Friday, December 21, 2012

Hawks Clinch 2nd-Place Seed in State Football Playoffs

by Mr. Ben and Mr. Feeny 

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.