Mague gives Windham football dramatic win

Stephen Mague

CONCORD, N.H. — With his team trailing by a touchdown in the game’s final moments, Windham linebacker Stephen Mague stripped the ball, scooped it up and ran 70 yards for the touchdown with 1:50 left that gave the Jaguars a 22-15 victory over Concord.

“It was wild!” said Jags head coach Jack Byrne. “What an amazing way to end our season.”

It appeared, for a few moments, that Windham’s season finale was turning into a disaster.

Leading 14-0 heading into the fourth quarter, the Jaguars (4-5) saw Concord (2-7) rally for two quick scores, adding a two-point conversion on the second to take a 15-14 lead with four minutes left in the game. 

Windham then gave the Crimson Tide the ball back at the Jags’ 35-yard line. But Mauge delivered the dramatic score, then went in at QB and threw the 2-point conversion.

Concord had a final gasp, but Cole Peterson intercepted the Hail Mary to clinch the victory.

Bobby Dicicco gave Windham the lead in the second quarter with a 2-yard run. Then, in the third, Rocky Heres found Riley Desmarais for a 20-yard TD.

“This was such a great finish to our season,” said Byrne. “It was a great way to celebrate our seniors. They were the toughest group I could have asked for. They stepped up and handled the transition to a new coach, and I am just so proud of them.”

Windham, Concord

Windham (4-5): 0 7 7  8 — 22

Concord (2-7): 0 0 0 15 — 15

Second Quarter

W — Bobby Dicicco 3 run (Adam Burke kick)

Third Quarter

W — Riley Desmarais 20 pass from Rocky Heres (Burke kick)

Fourth Quarter

W — Stephen Mague 70 fumble return (Joey DaSliva pass from Mague)

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