Hawks seek win to earn playoff berth

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 April 2021 at 4:09 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Jacob Affronti and his Hawk teammates will visit CG Finney Tuesday needing a win to claim a sectional playoff spot.

Win and you are in the sectional playoffs. That is the situation facing the Holley football squad when the Hawks visit CG Finney on Tuesday to close out the 8 Man Division regular season.

Holley is currently at 1-3 and Finney 2-2. A win will pull Holley even with Finney and propel the Hawks into the playoffs by virtue of the head-to-head win. A loss will send the Falcons into the playoffs.

“It comes down to the Finney game,” said Holley Coach Wil Prince. “For us it’s making the playoffs. That has been our goal.”

Offensively Holley has been led by running back Jacob Affronti who has scored 10 touchdowns.

RoyHart/Barker/Lyndonville will close out its debut season as the Silverbacks seek their initial win at South Seneca in a matchup of 0-4 teams.

In the other game second place will be on the line as Perry (3-1) faces Pembroke (4-1).

Undefeated (5-0) Red Jacket has already locked up the top spot. The Indians will host the winner of the Holley vs. Finney game in the semifinals. The other semi will be a rematch of Tuesday’s Perry vs. Pembroke game.

Standings: Red Jacket 5-0, Pembroke 4-1, Perry 3-1, Finney 2-2, Holley 1-3, Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville 0-4, South Seeca 0-4.