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Colarussos, Weymouth roll (Boston.com)

Varsity vs Weymouth HS on 10/1/2010 7:00:00 PM
Posted Friday, October 01, 2010 by Freshman VPs

Weymouth 26, Needham 0

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Weymouth

Brothers Aussie and Dylan Colarusso each scored two touchdowns to lead the No. 20 Wildcats (4-0).

  1 2 3 4 Final
Needham 0 0 0 0 0
Weymouth 13 0 0 13 26
First quarter
Weymouth TD Dylan Colarusso 11-yard run (Kevin White kick)
Weymouth TD Aussie Colarusso 20-yard pass from Mitch Temple (kick failed)
Fourth quarter
Weymouth TD Dylan Colarusso 1-yard run (rush failed)
Weymouth TD Aussie Colarusso 44-yard run (Kevin White kick)

Updated: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, 8:19 a.m.

By Michael Grossi
Globe Correspondent / October 2, 2010

WEYMOUTH — Although they are brothers, Weymouth’s Dylan and Aussie Colarusso have completely different playing styles.

Dylan is a tough, between-the-tackles runner while Aussie is more of a slasher type.

When their skill sets are combined, it makes Weymouth tough to beat. The No. 20 Wildcats used the thunder and lightning tandem to steamroll Needham, 26-0, last night in a Bay State Carey game.

“[The Colarussos] continue to do it,’’ said Weymouth coach Kevin Mackin. “Dylan is a man between the tackles and Aussie is all over the field like a balloon that someone let go. We steal the old thunder and lightning reference.’’

Dylan rushed for 114 clock-draining yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns. Aussie rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, caught a 20-yard touchdown pass, and intercepted two passes.

The Colarussos had a lot of help, especially from the defense. The Wildcats (4-0) yielded 80 yards rushing and 57 yards through the air. The front seven routinely stopped the Needham rushers and Anthony Guaracino and Jay Serafini got consistent pressure on quarterbacks Kevin Brennan and Drew Burnett.

“[Physicality] is Weymouth football,’’ said Dylan Colarusso. “We are hard-nosed guys and like to bang teams up and make them want to quit.’’

“The defense stepped up and made some big plays,’’ said Mackin. “The defensive front played extremely well and got great push.’’

Fittingly, it was the defense that led to the first points for the Wildcats. Jesse Toomey recovered a botched Needham handoff on the second play of the game, setting up the Wildcats at the Needham 11. The turnover paid immediate dividends, with Dylan Colarusso barreling through tacklers en route to the 11-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead just 55 seconds into the game.

With 22 seconds left in the first, the Wildcats scored again. A 13-yard run by Dylan Colarusso was followed by a 22-yard pass from Mitch Temple to Khary Bailey-Smith. Aussie Colarusso provided the fireworks this time, hauling in the catch over his shoulder for a 13-0 lead.

Needham (3-1) was bit by the turnover bug in the first half. The Rockets threw two interceptions, lost a fumble, and turned the ball over on downs. It also didn’t help that Brennan was taken out of the game late in the first after a hit exacerbated a previous injury.

Weymouth didn’t score again until the fourth quarter. It was aided by great play from its defensive stars.

Rob Barrus and Patrick Murphy blocked a punt, giving the Wildcats the ball at the Needham 37.

Dylan Colarusso broke off a 36-yard rush on first down and finished off the drive with a 1-yard dive.

The final Wildcat score came after another Needham turnover. Aussie Colarusso’s second interception set up his second touchdown.

He took a toss and saw daylight up the middle. He cut and turned on the after burners for a 44-yard touchdown.

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