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THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 37, BC HIGH 15

Barrett Pratt, Catholic Memorial pound BC High

Lenny Rowe/Globe Correspondent

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Junior quarterback Barrett Pratt had three passing touchdowns and one rushing score to lead second-ranked Catholic Memorial to a 37-15 win over BC High on Thursday.

The Knights (9-2) are playing in the Division 1 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium, their first appearance since 1976. But on Thanksgiving, the only focus was on BC High (4-8).

“It was very exciting,’’ said CM first-year coach John DiBiaso.

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“We had to endure all the cold and the elements, but it makes it that much sweeter that we get to walk out of here with a win. We’re going on to the Super Bowl. Now we get to go home and spend the time with our family.”

Catholic Memorial seniors Devon Williams, left, and Hunter Salmon celebrate their Thanksgiving Day win over BC High.
LENNY ROWE
Catholic Memorial seniors Devon Williams, left, and Hunter Salmon celebrate their Thanksgiving Day win over BC High.
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Pratt was a factor in two touchdowns in the first half, plunging in from 2 yards and connecting with senior Khari Johnson (2 catches, 70 yards) on a 16-yard pass. Pratt put the game on ice with a 38-yard TD pass to senior Hunter Tully and a 30-yard TD pass to sophomore Zach Mitchell in the third quarter.

“There’s nothing better than this,’’ Pratt said. “We worked so hard to get here, all our guys grind every day. To beat them on their home field, nothing is better.”

Related: Thanksgiving football scoreboard

Lenny Rowe can be reached at lenny.rowe@globe.com.