WALTHAM — It had been a while since Vincent Burton had stepped onto the football field at Bentley — one year, six months, and 19 days, to be exact — but as soon as he arrived last weekend, the memories came flooding back.
The 152 yards on 37 carries. The 1-yard rush for a touchdown that eventually stood as the game-winner. The hoisting of the Division 4A Super Bowl championship trophy after Blue Hills Regional’s narrow 16-14 win over Cathedral.
Sure, the atmosphere at Saturday’s 30th Shriners Football Classic was a little different than it was on that chilly day in early December 2011 — the weather was hot and hazy, the game merely an exhibition this time around — but Burton enjoyed it just the same. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.