Central Mass. has fine share of Super records.


The first Super Bowls to determine six state championships from all football divisions in Massachusetts will take place Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Central Mass. will be represented by four teams -- St. John's in Division 2, Doherty in Division 4, Northbridge in Division 5 and Littleton in Division 6.

In the previous 40-year history of the Super Bowl, teams from Central Mass. have figured prominently in many of the all-time records set in championship games. Here are some of those state records, and records from games that featured Central Mass. teams.

Single-game records

Most touchdowns, player -- Leominster's Scott Chester became the first player to score five touchdowns in one game, doing that against Hudson on Dec. 4, 1982.

It was done on two other occasions, by Holyoke's Cedric Washington against Greenfield on Dec. 2, 1995, and Springfield Central's Warren Barnett against Holy Name on Dec. 1, 2001.

Most yards passing, player -- Burncoat's Steve Scannell threw for 418 yards (32 for 46) against St. Joseph's (Pittsfield) on Dec. 4, 2004. The 32 completions were also a record (with the next closest 23 by Millbury's Nick Hebert against East Longmeadow in 2003) as are the 46 attempts.

Most receiving yards, player -- Burncoat's Angel Cirillo was on the receiving end of a record 232 yards from Scannell against St. Joseph's, which set the single-game record.

His 17 receptions is also a one-game record.

Conversion passes -- 3, Jim Irzyk (Westfield) vs. Burncoat, Dec. 4, 1976; Sergey Gordievsky (Putnam Voke) vs. Littleton, Dec. 6, 2008.

Conversion receptions -- 3, Andre Lester (Putnam Voke) vs. Littleton, Dec. 6, 2008.

Conversion rushes -- 4, Warren Barnett (Springfield Central) vs. Holy Name, Dec. 1, 2001.

Conversions, team -- 5, Springfield Central vs. Holy Name, Dec. 1, 2001.

Extra points -- 7, Aaron Senez (Springfield Central) vs. Shrewsbury, Dec. 6, 1997.

Extra points, one team -- 7, Springfield Central (vs. Shrewsbury), Dec. 6, 1997.

Extra points, both teams -- 9, Springfield Central (7) vs. Shrewsbury (2), Dec. 6, 1997.

Most safeties -- 2, Clinton vs. Athol, Dec. 7, 2002.

Most points, team -- 55: Springfield Central 55, Shrewsbury 14, Dec. 6, 1997.

Biggest point differential -- 50: Ayer 50, Monty Tech 0, Dec. 6, 1980; Fitchburg 50, Milford 0, Dec. 7, 1996.

Fewest points, both teams -- 3: Worcester South 3, Shepherd Hill 0, Dec. 5, 1987.

Most points quarter, one team -- 35, Springfield Commerce vs. Auburn, second quarter, Dec...

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