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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Duxbury vs. Marshfield

Series Record: 18-15-2

Look at the Rivalry: Marshfield and Duxbury have been playing for 35 years. While the rivalry isn’t as old as some of the other rivalries in the area, it doesn’t lack in intensity.

The two schools started playing in 1984. Duxbury used to play Cohasset while Marshfield played Scituate. The games were not competitive so the two schools agreed to play each other.

Marshfield has won six of the last seven meetings. The majority of those games have been good despite the fact that Duxbury has sat their starters prior to Super Bowl appearances in 2016 and 2019.

Duxbury has had its own winning streak in the series as well winning three in a row from 2010 to 2012. The two teams met in a playoff rematch in 2009 with Marshfield winning 27-6.

Perhaps the best game recently between the two programs was in 2017 when Marshfield edged Duxbury 18-15. Unlike that game, the 2013 and 2014 were both shootouts and both Marshfield wins.

To me, this rivalry is defined by the contrasts in styles. The Dragons spread teams out, play fast and use their athletes in space. The Rams on the other hand are more methodical in their Spread Wing-T offense. They like to run the ball more and slow things down a bit.

Both programs have had great coaches like Lou Silva, Don Dellorco and of course, Dave Maimaron. Maimaron has had unprecedented success at Duxbury but the Dragons have had their hands full with the Rams in recent years.

Current Marshfield coach Chris Arouca is an MHS grad and has played in the game which gives this match up even more meaning.

The Duxbury, Marshfield Thanksgiving match up is always one of the top games in the state. Especially when the two teams are evenly matched.

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