November 23, 2012
With Cranston East's victory over Cranston West in their annual Thanksgiving Day grudge match, the Hawks have secured the second seed in the Division-1 playoffs for this season. We will host Cranston East this Tuesday night at home.
As mentioned, East will be coming off a tough outing against West, as they scored 19 points in the last 13 minutes to lock up the victory. With a three-way tie for second place, Hendricken secured the #2 seed and home field in the semi-final round of the Division 1 playoffs with their win over Cranston East back in October. The Providence Journal previewed that mid-season matchup, which was then and still is expected to be a hard-fought one:
Undefeated this season, LaSalle is the #1 seed and has to be seen as the early favorite to go the distance, much as they were last season. They will face fourth-seeded Portsmouth at home in their semi-final round contest.
The first-round winners will face off in the 2012 Super Bowl at Cranston Stadium, which could well end up being a repeat of last year's Super Bowl. Our guys have a had a great season and have every reason to be confident as they head to the post season. Hopefully, Tuesday night will be the first step on the road to a repeat of last season's success.