TAUNTON — East Boston showed last night that, weather permitting, the points could come in bunches Saturday when it faces Whittier Tech (11-0) at 1 p.m. in the Division 4 Super Bowl at Bentley College.
The Jets (11-1) advanced to the Super Bowl with a 35-8 victory over Bristol-Plymouth, which was pretty typical of their games throughout the season. They're averaging 35.8 points per game, two points more than Whittier.
Brandon Amodeo, who has 18 touchdowns on the year, led the way with scoring runs of 41 and 35 yards, and Mike Lockley added TD runs of 10 and 14 yards, giving him 14 touchdowns, as East Boston pulled away from a 14-0 halftime lead with 14 unanswered points in the third quarter.
"They really impressed us with their speed and quickness, at every position," said Whittier coach Kevin Bradley, who was at the game scouting. "Their backs are very good — they bounce around all over the place."
East Boston is also a veteran team as 18 seniors will be playing their last game. Many of them played in the 3A Super Bowl two years ago in a 19-6 loss to Greater Lawrence.