After Super Bowl losses in 2009 and 2016, Marblehead High School is now a Massachusetts high school football champ. Thursday at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, the Magicians beat North Attleboro 35-28 for the Division 3 state championship.
Junior wide receiver Connor Cronin and senior quarterback Joshua Robertson led the way for Marblehead. Robertson completed 14-of-18 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown. Cronin caught ten of those passes for 263 yards and three of the touchdowns.
First score is on the board for Marblehead after a 1st quarter of lopsided field position. Josh Robertson to Connor Cronin. Kick is good and it’s 7-0 Marblehead with 11:58 to go in the 2nd. @kstone06 @newftbj pic.twitter.com/wcWRFwblcL— Wesley (@Wesleytalksball) December 2, 2021
The game was tied at 28-28 with over four minutes to play. That’s when Robertson and Cronin hooked-up on an 83-yard catch-and-carry for the game winning score.
The Blitz backfires and Cronin shows out again. Kick is good 35-28 Marblehead with 3:22 left in the game. pic.twitter.com/5CuX4QwU9S— Wesley (@Wesleytalksball) December 2, 2021
Marblehead closes-out the season with a perfect 12-0 record. The Magicians also own the state longest active win streak at 20 straight.
North Attleboro finishes 8-4.