2016 MIAA Playoffs: Rajotte leads No. 20 North Attleboro to Win Over No. 9 Dartmouth

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

2016 MIAA Playoffs: Rajotte leads No. 20 North Attleboro to Win Over No. 9 Dartmouth
North Attleboro's Nick Rajotte '17

By Jan Taylor for Mass Prep Stars

DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- North Attleboro running back Nick Rajotte '17 stepped up when his team needed it most on Friday, as the senior scored three touchdowns in No. 20 North Attleboro's 37-27 win over No. 9 Dartmouth in the Division 2 South Semifinals.

Rajotte rushed for 120 yards, to go with his three scores, as North Attleboro (8-1) broke Dartmouth's 16-game winning streak in the win.

"We might have played our best game of the season tonight," Rajotte said after the game. "It was a total team effort."

Rajotte and his teammates knew they would be up for a challenge on Friday night. Not only did they have to travel to Dartmouth, they had to go up against an undefeated Dartmouth (8-1) squad that was looking to repeat their 2015 Super Bowl run.

"We definitely wore them down in the second half." Rajotte said. "This game really showed what we can go out there on the field."

One key factor that helped North Attleboro defeat Dartmouth was their impressive strength of schedule. North Attleboro's schedule included a big win over Stoughton and a tight opening day loss to undefeated King Philip.

"We have played Stoughton, Sharon and a few other great teams." Rajotte said. "They were all tough games."

Rajotte and his teammates draw No. 1 seed Duxbury in the Division 2 South Finals on Friday.


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