Watertown Pulls Upset in First Round of Football Playoffs

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The Raiders hit the road as the sixth seed of the state tournament, and handed Lynnfield only its second loss of the season Friday night. 

Watetown went up 6-0 in the MIAA Div. 4 North Section quarterfinal when Tyler Poulin scored on a 31-yard run in the first quarter, according to the Boston Globe roundup. Then third-seeded Lynnfield scored twice in the quarter to go up 14-6.

The Raiders pulled within two with a 1-yard Anthony Damato touchdown, but trailed at half 17-12 after Lynnfield hit a field goal.

Watertown’s Vasken Kebabjian scored a pair of touchdowns – a 1-yard run in the third and a 4-yard run in the fourth – to pull away for the 25-17 win.

The Raiders improved to 5-3 and play the winner of Saturday’s North Reading-Ipswich matchup. Lynnfield is now 6-2.

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