Sharrio, who hails from Marblehead, had one of his best games of the season with a rushing touchdown to go along with his pair of TD tosses.
“We’re hard to stop when we have run and pass balance,” said Sharrio. “I was making my reads and doing my job just like everybody else did their job. Coach O’Leary was telling us about the 1991 Super Bowl when Brockton beat us (13-7). I know it’s a long time ago, but this gives us some revenge.
“Right now I’m freaking out inside. This is such a great feeling. All these guys are my best friends. I will never forget this night the rest of my life.”
O’Leary began taking his starters out in the third quarter after St. John’s went up, 48-12 and gave his senior backups a chance to get in the game.
Roberts, who was injured early in the game the first two these two teams met, wwasn’t a big factor in the game. He completed 3 of 8 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a team-high 50 yards on 11 carries, but was sacked three times.
“My job was to lock him down, not let him have time to do damage,” said the Prep's Tucker Mathers, who had one of the sacks while Jesse Patterson and Richard Buono had the others.
DIVISION 1 SUPER BOWL
St. John's Prep 48, Brockton 28
at Bentley University
Brockton (9-4) 6 6 0 16 — 28
St. John's Prep (11-1) 20 21 7 0 — 48
SJP-Johnny Thomas 33 pass from Jack Sharrio (Stephen Cammaro kick)
SJP-Jake Anemoduris 22 blocked punt return (kick failed)
B-Moise Edouard 6 run (rush failed)
SJP-Gerald Kahari 85 kick return (Cammaro kick)
SJP-Thomas 3 run (Cammaro kick)
SJP-Alex Moore 58 pass from Sharrio (Cammaro kick)
B-Michah Morel 59 pass from Austin Roberts (pass failed)
SJP-Sharrio 1 run (Cammaro kick)
SJP-Moore 18 fumble return (Cammaro kick)
B-Ricardo Calixte 1 run (Morel rush)
B-Edouard 51 run (Morel rush)
RUSHING: Brockton: Moise Edouard 3-61, Austin Roberts 11-50, Ricardo Calixte 8-44, Micah Morel 5-11; St. John's Prep: Johnny Thomas 15-68, Alex Moore 4-34, Jack Sharrio 2-24, Ian Kessel 2-(-3).
PASSING: Brockton: Roberts 3-8-67-1-0; St. John's Prep: Sharrio 5-8-124-2-0.
RECEIVING: Brockton: Morel 1-59, D'Andre Brown 1-9, Calixte 1-(-1); St. John's Prep: Moore, 3-74, Thomas 1-33, Lucas Bavaro 1-17.