Northeast (11-2) scored five unanswered touchdowns in the first half to topple Brighton 38-14 in the Division 4A Super Bowl at Curry College.
Bobby Novello (2 TDs), Donato DiPietrantonio (1 TD), Mike Cross (1 TD) and Brandon Sullivan (1 TD) scored for the Golden Knights. All but one was on a running play. Cross caught the only touchdown pass, 35 yards from DiPietrantonio.
Novello tallied 113 yards over 18 carries and DiPietrantonio recorded 64 yards of combined offense.
Brighton (9-3) shut out Northeast in the second half, but couldn't overcome the deficit.
Dwight Kennedy and Damien Robinson each caught a touchdown pass from Jonathan Marrero in the second half for Brighton. Kennedy's for 10 yards and Robinson's for 19. This was the fourth time in five years that Brighton appeared in a Super Bowl game.
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