In their first MVC Division 1 game of the season the Chelmsford Lions defeated the Andover Golden Warriors 48-28 at Simonian/Alumni Stadium in Chelmsford on Saturday night.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at 7 p.m. on Friday night but was moved to Saturday at 6 p.m due to inclement weather conditions.
Chelmsford scored four second half touchdowns and got six total touchdowns from running back Eddie Sheridan (4 TD) and quarterback Colby Emanouil (2 TD) to improve to 5-1, 1-0 MVC D1. The two senior playmakers totaled over 250 yards from scrimmage on the night.
The game began as a back and forth battle through the first half as Andover (4-2, 0-1 MVC D1) led 22-19 at the break. Andover running back Andy Coke ran for a touchdown and also tossed a halfback pass to Cam Farnham for a 40-yard score. Both touchdowns came in the second quarter.
The Chelmsford offense exploded in the third quarter with three unanswered touchdowns as Sheridan took over on the ground and the CHS offensive line controlled the trenches in the second half.
Tim Joy and Brett Harrington led the defensive effort for the Lions on the night with big second half scoring plays on the defensive side of the ball.
Andover’s Farnham scored his second touchdown to begin the fourth quarter on quarterback CJ Scarpa’s second scoring toss of the game. Scarpa also connected with Will Heikkinen early in the second quarter. Andover also got a strong effort from running back Freddie Scribner who rushed for 94 yards in the loss.
Chelmsford returns to action on Friday when they travel to Dracut to take on the Middies at 7 p.m. The Lions look to avenge another loss from the 2010 season as Dracut defeated Chelmsford last season 42-21 in Chelmsford.
Andover will look to get back on track next week when they host Methuen on Friday night at 7 p.m.
CHS (5-1. 1-0 MVC D1) 7 12 20 9 -48
AHS (4-2, 0-1 MVC D1) 0 22 0 6 - 28
C - Eddie Sheridan 75-yard run (Charlie Calenda kick)
C - Colby Emanouil 56-yard run (rush failed)
A - Will Heikkinen 55-yard pass from CJ Scarpa (Mark Zavrl run)
A - Cam Farnham 40-yard pass from Andrew Coke (Zavrl kick)
C - Sheridan 94-yard kickoff return (failed 2 point conversion)
A - Coke 14-yard run (Zavrl kick)
C - Sheridan 1-yard run (Calenda kick)
C - Sheridan 2-yard run (PAT blocked)
C - Brett Harrington interception return (Calenda kick)
A - Farnham 4-yard pass from Scarpa (PAT blocked)
C - Timmy Joy 2-point return of blocked kick
C - Emanouil 43-yard run (Calenda kick)