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X's and O's: Xaverian uses balanced multiple attack in D1 Final win

Jon Mahoney for ESPNBoston.com

It's back-to-back Division 1 Super Bowls for Xaverian after a 44-14 over Central Catholic. The game was close early on, but Xaverian pulled away in the third quarter and blew the game open. A balanced game plan was the key for the Hawks tonight.

Head coach Charlie Stevenson mixed up his personnel groupings and formations and put Central Catholic in a bind all night. Here is some of what Xaverian did so well offensively:

Staple Play: Xaverian pounded Central Catholic all night long. They didn't gash them for big runs but they stayed with their running game and when they got inside the five, they finished drives by getting into 32 personnel (3 RB's, 2 TE's) and using an eligible lineman at both fullback and as the up back. Running back John Dean didn't post big numbers but he finished off two Xaverian drives running double lead.

Tippett's Big Plays: Coby Tippett was the best all around player in these Super Bowl games. He was a triple threat. He scored on a Jet Sweep, a Pass and on an interception. He played like a dude when his team needed him the most. He was very impressive in this game and flashed Division 1 scholarship potential.

Xaverian's multiplicity makes them tough to defend. While coach Stevenson stuck mostly to 22 (2 RB's, 2 TE's, 1 WR) and 32 personnel, he also showed some diversity by getting into 12 personnel (1 RB, 2 WR's, 2TE's) as well as 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR's) and running the football. Xaverian once again followed their recipe for success. Patience offense, big plays and great defense.