editor's note: Tonight's Semi-Final Varsity Football game has been postponed. The game will be played tomorrow night at 7:00 PM at Gaudet Field.
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.
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.
This year, the teams met up once in the regular season. On Oct. 26, Middletown beat Narragansett 48-20. Middletown finished the Division III schedule undefeated, a perfect 8-0, and went 9-2 overall. Narragansett went 4-4 to earn the No. 4 seed, earning the berth thanks to a tiebreaker over Ponaganset.
According to records at Rhode Island High School Sports, Narragansett last won a division title in 2003, when the Mariners went 10-0 to take the Division IV crown. The Mariners have never played for a Division III title, but did win Class B championships in 1986 and 1987.
Stephen Greenwell, our high school football expert and Narrangansett Patch editor, said Middletown is heavily favored to win tonight's game.
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Division III Playoffs
- Middletown hosts Narragansett at 7 p.m. in Division III playoffs
- East Greenwich hosts Moses Brown at 6 p.m. in the Division III playoffs
The winner of these two games will play on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at East Greenwich.
- Woonsockets hosts Central at 6 p.m. in the Division II playoffs.
Division I Playoffs
- La Salle hosts Portsmouth at 6 p.m. in the Division I playoffs.
- Hendricken hosts Cranston East at 6 p.m.
The winners play at noon on Dec. 2 at Cranston Stadium.