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D3 Super Bowl, Tewksbury Vs. Springfield Central: Everything You Need To Know

Nov 30, 2018 01:35PM ● By Bill Gilman
An Unstoppable Force vs. an Immovable Object.
Something has to give.
In just a few short hours, Tewksbury High (11-1) will meet Springfield Central for the Division 3 Super Bowl Championship at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
On paper, the matchup promises to be an epic clash. Central enters the game at 10-1. Its only blemish coming in a season-opening 35-7 loss to Lincoln-Sudbury. Since then, the Golden Eagles have been a machine, destroying every team in their path. For the season Central has averaged 48.2 points per game and have topped 50 points six times.
Central's offense is led by sophomore RB Kwame Kyles (1054 yards, 21 TD) and sophomore QB Isaac Boston (844 yards, 14 TD passing, 512 yards, 6 TD rushing). 
They will pose a strong challenge for a Tewksbury defense led by Jack Kelly, Trace Trant, Connor Nugent and Colby Wilson. The Redmen posted four shutouts and is giving up just 12.7 points per game with four shutouts. The Redmen w
On defense, the Golden Eagles have given up just 10 points per game and just 4.6 points per game over the last nine, including five shutouts. 
Tewkbury's biggest advantage could be its versatility on offense. Led by QB Jay Connolly, the Redmen have averaged 24.5 points a game against a brutal MVC schedule, a non-league win over BC High and playoff wins over Beverly, Danvers and previously unbeaten Duxbury (29-21). Connolly has a plethora of weapons, including Shane Aylward (school record 50 receptions), Kyle Zervas, Kyle Darrigo and Tyler Keough. Add in tight end Connor Brinklow to the mix and Central will have a hard time deciding who to cover.
Tewksbury should alsop have an edge on the sidelines, led by veteran Head Coach Brian Aylward, who recorded the 150th win of his storied career on Thanksgiving morning. Aylward has twice previously brought Tewksbury squads to Gillette, losing in 2011 and winning in 2013.

Super Bowl Fast Facts

Division 3 Championship
Tewksbury (11-1) vs. Springfield Central (10-1)
6 p.m. Kickoff
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Tickets: General Admission tickets are $17 and $14 for students/seniors. All seating will be on the East Sideline.
TV Coverage: NBC Sports Boston and NESN
Viewing Party: Wamesit Lanes Firewater Tavern

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