Westford Academy football coach Pat Gendron pulled out a little Bill Belichickspeak following his team’s loss to visiting Lincoln-Sudbury on Oct. 12.

“We’re moving on to Chelmsford,” Gendron said moments after the Grey Ghosts’ 42-7 Dual County League loss to the big and fast Warriors (5-1, 3-1).

Westford will host winless Chelmsford, a team that has scored just seven points this season.

The Grey Ghosts will certainly face a team in Chelmsford that doesn’t own the size or speed of Lincoln-Sudbury.

Against L-S, Westford (2-4, 2-1) moved the ball, but could not maintain a consistent attack.

Also, there were mistakes on defense as the Warriors gained huge chunks of yardage.

Lincoln-Sudbury scored five touchdowns on plays of 21 yards or more, including a 41-yard run by Kyle Smith and scoring passes from quarterback Braden O’Connell of 42 yards to Milind Lele and 36 yards to James Dillon.

O’Connell connected on 9-of-12 passes and three touchdowns.

The Warriors also had two scoring plays called back as they gained more than 500 yards of total offense, including 336 on the ground running out of the double-wing.

Smith gained 91 yards on seven carries, 80 coming on two plays O’Connell also rushed for 74 and Dillon 88.

L-S often gained extra yards after breaking containment behind its large offensive line.

“At some point, our kids were out of position,” Gendron said of the breakdowns. “We didn’t execute as well as we could have. Both things are correctable.

“Against a team like L-S, you can’t make those mistakes.”

The Warriors opened their first possession with a bang. Following an 8-yard gain by Dillon, Clark raced 39 yards to the WA 20-yard line. Three plays later, Dillon took a screen pass and raced 21 yards for the touchdown.

Westford responded with a scoring drive, capped by a beautiful 36-yard rainbow from quarterback Nick Faretra to a wide-open Mike Kennedy to tie the score with 4 minutes, 14 seconds to play in the first quarter.

Lincoln-Sudbury needed just two plays to score. Again, it was Smith who broke through the line, went around the left end and sprinted 41 yards for the go-ahead score.

“We were fighting for most of the game, but we couldn’t stop them on D,” Faretra said. “We’ll have to come back next week and try and beat Chelmsford.”

The Westford quarterback was his team’s leading rusher, often breaking tackles to gain extra yards. He finished with 93 yards on 18 carries.

Overall, the Grey Ghosts managed 201 total yards.

Westford’s Nick Antes gained 18 yards on just five carries, while Owen Cypret entered the game in the fourth quarter and managed 33 yards on three carries.