A 34-30 loss to Holbrook-Avon (6-3, 3-3) on Nov. 10th put Upper Cape in a precarious position. The Rams (9-1, 4-1) took care of their holiday opponent, beating Cape Cod Tech 42-18, but then had to hope that West Bridgewater beat the Bulldogs to secure the the school’s first ever playoff berth. A Holbrook-Avon win would mean a three-way tie for the Mayflower Small and a coin flip to determine which team gets the berth.
West Bridgewater played its part and beat the Bulldogs to help the Rams clinch a Division 5 Super Bowl berth against Dorchester (10-0) on Dec. 1st.
“We’ve been in playoff mode for five weeks now, so we’ll be ready for this,” said Rams coach Mike Hernon.