The Sharon High School football team has had a great season and is now, for the first time in the school's history, on its way to the MIAA Division 3 Super Bowl this Saturday, Dec. 1. The Eagles will take on Wayland at Bentley University in Waltham with a kickoff time of 10 a.m.
The achievement comes just two years after a one-win season, and after a postseason win with a 7-6 victory over the Pembroke Titans at Braintree High School on Tuesday night.
A number of Sharon's school officials told Sharon Patch how proud they were of the team and how excited they were for Saturday's big game.
"These kids have prepared well all year and put themselves in a position to succeed," said head football coach Dave Morse. "This is a culmination of a long four years by these seniors and it is a testament to their commitment that they are have reached the Super Bowl and are almost ready to call themselves champions. Our players come from a tremendous community and the support has been incredible to watch. There is not a school in Massachusetts that is more deserving of a Super Bowl than Sharon High School. All that is left to do is execute on the field."
Sharon athletic director Bill Martin reiterated that comment, and commended the players for their efforts throughout the season.
"Along the way, they have helped to bring pride and school spirit to the student body," Martin said. "The team has had some great come from behind wins and played great all season.
"My favorite moment was after the team beat Foxboro. They took a picture under the scoreboard and when they were done they had 100 or more students run onto the field to celebrate. The fans and players were hugging and enjoying the first Hockomock championship. It was a great high school moment that they all will remember for a long time."
Sharon High School Principal Dr. Jose Libano also weighed in prior to Saturday's game.
"It's been absolutely fantastic for school spirit and town pride," Libano said. "I can't give enough kudos to coach Morse and his staff for helping the kids believe that they can win, to the members of the team who have worked hard all season and supported each other win or lose, and to the students, parents, alumni, faculty, and town citizens who have come out in droves to cheer the Eagles on at each game. This is a special time in our school's history and we're all thrilled to be a part of it."