In the final game of the 2013 MIAA Super Bowls, Bishop Fenwick put on a show on the ground, rolling over Northbridge to win the Division 5 state championship, 28-0.
Fenwick’s Rufus Rushins has been the backbone of the offense this season and the Div. 5 Super Bowl was no exception as the junior rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Nick Bona threw for 80 yards on just two passes with a touchdown and also ran for 64 yards.
Northbridge combined for just 114 total yards, including only 11 rushing yards in the game. Quarterback Koby Schofer threw for 103 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.
Fenwick got the scoring started on their first drive when Bona connected with Eric Razney for a 39-yard touchdown pass to give Fenwick a 6-0 lead 1:57 into the game. Northbridge was unable to put points on the board with their next drive and were forced to punt.
A great 41-yard punt return for Razney set up Fenwick in Northbridge territory with four minutes to go in the first quarter. Fenwick had a 4th-and-7 from the 24-yard line with 28 seconds to go, but could not convert and gave the ball away on downs.
Northbridge didn’t start off the second quarter much better, with Fenwick forcing a punt just 1:30 into the quarter. Fenwick put together a 60-yard drive from, getting all the way down to the Northbridge two, where Rushins broke through for a score and then ran in the two-point conversion to give Fenwick a 14-0 lead. The score would stay the same after a Northbridge interception ended the first half.
In the third quarter, Rushins burst out with a 49-yard touchdown that put Fenwick up 21-0.
Northbridge couldn’t get anything going on offense in the third either, having to punt the ball back to Fenwick. A 44-yard catch by James Traversy led to another Rushins touchdown run, this time for five yards to make it 28-0 Fenwick.
Northbridge finally put together a solid drive in the fourth quarter, going all the way down to the Fenwick 14, but Schofer threw an interception in the red zone to give the ball back to Fenwick with just little more than seven minutes left to play.