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Hilltoppers Fall to Boxers at Brockton Blackout Game

Jeff Daddona
Sports Editor
October 27, 2010

On Friday, October 22, the Durfee Hilltoppers squared off against the Brockton Boxers at Mac Aldrich Field. Fighting the cold weather, the Durfee students attended the game wearing black. The school promoted the event by calling it the "Blackout" Brockton Game.

Despite the student support, the Hilltoppers (3-4) fell to Division 1 powerhouse Brockton 35-12. The Boxers (6-1) are currently ranked third in the state, but the Hilltoppers did not let that weaken their fight.

Tresley Duponte finished the game with 22 rushes for 114 yards. Keith Omosefunmi racked up 79 yards on 14 carriers. At his first start as varsity quarterback, Junior Todd Piexinho had one rushing attempt for two yards and had one passing attempt which resulted in an interception. 

Even though Durfee lost, the students that attended the game had nothing but positive things to say about the atmosphere and attendance of the game.

“The game was really fun even though we lost. We got some good reactions from the crowd because of the energy we had throughout the game,” said sophomore Quentin Sousa, one of three fans who painted his chest and braved the cold weather.

Senior Andrea Murray commented on the improvement of the football team, saying that the Hilltoppers have “made a huge improvement over the past few months. Brockton is one of the best teams in the state and we hung in there with them.”

Durfee’s next game will be Friday, October 29, when they take on undefeated rival Somerset at Durfee.