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Defense doesn't rest for Malden

Posted On: Dec 5, 2021   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

With the memory of the last game he played for Malden as a 2012 graduate in mind, first-year head coach Witche Exilhomme told his group that he's never lost a Thanksgiving Day matchup to historic rival Medford as part of the football program - and he doesn't ever plan to.
In the 134th edition of the holiday game this year, Exilhomme's perfect record continued.
Behind a strong performance from the defense and special teams to help overcome an offensive effort that didn't score a single point, the Golden Tornadoes (2-8) grinded their way to a 12-10 win for a 13th win over the last 14 Thanksgiving Day bouts with the Mustangs (2-9). All of Malden's points came from Davian McGuffie's 85-yard kick return, a field goal and a safety instead, capping an effort that overcame a halftime deficit and a heavily penalty-plagued game for both squads.
“It's special,” Exilhomme said. “To come back and win this game like we did today. Hard fought defensive day, battled through a lot of obstacles. I'm proud of these guys the...

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