Division 2

Natick (12-0) vs. Reading (12-0)

December 4, 2009

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■What: MIAA Division 2 Super Bowl.

■Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough.

■When: Tomorrow, 3:30 p.m.

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

■TV, radio: Channel 38, 98.5 FM.

Web: Updates on


■Natick coach: Tom Lamb, 23d season (248-64-2).

■Natick points scored/game: 35.7 ppg.

■Natick points allowed/game: 8.4 ppg.

■Natick’s biggest lineman: Liam Porter (6-6, 295 pounds).

■Natick’s stat man: Scott McCummings accumulated more than 1,000 passing and 1,000 rushing yards this fall. He has thrown 15 touchdown passes and rushed for 10 more.

■Natick captains: Scott McCummings, QB; Pat Grady, QB/DB; Brett Flutie, E/DB; Brett Farrell, RB/LB; Rajeev Chorgade, TE/DE.

■Natick seniors on roster: 24.

■Last Natick Super Bowl appearance: 2005; beat Foxboro, 8-3.

■Reading coach: John Fiore, sixth season (42-23).

■Reading points scored/game: 34.6 ppg.

■Reading points allowed/game: 8.4 ppg.

■Reading’s biggest lineman: Pat Cotter (6-3, 250 pounds).

■Reading’s stat man: Running back Ryan Pollock has filled in admirably for the injured Tino Perrina, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.

■Reading captains: Stan Andre, QB/LB; Ryan Pollock, RB/DB; Tino Perrina, RB/DB; James Collins, OL/DL.

■Reading seniors on roster: 21.

■Last Reading Super Bowl appearance: 2000; beat Chelmsford, 23-13.


The only battle of unbeatens takes place in Division 2, which is a rematch of the 1974 Super Bowl won by Natick, 26-14. The teams are similar in style. Both quarterbacks, Natick’s Scott McCummings and Reading’s Stan Andre, can run and are hard to take down and both have rocket arms. Reading stifled Dracut in the semifinals while Natick had a tough time with Franklin. Look for Reading to employ a similar game plan to what Franklin used to slow the Red and Blue.


I’ll be run out of town if I pick Natick so this one is obvious. But I have one request for Tom Lamb and I’ll pay anything to see it: Please let Flutie drop-kick an extra point.

Reading 26, Natick 14