As of recently, no news has occurred or been reported regarding the MIAA Division IV-A Super Bowl, which featured Blue Hills and Boston Cathedral on Saturday, December 4, 2011.
However, this past weekend, ESPN’s SportsCenter recapped the whirlwind of headlines and news from the past week in this short, quick video package interview, which featured Panthers head coach Duane Sigsbury, Athletic Director Jimmy Lynch, and MIAA Spokesperson Paul Wetzel.
The MIAA, (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) issued a statement on Wednesday in regards to Saturday’s Division IV-A Super Bowl between Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School and Boston Cathedral.
The referees flagged Panthers senior quarterback Matthew Owens for raising his left pointer finger for two strides, and deemed it an excessive celebration. Here is the video of the particular play — CLICK HERE.
ESPNBoston.com provided the MIAA’s statement on their website, so CLICK HERE to read the statement.
In the fourth quarter, Panthers senior quarterback Matthew Owensbursted through the line of defenders, and raced down the sidelines toward the end zone. However, upon reaching the 24-yard line of Blue Hills, he raised his left pointer finger for two strides, which resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct for Boston Cathedral. The Panthers ended up losing the game, and the Super Bowl due to an excessive celebration penalty.
So, we want to know from you — did the MIAA referee make the right decision? Here’s the video, enjoy.