WINCHENDON -- Senior fullback Ryan Richard had two touchdowns in the Ayer-Shirley Panthers, 25-14, road victory over Murdock.
Richard scored the game's first touchdown with an 11-yard rumble. Bobby Lawton's kick was blocked at the line. Murdock running back Dominic Allard crossed the goal line with an 18-yard TD.
Russell Austin hooked up with Evan Dupuis for a two point conversion to give Murdock a 8-6 lead at the end of the first.
Murdock went up 14-6. On the ensuing kickoff, running back Alex Walker rumbled 72-yards to pay-dirt to bring the Panthers within two, at 14-12.
Zak Walker rushed for a touchdown and Richard hauled in a 14-yard pass to give the Panthers enough to summit the Blue Devils, 25-14.