In a clash that featured a rarity -- no penalty flags against either team -- the Middies (1-2) pounded out to a 27-0 lead before surrendering a pair of harmless late touchdowns to Central (1-2).

Dracut finished with statistical edges in first downs (15-6) , total offense (276-155 yards) and scrimmage plays (66-46), as the winners' rock-solid defense limited the Raiders to a mere 33 net yards and no points in the first half.

"With no penalties we pretty much played a mistake-free game," said first-year DHS head coach Jason Houston, who picked up his first win as a top man. "The defense was outstanding -- and we did it without three of our linebackers including defensive captain Seth Monbleau (staph infection). Two others were out injured.

"We also put together a nice running attack that was spread out among all our backs," added Houston.

This marks only the second Dracut win over jinx-team Central in the past 12 years.

Senior back Kevin Bishop opened the scoring with his first TD of the season on a 1 yard plunge with 6:28 left in the opening quarter.

Sophomore linebacker Zach Bassett set up the touchdown with an interception, which was quickly followed by a 23 yard pass completion from QB Matt Silva to favorite target Chris Malonis.

Hamel scored his first touchdown with 28 seconds left in the half to give the Middies some breathing room. He slammed across from the three.

The third period was more of the same as junior linebacker Matt Ferrazzini blocked a punt at the Central 37 and 8 plays later Hamel knifed over from the 1.

The Middies completed their scoring on the second play of the fourth quarter, Silva hitting Malonis in stride in the end zone with a 27 yard TD pass. It was Silva's 5th TD toss this fall.

Central got on the board twice in the final six minutes on a 16-yard run by top back Trae Musamarra with 5:21 left and a 26 yard pass from QB Matt McDermott to Xavier Peralta with one minute remaining.

Silva finished the game 8 for 15 in the air for 92 yards and a TD, while he added 76 yards rushing on 20 carries. Kevin Bishop contributed 73 yards on 11 carries and Malonis had 6 receptions for 72 yards and a TD.

Musamarra was the top Central rusher with 30 yards on 5 carries.