When the Sharon High football team takes to the field against Wayland Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Division 3 Super Bowl at Bentley University, the Eagles will be making more history, in what has already been a historic year for the program.
Sharon, who won the Hockomock League's Davenport Division, then beat Pembroke in the Division 3 playoffs, is now on the verge of bringing home their first Super Bowl title.
All the Eagles have to do in beat Wayland and head coach Dave Morse and his team's journey from the bottom to the top is completed.
Things were so bad for the Eagles in the past that could just manage one win seasons for several years. The Eagles even left the Hockomock League at one point to be to be an independent team to build up the program.
Their nine wins this year would have equaled years worth of victories for the Eagles.
The only team to beat Sharon in the Davenport Division was Oliver Ames Thanksgiving morning.
GAME TIME: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m., Bentley University. (Sharon Patch will be providing coverage on Cover It Live.) Sharon is 9-3 on the season, while Wayland is 9-3 and won the Dual County League title.
SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES-In 1975, Wayland lost to Newburyport, 27-12, while Sharon is making its first Super Bowl appearance. With the Eagles making bowl, that's leaves Stoughton and King Philip as the only Hockomock League teams who haven't played in the Super Bowl.
WHEN SHARON HAS THE BALL:-With 10 minutes quarters in the postseason, the Eagles are able to use the ball control style to their advantage. Sharon will look for long drives with their running game, led by running back Sean Asnes and directed by quarterback Sean O'Neil. The Eagles will have to avoid turnovers early and eat up the clock when they have the ball, keeping Wayland's offense on the sideline. The Warriors are very strong defensively with Brian Murtagh, Kevin Kelley and Matt Devlin.
WHEN WAYLAND HAS THE BALL-The reason why the Eagles don't want the Warrior on the field is Wayland running back Robert Williams, who gives defensive coaches major headaches. All he did in the playoff win over Westwood was go over the 1,000-yard mark for his career with 307 yards and four touchdowns. Fortunately for the Eagles, they have a top defense, led by Hockomock League defensive player of the year Brad Schiff.
HOW THEY GOT TO THE BOWL-Wayland handled Tri-Valley League champion Westwood with a 36-14 win at Reading High. Sharon gave Pembroke a 7-6 loss in Braintree. For Pembroke, it was their third loss of the season to a Hockomock League team. During the regular season, the Titans were defeated by Oliver Ames and Stoughton.
TICKET DETAILS-Admission for adults is $10 and $7 for students.
HOW TO GET TO BENTLEY- Directions From Points South
- Heading North on Route 128/95, Take Exit 27B – Winter Street/ Wyman Street
- Take a right off the exit onto Wyman Street
- Get into the left lane which will take you straight to the set of lights
- At the set of lights, take a left onto Totten Pond Road
- Follow Totten Pond Road for 1.2 miles to the end; merge into the center lane.
- Bear right onto Lexington Street and go .2 miles.
- Take a left onto Beaver Street; travel .4 miles (go around the rotary and take the second road on your right).
- Stay straight through one set of lights.
- At the second set of lights, turn left onto College Drive.
- At the top of the hill take a right and proceed to the Bentley University general parking lots.