Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Middletown is bound for the Division III Super Bowl after a commanding 35-14 win against Narragansett in the semifinals.
MIDDLETOWN – On their opening possession, the Middletown Islanders looked like they had stalled out against the Narragansett Mariners. The Islanders faced a 4th-and-18 from 35 yards out, and Narragansett had seemingly righted the ship after giving up long gains on the ground to Connor Russ and Randolph Butler. However, on the play, Middletown quarterback Justin Sellar rolled out on a waggle and found Russ in the middle of the field, after Russ was left wide open. It gave the Islanders a 7-0 lead, one they wouldn’t lose, and it was the first of five unanswered touchdowns for Middletown. Narragansett would only score two touchdowns after Middletown pulled its defensive starters, for a 35-14 final. Middletown will play No. 2 seed East …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tuesday’s game between Middletown and Narragansett will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Because of inclement weather, all Rhode Island high school football games have been postponed from Tuesday night to Wednesday. Locally, this means that No. 4 Narragansett travels to Gaudet Middle School in Middletown to play the No. 1 Islanders in the semifinals of the Division III playoffs on Wednesday. The game still starts at 7 p.m. Since I’m typing this right now from a coffee shop in Cranston, I can attest that there is white, slick stuff dropping from the sky and on to the ground, and then, sticking on said ground. If you’re not getting it in South County yet, well, wait a couple minutes. For our preview article of the game, click here.
Narragansett will look for revenge and an upset victory at Middletown tonight.
For the second year in a row, the Middletown Islanders and the Narragansett Mariners will compete for a berth in the Division III Super Bowl game, although this year, the roles are reversed for the two teams. The Islanders host Narragansett at 7 p.m. at the stadium at Gaudet Middle School. In 2011, the Mariners were the No. 2 seed and favorites against No. 3 seeded Middletown. However, a slew of personal fouls on Narragansett and six fumbles, three lost, led to 38-22 win for Middletown. For our coverage and video from that game, click here. The Islanders then lost in the Super Bowl to Rogers. Middletown beat Moses Brown 21-0 in the 2010 Division III Super Bowl. This year, the teams met up once in the regular season. On Oct. 26, Middletown …