EG Coach John George with captains Jake Batista, Rayaan Faizan, and Alexander Turchetta with the second-place plaque. Photos: Mary MacIntosh
After making up a 14-0 deficit at the half and pulling ahead 15-14, with less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter East Greenwich could taste a Super Bowl victory, but it wasn’t to be. The Middletown Islanders drove 70 yards for a touchdown, the lead and the game, winning the Division 3 state title 22-15 at Cranston Stadium Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7.
Here’s a more complete write up of the game: https://eastgreenwichnews.com/avengers-show-heart-but-fall-short-to-islanders/.
Captain Rayaan Faizan evades Middletown defense.
Islander quarterback Jacob Francis.
Avenger Nick Andreozzi on quarterback keeper.
EG fans cheer on the Avengers in the stands at Cranston Stadium.
Avenger defense takes down Islander #2.
Avengers Egan Reale (30) and Brian Gemma (8) leap for interception.
Final score: Middletown 22, East Greenwich 15.