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Video: Breaking down the D5 state final

Brendan C. Hall/ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After striking out in their last two games, Northbridge had the final laugh in a barn-burner of an opener to Saturday's MIAA football state finals at Gillette Stadium.

The Rams held on for a 36-34 win over East Bridgewater behind a gutsy performance from a banged-up Koby Schofer.

ESPN Boston High Schools editor Scott Barboza and John Sarianides break down the action: