X's and O's: DeShaun Dias runs rampant over St. Bernard's

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Mashpee used a power running game in the second half to run away from St. Bernard's in the second half for a 28-8 win and the MIAA Division 6 State Championship.

It was the DeShaun Dias show as the senior tailback turned on the jets in the fourth quarter. Mashpee tried to spread out St. Bernard's out in the first half, but that played into the Bernardians' hands athletically, so the Mashpee staff decided to put the ball into Dias' hands in the second half. He went to work, finishing with 239 yards and all four of the Falcons' touchdowns, on 24 carries.

The Falcons didn't do anything complicated. They ran toss and lead, but that's all they needed to do to pull away in this one.

Staple Play: Toss: Dias did his damage on the zone toss play. He showed great patience, extended the play to the sideline and cut it up the alley. Dias ran with good balance and power all afternoon.

Key Play: DeShaun Dias didn't just dominate the game on offense. He was a force on defense as well. He made a great play on this interception as a drop safety. He recognized curl-flat and jumped underneath the curl route for a key interception that turned the game in Mashpee's favor.

The Wishbone! Mashpee ran the Wishbone. That's awesome! You don't see it often but when you do, it's exciting. For a football coach anyway.