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St. John’s Prep roars back after season opener defeat

DANVERS — The loss, a 7-4 quarterfinal defeat to Newton North, the 22nd seed in the Division 1 North tournament, resonated all summer with every player at St. John’s Prep.

When they reunited in August, in the hallways and the weight room at St. John’s Prep, the players focused on one game: an opening day matchup against Catholic Conference rival, and defending Division 1 state champion, Xaverian Brothers.

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