Archive - Nov 20, 2013 - Sports Article
WAKEFIELD â€“ As 2013 draws to an end for the South Kingstown football team, the casual observers will never get the full story for the Rebelâ€™s season just by looking at the raw numbers.
On the surface, the Rebels are 2-6 in Division I (3-6 overall) and on the wrong end of the standings. A handful of plays, however, can swing the fate of a football team. To come so close, yet end on the wrong side has been Southâ€™s plight this fall and Friday nightâ€™s 40-19 loss to Cranston East was no different than many of the others the Rebels have suffered through this season.
Joe Trainerâ€™s five-year run as the head football coach at the University of Rhode Island came to an end Monday morning when the 43-year-old was released from his contract with one year remaining.
Trainer, who led the Rams to a 3-9 season after they didnâ€™t win a game in 2012, saw his URI career come to an end following a 41-0 defeat to Maine. The Rams were outscored 191-27 in the last four games of the season.
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As the 2013 opener approached, South Kingstown boys soccer coach Scott Rollins was leery about putting any preconceived expectations on the season.
Yes, Rebel soccer has a long-standing tradition of being amongst the best in Rhode Island and Rollins felt like the playoffs were once again in the cards, but every year brings a new team and new circumstances. Other than getting back to the postseason, Southâ€™s coach was mum on any set expectations.
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PROVIDENCEâ€”There is still hope for the Narragansett football team.
Needing a win to keep their chances of making the Division III playoff alive the Mariners turned in an impressive defensive performance in a 28-11 win at Classical Saturday afternoon.
â€śPlaying on the road against Classical theyâ€™re always very athletic,â€ť Narragansett coach Dick Fossa said after the win. â€śThey have the ability to run it and throw the ball but we needed to stick to our game plan and play with the intensity we had with Mount Pleasant. We felt if we did that weâ€™d have a very good chance of winning.â€ť