D3: Arlington Catholic (9-3) vs. Norton (11-1)

December 5, 2008
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What: EMass Division 3 Super Bowl.

Where: Gillette Stadium.

When: Tomorrow, 11 a.m.

TV: Comcast SportsNet.


Norton coach: Rob McCoy (third year, 24-10).

AC coach: Serge Clivio (19th year, 93-103).

Norton points scored per game: 29.7

AC points scored per game: 24.0

Norton points allowed per game: 9.4

AC points allowed per game: 20.4

Norton's biggest lineman: Tyler Loring, 6-4, 235, OL/DL.

AC's biggest lineman: Peter Gonchar, 6-3, 320, OL/NG.

Norton's stat man: Sean Ryan, the second-leading scorer in EMass, broke the school rushing record with 1,747 yards and was the Tri-Valley MVP.

AC's stat man: Corey Spencer, pride of the Malden Pop Warner program, led Division 3 in touchdown passes with 24 and was named Catholic Central Large MVP.

Norton captains: Darren Doucette, Ricky Robichaud, Ricky Travers, and Josh Archer.

AC captains: Travis Stanley, Corey Spencer, Steven Pagliocca, and Steve Kerins.

Norton seniors on roster: 13.

AC seniors on roster: 17.


Of the 61 kids on the Norton roster, only eight weigh more than 200 pounds. Not sure what that means except that Ryan has run for a lot of yards behind an undersized line. Speed, more than bulk, will matter in this one with the Lancer DBs tested by Spencer.


The Norton secondary hasn't seen anything like the 1-2 punch of AC wideouts Joe Wesoloski and Jibreel Henderson.

Arlington Catholic 32, Norton 24

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