TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As the ultimate week of the common season in Class A rolls round, there’s nonetheless a pair alternatives for motion inside the eight-team playoff image. And the outcome of our 1st & 10 “Game of the Week” will dictate home-field benefit for one crew in the opening spherical of sectionals.
(4-3) La Salle will make the journey to (6-1) Bethlehem Friday evening. Both groups personal 3-1 information in league play. The winner earns the two-seed in the Capital Division, and will host the three-seed in the Grasso Division to start out playoffs. Loser hits the highway to tackle Burnt Hills – the 14th-ranked crew in the state for Class A.
The Cadets acknowledge the magnitude of Friday’s sport, and what it might imply for sectionals.
“We think this is the most important game of the year for us,” stated senior operating again Matt Bott. “We love playing (at home). We get the fans here, and everything. The student section’s great. I think it’ll be a big advantage for us. “(In) observe we’re attempting to maintain every little thing extra intense than it was earlier than. We’re simply attempting to construct on what we have constructed on to this point.”
While he’d definitely favor his crew have home-field benefit for no less than one sport in sectionals, La Salle head coach John Audino believes his crew is ready for whoever, or wherever they’d play.
“We feel like we’ve been through the grinder – I do at least,” stated Audino. “And I think the kids feel very confident that they’ve pretty much faced everybody’s best shot. So, we know we’re gonna face Bethlehem’s best shot on Friday night, so let’s just get ready to go for it, and let’s see what happens.”
Highlights and reactions from this sport will lead off Week 7 of 1st & 10 Friday evening at 10 p.m. on FOX and 11 on ABC. Kickoff between the Cadets and Eagles from Bethlehem Central High School is ready for 7.