, Ryan Ludwig crossed the goal line for six points. Kris Chiary’s kick split the uprights to add two more to the scoreboard.

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The score did not change until well into the fourth quarter when a Burlington receiver caught a long pass and ran 25 yards for a touchdown. On the kick attempt after the score, the Gulde Insurance Agency cheerleading squad yelled, “Block those points!”, and Woburn’s defense listened. The Woburn group blocked the kick to keep the score 8-6.

Woburn’s great special teams play continued with Jason Blouin successfully covering the kick off. After a great run by Zakrewski put them on the Burlington 37-yard line, quarterback Ryan Qualey then handed the ball to Ryan Ludwig, who took the ball to the endzone to add to the lead for Woburn. However, the Trojans were unable to convert the extra point and left Burlington with an opportunity to tie the game.

The Woburn defense, including Dylan Thompson, John Lafferty, Peter Cole, Jared Zolubos, Rennie Cyprian, Emanuel Polanco, James Taft, Matt Qualey, Ryan Qualey, John Zakrewski, Ryan Ludwig, Jonathan Avery, David Langlois, Colin Harkins, and Evan Vienneau, continued to make great plays and forced Burlington to pass under pressure. With seconds remaining in the game, Woburn’s Jonathan Avery intercepted a Burlington pass to put the exclamation point on the game.

Others earning recognition for their efforts in the game include Ahriq Mason, Ryan Dever, Eyan Russell, Cash Kingstad, David Nardone, Dylan Zolubos, Jaden Russell, and Cameron Chute.

The D1 team will play Reading at Woburn Memorial High School next Sunday morning.


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