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Generals QB Kelvin Amparo hands the ball off to RB Chris Lane                                    

LYNN, MA- The North Shore Generals got their AAA New England Football League season off to a great start Saturday night at Manning Field in Lynn with an exciting 32-27 victory over the Southern Maine Raging Bulls from Portland, Maine.

The Generals got off to a fast start as Kelvin Amparo hit Lynn’s Jesse Fowler on a 56 yard scoring strike on the first play from scrimmage of the 2015 season.

Amparo, who had TD passes of 56 and 30 yards, also rushed for 3 TDs of 38, 6, and 25 yards. All night he got great blocking up front from the Generals strong offensive line. Chris Lane pitched in with a 30 yard pass reception, and Jesse Pearce and Limbert Thomas added a number of clutch receptions.

The Generals defense played tough all night against one of the most explosive offenses in the league. Twice in the first half the defense stopped Southern Maine on 4th down to hold the Bulls to only 7 first half points.

The Generals defense was led by the Lynn trio of Edward Owens-Finch, Andre Langley, and Tony Johnson up front. The G-Men also got solid play from linebackers Therich Roc and Steven Simpson, as well as defensive back DaVaugn Goss.

In the fourth quarter Southern Maine scored with 5 minutes left to take a 27 to 26 lead, but the Generals had no quit in them. The Generals drove the length of the field and scored the go-ahead TD on a dazzling Amparo 25 yard run with under 2 minutes left.

Maine showed why they were the consensus pre-season favorite to win the league by driving to the Generals 25 yard line. With under a minute to go, Fowler made an acrobatic interception in the end zone to seal the Generals first win of the season.

The Generals will have little time to celebrate as they take on their division foe Boston Bandits next week on the road. The Bandits dropped their opener to the Rhode Island Wardogs 26-15 “Next week will show us a lot about our guys; we have to be prepared for anything against the Bandits.”

The Generals defense played well, anchored by #3 DL Andre Langley, #97 DL Edward Owens-Finch, and #24 DE Tony Johnson (not pictured).

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