Archive - Nov 28, 2012 - Sports Article
WOONSOCKET --- For the third time in the last four years, Woonsocket is heading to the Division II Super Bowl. And the Villa Novans earned that right to advance thanks to two of the things that helped them win the championship in 2009 and â10 â a strong ground game and a stellar defensive effort.
Senior Jalen Evans and junior Will Andino teamed up to rush for 246 yards and three touchdowns, and the Novansâ âDâ limited the Knights to 167 total yards to help produce a 27-0 semifinal-round triumph on Wednesday night under the brightness of portable lights at Barry Field.
CUMBERLAND â Mercy!
It was yet another Big Blue blowout in a season that has pointed in one direction â the Division II Super Bowl. An appearance in the title game is officially in Cumberland Highâs line of sight after Wednesday nightâs 48-14 romp against West Warwick High in semifinal-round action at frigid Tucker Field.
PROVIDENCE â In his final post-game speech of the season near Conley Stadium's midfield stripe, North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pennington conveyed the following to his kids:
âKeep your heads up when you leave. You guys played your hearts out. Sure, it's a tough loss, but you have nothing to be ashamed of. We're proud of you.â
Neither he nor his staff could have said much else after the Northmen suffered a bitter 31-0 defeat to top-seeded Mount Pleasant High in a R.I. Division IV Tournament semifinal on frosty Wednesday night.