When Hanover beat Middleboro 48-14 last Friday, the Indians earned the Patriot League Championship. This was a huge accomplishment for the team since it was their first league title since 2008. It was an important victory since it was against the team that defeated them last year on their own turf for the league title. I would imagine that it feels great as a player to turn the tables and be champions.
Although they have won the league, they are not quite finished yet. Hanover is the number 3 seed in Division 3 and will hope to continue their success into the postseason. The football team has not had the best of times in the playoffs. They have not won a state championship in many years. The Indians haven’t even won a playoff in game in some time, so they should be anxious and ready to go out and win their first post-season game this Friday.
On Friday night at 7:00pm, Hanover takes on 6th-seeded Westwood on our home turf. It is the first home playoff game that the Indians have had in awhile, so a large crowd should be there in support. Let’s hope it’s a first step in the direction of the state title game at Gillette Stadium.