Archive - Oct 28, 2011 - Sports Article
NORTH PROVIDENCE --- For a team that hasnâ€™t experienced many close contests this year, North Smithfield handled the pressure of Friday nightâ€™s Division IV nailbiter on the road with North Providence quite well.
The Northmen picked up a huge victory before a large crowd, a 27-21 overtime triumph, that not only spoiled the Cougarsâ€™ â€˜Senior Nightâ€™ festivities, but also saw one of N.S.â€™s youngest players, sophomore receiver Peter Keenan, score the game-winning touchdown on a reverse handoff.
CUMBERLAND -â€“ The pressure is off.
Cumberland High secured its first playoff berth in three years on Friday night, shocking previously-unbeaten Central, 19-6, at Tucker Field. Senior running back Ryan Gaumond scored twice for the Clippers, who improved to 4-2 in Division II-A and fourth place in the division. The Knights dropped to 5-1.