The Narragansett boys’ soccer team goes for the second Division II title in school history at 2 p.m. at Rhode Island College today against the Classical Purple.
The Mariners (12-2-5, 10-1-4 Division II), seeded No. 2, got to the title game with a 2-0 victory Tuesday over No. 3 Lincoln in the semifinals. Narragansett had a bye in the initial round of the playoffs, and beat No. 7 Mount St. Charles 2-1 in the quarterfinals.
Classical (17-1-1, 13-1-1 Division II) is the bracket’s top seed, and the top team in Division II. The Purple beat No. 8 Smithfield, the defending Division II champs, 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and No. 4 Westerly 3-0 in the semifinals.
Narragansett lost 4-0 at Classical on Oct. 9. It was the lone meeting between the two teams this year.
According to the Rhode Island High School Sports website, Narragansett only has one previous boys’ soccer title. In 1986, the Mariners won the Division II championship, going 13-2-1 in the process. Narragansett played for the title again in 1987, the last time they were in the title game.
Classical won the Division III title in 2010 and 2011, and the Division II title in 1983 and 1984.
Before the Division II game is the state championship game between Barrington and La Salle at noon. Following the Division II game is the Division III game, Tiverton vs. Exeter-West Greenwich.
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South Kingstown One Win Away From Title Game
The South Kingstown girls’ soccer team (11-2-4, 8-2-4 Division I) can punch their own ticket for the title game, but it won’t be easy. The third-seeded Rebels take on No. 2 seed La Salle (10-2-4, 9-2-3 Division I) at East Greenwich High School at 2 p.m.
The winner plays for a state championship against the winner of No. 1 Smithfield and No. 5 Bay View at noon Tuesday at Rhode Island College.
Mariner Football Wins; Can Make Playoffs With Help
With a 21-6 win against Classical on Friday night, the Mariners (5-4, 4-3 Division III) now have a good chance of making the Division III football playoffs.
The loss eliminated Classical from playoff contention. The Mariners are a half-game ahead of Ponaganset currently, as the Chieftains are 3-3 in Division III play.
If Ponaganset loses Saturday against Moses Brown (6-3, 5-2 Division III), the Mariners automatically clinch the No. 4 spot in the playoffs. Narragansett beat Ponaganset 23-14 earlier in the year, meaning they hold the tiebreaker against the Chieftains.
If the Chieftains win, it complicates things for the Mariners. Narragansett would then need to win on Thanksgiving against East Greenwich (7-1, 5-1 Division III). In contrast, Ponaganset would just need to beat Burrillville (1-5, 0-5 Division III).