Grafton-Northbridge Super Bowl 2012

Grafton's Dillon O'Brien takes down Northbridge quarterback Matt Phelan. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The 2012 Super Bowl Champion Grafton High School Indians pose with their trophy. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The victorious Grafton Indians celebrate their first Super Bowl win since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
Assistant Coach Chris McMahon is lifted into the air by Corey Charpentier. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The ball bounces away after a Grafton Indians tackle. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The action moves into the Northbridge sidelines. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Northbridge Rams huddle Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
Grafton High senior Cody Munoz was forced to watch his team win from the sidelines after a torn ACL in the playoff game. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
Northbridge Rams cheerleaders Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
Grafton High cheerleaders stand on buckets Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
Northbridge Rams quarterback Matt Phelan Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
The Grafton Indians claimed their first Super Bowl title since 1986. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
Assistant Coach Chris McMahon, Coach Mike Ross, celebrate Grafton's Super Bowl win. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi
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FITCHBURG, Mass. — The Grafton Indians, with a little bit of fortune from Mother Nature and big effort from their punishing defense as well as a tough running game, wore down the #1 seed Northbridge Rams and shut them out, 21-0, in the Division 4 Super Bowl at Fitchburg State University on Saturday afternoon.

Grafton went to its first Super Bowl since 1989 when Coach Michael Ross was a player and its first win since 1986, a drought of 26 years. But it was a season of firsts for Grafton. They beat Millbury on Thanksgiving, their first win in 13 years also. It's also ...
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