Talking play-offs: State high school semi-finals
BOSTON (WHDH) -- We do it every year - we're talking playoffs. The state high school semifinals: 32 teams in action. 16 of them moving on.
A trip to the super bowl is at stake this Saturday.
We started in division 1 - Weymouth and Brockton.
The Boxers Moise Ed'wauhrd took the hand-off, hit the hole, and broke away. The Wildcats would finally haul him down at about the 2-yard line, leading to a Brockton score. Then, big Ca'lixte Ricardo, on the pitch-sweep and the Boxers were super-bowl bound with a 33-7 win over the Wildcats.
Brockton will on St. John’s prep in the D-1 Superbowl on Saturday.
Next up was Division 1-A: Masconomet took on Everett. The game was over before it began.
Forty-five seconds into game Raheem Wing'ard found Ja'karrie Washington and a 22-yard touchdown sending the Crimson out early and they'd never look back. Jalen felix busted in from 6 yards out and Everett blew by Masconomet with a final score of 42-14.
The Division 1-A match-up, the one most everyone was hoping for, came down to Everett facing Barnstable at Gillette Stadium.
On to Division 2: Reading hosted the Tewksbury Redmen.
In the first half, Rockets quarterback Drew Belcher, called his own number from 11-yards out putting Reading on the board quickly. Then Belcher handed-off to Ryan Maney who galloped 61-yards, un-touched for the easy score. Reading won in a cakewalk, 42-6.
The Reading Rockets will face Mansfield in the Division 2 Sueprbowl at Bentley University.
In Division 2-A, Beverly will take on Troy Flutie’s Natick Redhawks at Gillette Stadium.
In Division 3, Westwood and Wayland played for the spot.
The Warriors’ Robert Williams finding the hole, made a nice cut and knifed through Westwood’s defense for 6, putting Wayland up early. The Wolverines tried to get something going - but Wayland’s Matthew Devlin made the tackle and caused a fumble. Wayland won it, 36-14.
Wayland matches up against a tough Sharon team for the Division 3 Superbowl on Saturday.
Heading over to Division 4, Shawsheen and St. Mary’s faced off.
It was the Jordan Collier show at Manning Field. The Spartans running back went off, 262 yards and touchdown runs of 66, 64 and 85 yards. Collier carried St. Mary’s into the Superbowl with a 36-8 win over Shawsheen.
St. Mary’s and Abington will meet for the Division 4 crown on Saturday at Curry College.
A check-in on the Division 4-A showdown between Bristol-Plymouth and Madison Park showed a Bristol-Plymouth touchdown. But the Cardinals answered right away. David Stewart fielded the kick-off, and ran by everyone. Nothing but blue shirts in the rearview mirror and a 72-yard kickoff return touchdown.Madison Park won, 18-6.
They will face Cathedral in the opening game at Gillette stadium on Saturday.
As for Division 5, no play-offs, just the Super Bowl leaving Dorchester to take on Upper Cape at Curry College.