Friday, December 1, 2017

Peter Oliver Returns from Injury for St. John's (Shrewsbury)'s D3 Super Bowl Win

FOXBOROUGH - St. John’s (Shrewsbury) senior running back Peter Oliver expected to watch the MIAA Division 3 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium from the sidelines.

But one day before the Pioneers' state finals date against North Attleborough, Oliver received clearance from doctors after X-rays revealed that his broken fibula, suffered in a Week 3 win over Leominster, had healed.

Oliver, who has received interest from multiple Division 1 schools, compiled 387 yards and four TDs on just 31 carries through two-and-a-half games this season, and the senior gave the Pioneers a jolt in his return.

“Going into this week, I wasn’t even thinking I was going to play,” Oliver recalled. “But Sunday we had a mile run, two days ago I took handoffs in practice and yesterday the doctors said I was good to play, and gave me a special brace.”

In a 35-33 win over North Attleborough to clinch a state championship, the 6-foot, 210-pound senior carried five times for 23 yards and a 3-yard touchdown that put the Pioneers ahead, 20-14, heading into halftime.

“I can’t even describe it,” Oliver said after the win. “It was absolutely unreal to have my brothers rally around me in the end zone at Gillette Stadium after scoring one more time. It was unbelievable.”

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