Here's the game capsule before we get into the last game of the night (copied from here):
FACTS AND FIGURES
■B-R coach: Dan Buron, 17th season (132-48-2).
■B-R points scored/game: 26.4 ppg.
■B-R points allowed/game: 11.9 ppg.
■B-Rís biggest lineman: Julius Allen (6-5, 285 pounds).
■B-Rís stat man: Quarterback Mike Connolly has 14 touchdown passes for a team that likes to spread the wealth.
■B-R captain: Donnie Sheridan, OL/DL.
■B-R seniors on roster: 19.
■Last B-R Super Bowl appearance: 2001; lost, 8-7, to Everett.
■Gloucester coach: Paul Ingram, seventh season (70-10).
■Gloucester points scored/game: 33.8 ppg.
■Gloucester points allowed/game: 9.3 ppg.
■Gloucesterís biggest lineman: Salvatore Favaloro (6-0, 250 pounds).
■Gloucesterís stat man: Conor Ressel had a career year for the Fishermen. His 1,735 rushing yards set a school record and he has more than 2,300 career rushing yards, also a Gloucester record. Ressel scored 28 touchdowns this season.
■Gloucester captains: Brett Cahill, QB/LB; Gus Margiotta, OL/DL.
■Gloucester seniors on roster: 11.
■Last Gloucester Super Bowl appearance: 2008; lost, 46-26, to Duxbury.
Gloucester and Bridgewater-Raynham looked destined to meet in the Division 1A Super Bowl since midway through the season. Neither team disappointed. Gloucester sneaked by Westford thanks to a super-human effort by Conor Ressel, who ran for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns as the Fishermen overcame five fumbles. B-R had a much easier time, coasting past Needham, 28-0. The Trojans donít have the star power of the Fishermen but have a bevy of scoring threats. B-R will have to stop the juggernaut that is the Gloucester Wing-T offense.
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