The finale Saturday against winless Canton, essentially locked up on the strength of a 21-point blitz in the second quarter, wrapped up a perfect 7-0 regular season for the Oliver Ames football program, the first for the program since 1964.
But when the game clock expired after the 41-13 win, OA coach Jim Artz and his squad were already thinking about Medfield, their Division 3 Southwest first-round playoff foe on Friday night.
The Tigers will join a host of upstart programs like Patriot (Fisher) standout Scituate and South Shore Small leader Cohasset that qualified for the MIAA playoffs in the inaugural season of the expanded statewide format. In all, 27 high school programs from communities south of Boston are in, representing Divisions 1-6. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.