, which has lost four games this year, stunned previously unbeaten Duxbury 23-19 on Tuesday during the Division 2 Super Bowl semifinals. The Green Dragons entered the game with an 11-0 record and one of the nation's longest winning streaks — 37 games.
Defense was the key for Mansfield (8-4), which scored two of its touchdowns on a fumble recovery and a pass interception. An onside kick recovery enabled Mansfield to run out the clock in the fourth quarter.Kevin Makie
led the Mansfield offense by rushing for 123 yards and one touchdown. Brendan Hill
caught three passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.
Mansfield coach Mike Redding told the Boston Herald
, "We had to do everything right to get out of here with a win. We got turnovers, we got a couple of three-and-outs, we had some good ball-control drives to kill the clock, everything we needed to do and we had to do all of it. (Duxbury is) very good and it was an honor to play them."
Mansfield advances to play another undefeated team, Reading Memorial, in the championship game on Saturday.