Archive - Sep 25, 2012 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â After practice on Monday, and before his contest against Shea High late Tuesday afternoon, Tolman High head coach Jack Couto explained to his players why they should be more than pumped up about facing their archrival, especially after the Tigers' move to Division I this past off-season.
âI told them I've been here five years now, and we've never beaten them,â Couto stated. âI know we've had them in Injury Fund games, non-leaguers, even scrimmages, and they've always dominated. They were much better than we were, and that was it. Facts are facts.
PAWTUCKET â Aside from exclusively fighting before a few thousand fans at the Twin River Event Center during the past couple of years, Todd Chattelle and Keith Jeffrey had spent the early years of their pro careers mostly fighting in front of hundreds of spectators and sometimes in some strange locations.
They both fought on the stateâs first MMA show on Oct. 31, 2010 at the R.I. Convention Center, but that show has very few quality fights on it and less than a thousand fans filled the 7,500-seat venue.
PROVIDENCE â The penalties and turnovers hurt. So did an off-night by the offense.
But if there was one thing that really hindered Sheaâs hopes of beating Central on Friday night, it was two long plays in the final quarter by the Knights that resulted in the gameâs touchdowns and the hostsâ first Division II-B victory of the season.