Friday, March 18, 2011

"the whole school is talking about it"

"We've only had six home games so the fans really haven't had an opportunity to come watch us," said Nick Bertoni, a 17-year-old junior who plays left wing. "We want them to cheer like they've never cheered before." 
And if advance ticket sales are any indication, the players will get their wish. The school sold more than 800 tickets during the first day of public sales and athletics staff had to drive to Boston yesterday to get a second block of 1,000 tickets to meet demand, Athletic Director Brad Sidwell said. 
The Panthers (17-4-2) will play at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Division 2 state championship game against Tewksbury (18-5-1) in hopes of winning their first state title since 1983. The team last made the championship game in 2003.

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