Mount Greylock, Wahconah football teams advance to MIAA Super Bowls
Mount Greylock and Wahconah high schools' football teams are going to Super Bowls.
The Mounties advanced to their third consecutive MIAA Western Mass. Division III Super Bowl in dominating fashion Tuesday night, routing Greenfield 62-0 at Mahar Regional School in Orange. Greylock will defend its Division III championship against Belchertown, which ended St. Joseph's season with a 26-0 win Tuesday night at Holyoke High School. The Division III Super Bowl is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Westfield State University.
In Division II, Lane Grogan ran for three touchdowns as Wahconah bounced back from its county championship loss to shut out Hoosac Valley 22-0 at Westfield State. Wahconah will play its Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The game is Saturday at 6 p.m.
Running back Ethan Ryan's six rushing touchdowns on 16 carries led the way for Mount Greylock, which led 32-0 at the half and never looked back.
Belchertown held a 14-0 lead over St. Joe's at halftime. A Nick Leduc touchdown run and a Tony Pellerin 45-yard interception return for a touchdown in the final 3 minutes of the first half gave the Orioles a two-score halftime cushion.
St. Joe's best scoring chance of the first half stalled inside the Belchertown 20 after Tank Roberson recovered a Leduc fumble on a punt. Leduc would add a 1-yard plunge for the Orioles with 8:13 left in the third quarter.
Grogan led Wahconah offensively and defensively, intercepting two passes for the Warriors.
Hoosac Valley was thwarted deep in Wahconah territory in the third quarter with the Warriors leading 8-0. After recovering a fumble, the Hurricanes had a first-and-goal at the Wahconah 1-yard line, but could not come away with a touchdown. For more, read Wednesday's Eagle.
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