There was a 100 percent chance yesterday's Division 3 boys' state championship game between Sutton High and Watertown High would be the final game of the season. Chances were about as good that Justin Rothermich would have a say on how the Sammies' year ended. Rothermich, a senior who has been clutch throughout the postseason, netted the game-tying goal and had a spectacular assist to younger brother Kevin on the game-winner as Sutton picked up a 2-1 at Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium. Sutton finished 20-1-1 and defended its state championship title, the third overall in program history. Watertown finished 14-3-6. ‘‘These guys had the confidence from being here before,'' Sutton coach Mike Elster said. ‘‘When we won the districts, they were happy, but I could tell they knew they had more to do.'' With the score tied, 1-1, with 15 minutes left, Justin Rothermich dribbled through a crowd of defenders near Watertown's left corner and put a solid strike on a shot toward the goal that was deflected onto the foot of Kevin, who banged it into the right corner of the net that was vacated when Raiders' goalie Greg Koutroukas left his post to challenge Justin.
Sutton 2, Watertown 1
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Watertown
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:10 a.m.