ATTLEBORO — Lexington put 26 points up on the scoreboard against them. The Rocketeers of North Attleboro High came back the very next week to score 29 and end their 26-game unbeaten streak. Two weeks later, Tabor Academy rung up another 29 points.
“ Look at the points we were giving up, something had to be fixed,” related David Paine, the all-star defensive tackle of the Bishop Feehan High football team.
The Shamrocks certainly corrected their flaws, re-arranged some personnel, played with a bit more intensity and viola, here they are again in the Super Bowl hunt.
Having limited seven of their opponents this season to one touchdown or less, having allowed merely nine points to their five Eastern Athletic Conference rivals through 20 quarters of football, Bishop Feehan is currently one dominating defensive unit.
But whether they will be able to stop the Merritt brothers and the Wareham High Vikings Tuesday night at McGrath Stadium in the semifinal round of the MIAA Division 4 playoffs remains to be seen.
“ We were shaky there are the start of the season,” said senior linebacker Anthony Vizakis. “ But after the Tabor game, we just kind of looked at ourselves and solidified our jobs.”
So after a 2-2 start to the season, the two-time defending Division 4 Super Bowl champion Shamrocks have reeled off six straight wins heading into their meeting with Wareham — having allowed just 16 points during the streak.