As my colleague Eric Benevides reports on the previous blog entry, St. Raphael Academy advanced to the Division II semifinals with a crazy 56-50 victory over Johnston on Saturday night.
This means the Saints get a rematch with unbeaten Tolman on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Division II semifinals. Woonsocket visits Chariho in the other matchup.
The Pawtucket football community will be buzzing over the SRA-Tolman pairing, which will come five days after the Tigers meet Shea in their Thanksgiving Game. Tolman blitzed SRA 37-0 back in early September but the Saints are a different team after switching to the Wing-T offense a few weeks later.
Tolman is almost invincible on defense so the Saints will be hard-pressed to score points, no matter what offense they are running. But if the Saints can put up two scores, can Tolman's offense outscore them?
These are questions that will be answered on the field on Nov. 30.