Archive - Nov 26, 2012 - Sports Article
Tonightâ€™s the night. High school footballâ€™s version of the â€˜Sweet Sixteenâ€™. Four teams in each of the stateâ€™s four divisions battling for the right to be the eight that will play for a Super Bowl championship this weekend.
Three local teams â€” Cumberland, Woonsocket, and North Smithfield â€” are among the 16 that will suit up tonight in their respective semifinal-round games, with the Clippers and Villa Novans playing Division II games in the friendly confines of their home fields and the Northmen heading to Providence for a Division IV contest.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a perfect world, Ed Cooley would have the luxury of bringing along Josh Fortune at a pace suitable for a freshman.
Instead of dipping his toe in the water and feeling his way around, Fortune has been tossed head first into the deep end of the pool. There would be no easing the 6-foot-5 guard into his new world, no spoon-feeding on a Providence College team where contributions these days are mandated, not expected.