Division 1A

Gloucester (12-0) vs. Bridgewater-Raynham (10-2)

December 4, 2009

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■What: MIAA Division 1A Super Bowl.

■Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough.

■When: Tomorrow, 8 p.m.

■Tickets: $13 for adults, $10 for students.

■TV, radio: Channel 38, 98.5 FM.

■Web: Updates on


■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-R’s biggest lineman: Julius Allen (6-5, 285 pounds).

■B-R’s 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.

■Gloucester’s biggest lineman: Salvatore Favaloro (6-0, 250 pounds).

■Gloucester’s 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 don’t 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.


After six games tomorrow, you just might leave Gillette saying Gloucester is the best football team in the state.

Gloucester 34, B-R 21