Abington Steamrolls Burke, 29-2

By Brian Willwerth 

ABINGTON, MA – On a warm, wet night, three things happened very quickly at Memorial Field: downpours, Burke turnovers and Abington touchdowns.

The Green Wave (2-1) took advantage of some sloppy play by the Bulldogs (0-3), en route to a 29-2 win in a non-conference game Friday night. It was Abington’s home opener.

Abington got on the board first in the first quarter. On the first play after Burke turned it over on a fumbled exchange, junior Jack Malafronte raced into the end zone from 37 yards out to make it 6-0. Following another fumbled snap, Malafronte scored again on a 3-yard score. The 2-point conversion made it 14-0.

The Green Wave kept rolling in the second quarter, increasing its lead to 21-0 on a 1-yard touchdown by junior David Manzo. The last Abington touchdown of the half came on a 58-yard run by sophomore Matt Kilmain. A safety just before the half made it 29-0 at the intermission, and the rout was on from there.

Abington travels to Norwell next Friday night. Burke will face O’Bryant.

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