GAME BALL: St. John's Prep senior running back Aise Pream, who toted the mail for 155 yards and two touchdowns in his first full game in more than five weeks since suffering an ankle injury. Without him, the Eagles don't win the championship.

DEFENSIVE GAME BALL: Who besides the Catholic Conference defensive MVP James Taylor? The 350-pound nose guard, who wouldn't let go of the trophy as the Eagles headed for their team bus, simply would not allow Catholic Memorial to run the football. The Knights had five rushing yards at halftime and finished with a paltry 47 — largely because they could not move Taylor.

BEST CLOCK MANAGEMENT: The MIAA, who managed to start the Division 1 game only 25 minutes late. Considering it was the sixth game of the day at Gillette Stadium and the kickoffs were about 40 minutes behind after the first contest, that was a win for the organizers. The Eagles and Knights warmed up in the practice bubble behind the stadium but CM was bouncing around in the tunnel for the last minute of the Division 3 game, antsy and eager to get on the field.

BEST BOOT: St. John's Prep's "Mr. Automatic", Sean Majeksi, who kicked a 35-yard field goal with room to spare in the first quarter. Majeksi added a 27-yard boot later on and also frequently pinned CM deep with good kickoffs.

BEST HIT: Senior James Hanley, who flew off the edge and blew up CM quarterback Barrett Pratt on the two-point try after the Knights' defensive TD in the second quarter. The momentous hit caused an incompletion and kept the Eagles on top (16-14).

BEST CATCH: Senior Wes Rockett's bread-basket snag through coverage to put the Prep on top for good at the end of the third quarter. It was a true gem.

BEST HANDS: St. John's senior safety Antael Rosa for snagging an interception, one of three made with picks by fellow secondary standouts Rockett and Pream.

SELECT FEW: Head coach Brian St. Pierre became the first North Shore player to win a Super Bowl title as a player and later as a head coach. He's one of only a handful that have done so state-wide. "I'll tell you what: the lead-up to the game as a coach is way worse. These last few days were tough," St. Pierre joked.

HISTORY MADE: Rockett had 189 receiving yards, the second-most ever by the North Shore player in a Super Bowl. It's also the most ever in a win: Peabody's Jason Feldberg had 195 yards on 10 catches in his team's 1994 loss to New Bedford, and Swampscott's Jeff Pratt had 187 in a shootout loss to North Attleboro in 2002. Rockett also set a new Prep single season receiving record with 888 yards (one ahead of brother Owen's 887 in 2014) while QB Matt Crowley extended his single season passing yardage record to 1,975. 

— Compiled by Matt Williams and Jean DePlacido

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