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Brighton, Leviner run by Tech Boston

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DORCHESTER – Head coach Randolph Abraham led the post-game huddle with his mantra that his Brighton Bengals must crawl first to walk and then walk to run as they prepare for a deep playoff run.

Timel Leviner took the proverb to heart.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound tailback battled back spasms throughout the game but tallied 139 yards on only 14 carries to lead Brighton to a 34-12 victory over Boston City League rival Tech Boston (3-1).

The Bengals improved to 4-1 on the season but it wasn’t as pretty Abraham would have liked.

“I had to be strategic with (Leviner), but he had a heck of a game, got the game ball, and our quarterback struggled and Leviner picked us up,” said Abraham. “We’ve been preaching discipline and the team that makes the least amount of mistakes would win. We knew they would have an aggressive defense and we took advantage of that.”

Tech Boston Academy's Leo Bowman runs the ball against Brighton High School at Tech Boston Academy on Friday. Brighton ran to a 34-12 victory. (Photo by Reba Saldanh/Boston Herald)
Tech Boston Academy’s Leo Bowman runs the ball against Brighton High School at Tech Boston Academy on Friday. Brighton ran to a 34-12 victory. (Photo by Reba Saldanh/Boston Herald)

On the first series, Brighton racked up 14 plays from the line of scrimmage, including three encroachment penalties on the Bears as James Burrell finished off the drive on a four-yard run.

A pass interference penalty extended another clock-killing 15-play drive as Anthony Monteiro-Pires scored the first of his two touchdowns on a pretty corner route pass from Sahmir Morales for 24 yards.

Penalties seemed to be the demise for Tech Boston all game long with five encroachment penalties, the pass interference which led to a score and two late hits on punt returns that handed the ball to the Bengals deep into Bears territory.

“Not playing for two weeks really hurt us and not having that live feel and playing against competition for two weeks can drag on you,” said Tech Boston head coach, Raul Brown. “I want to see what team shows up after this (loss) because our defense coordinator did a great job planning this game, our offense didn’t really do much because of penalties. If the team I’ve had all year shows up next week – we should be fine.”

The defense is what got the Bears on the board as Xavier Landrum picked off Morales for a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown to get Tech Boston back in things 14-6.

The teams exchanged touchdowns scores on the next four possessions, but it was the embattled Morales who took a broken play on fourth-and-16 to the end zone on a 21-yard quarterback scamper to put things away for the Bengals.

Brighton High School's Quentin Dulin runs the ball at Tech Boston Academy on Friday night. Brighton left the field 34-12 winners. (Photo by Reba Saldanh/Boston Herald)
Brighton High School’s Quentin Dulin runs the ball at Tech Boston Academy on Friday night. Brighton left the field 34-12 winners. (Photo by Reba Saldanh/Boston Herald)

Morales finished 16-for-25 for 133 yards and an interception mostly in the short passing game on screens to Yariel Ortiz and Quentyn Dulin on the outside.

“That run was impressive, but I wish we didn’t put ourselves in that situation,” added Abraham. “I give credit to Tech Boston, they are a good team and I don’t see them losing again this season – they put up a hell of a fight.”

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