"It's very emotional for a lot of us," said Funk, who has overseen all 11 years. "It's all hard work and it paid off right now."
The Dolphins have been led all year long by senior quarterback Matt Montalto, and the Super Bowl was no different, as he accounted for all five touchdowns, three through the air and two on the ground.
"Five touchdowns is great, but I definitely didn't do it alone," said Montalto.
D-Y set the tone on its opening possession. After converting a fourth down at the D-Y 44, Montalto found Rufas Hamilton for a 42 yard strike that set up the game's first touchdown, an 8-yard pass to Dylan Hodsdon just 3:38 into the game.
Wakefield answered with 15-play drive to the D-Y 1, but on fourth-and-goal, the Warriors could not convert. Dan Cardillo was stopped just short of the goal line.
"That was a huge turning point," said Funk. "Momentum is key in high school football and that was a huge momentum swing."
The Dolphins took that momentum and ran with it, as Hamilton took an end around 42 yards to flip the field position. D-Y looked as though it would stall on 4th-and-15 from the Wakefield 20, but its 4th down magic continued when Montalto found Hodsdon again over the middle for a 20 yard scoring strike and a 13-0 lead.
"We feel we can get any yardage we need, nobody is stopping us," Montalto said.
D-Y got the ball back with 2:53 left in the half at its own 10, but needed only three plays and 23 seconds to go 90 yards for the score. Hodsdon (six carries 85 yards, three receptions 28 yards) had a 59-yard run, and two plays later, Montalto found Damion Johnson (five catches 109 yards) streaking down the right side for a 19-yard touchdowns pass to give D-Y a 21-0 lead.
Wakefield quarterback Jamie Bourque connected three times with Matt McKenna for 50 yards, but on second-and-goal from the nine, he was intercepted by Johnson.
"We just made too many mistakes," said Wakefield head coach Mike Boyages. "We had the ball inside the 10 three times and didn't get anything. Against a great team like that, it will kill you."
"My dream was to win the game, but it was great to put up a performance like that," Montalto said. "Dreams come true, I guess."
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