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Duxbury soccer beats Marshfield for an additional Keenan Division title

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MARSHFIELD — One of the constant scorers for the undefeated Duxbury Excessive soccer group was on the green this time final yr.

Now he is heading to Gillette Stadium for a state championship subsequent week with a Patriot League Keenan Division trophy in hand.

“It is actually particular,” stated Duxbury senior kicker Nathan Elliott. “We had a very good golf group as properly (and) I needed to sacrifice making a run to states with them (to be able to play soccer this yr). I am grateful to do it right here.”

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Elliott kicked necessary fourth-quarter subject targets on back-to-back drives as Duxbury beat Marshfield, 26-7, within the thirty seventh annual Thanksgiving Day sport. The primary subject purpose was a 25-yarder, the second a 29-yarder that gave the Dragons (11-0) a three-score lead over the Rams (7-4).

Duxbury's Alexander Barlow looks for a big gain during third quarter action of their game against Marshfield on Thanksgiving Day at Marshfield High School on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

How Elliott grew to become a kicker on the most effective soccer groups on the South Shore is much from typical.

“Our kicker was a senior final yr, so we wanted a brand new kicker. I’ve a soccer background my complete life. So I put the work on this summer season, fall, and gave them a kicker,” stated Elliott.

“Elliott did three years on the golf group and by no means performed soccer,” stated Duxbury quarterback Matt Festa, who fought by means of an sickness to play on this sport. “I really noticed him kicking this summer season and I advised him he needed to stop.”

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