Trailing 41-19 entering the fourth quarter, most teams would have just given up and played out the final 15 minutes. That is not what Assumption did in their second round playoff game. They fought tooth and nail until the final play of the game.
Assumption scored 20 points in the final quarter but still fell at Slippery Rock 41-39. It was a valet effort for the Greyhounds as they trailed the entire game.
"The word 'quit' is not in their vocabulary,"
Updated 11-30-2015 at 10:24 AM by Paul Falewicz
It is the second round of the playoffs and the first time since 2012 that a NE-10 team has advanced this far. Playing football after Thanksgiving is a rarity for the NE-10. It has happened just a handful of times and they have struggled in those situations. Is this the year?
Assumption Playoff History
1st playoff appearance
1-0 overall record
0-0 against the PSAC
Slippery Rock Playoff History
Assumption used a strong second quarter to defeat Bowie State 51-29 in the first round of the Division II playoffs last Saturday. The Greyhounds made their opening playoff game memorable as they used the same formula that helped propel them into the postseason. All three phases of the game excelled and that showed up in the final box score.
Special teams did their usual part in the game as they blocked a punt and set up the offense nicely in the return game.
Most people will look at the rise of Assumption football and credit three years ago when they hired Bob Chesney as the head coach of the program. But to understand the rise of the football program, you need to go back to 2007 to see when things got going that helped them secure their first Northeast 10 title and trip to the Division II playoffs.
Former head coach Cory Bailey had just resigned after four years of running the program. He decided to take a job in the corporate world
For the first time in school history, Assumption was crowned as NE-10 champions. They defeated New Haven 17-14 in a game that was marred with turnovers and featured solid defense efforts on both sides.
A late interception by Assumption safety Jarrod Casey was the difference in the game. He picked off the pass in the end zone on the longest drive by New Haven of the afternoon and clinched the title for the Greyhounds.
"I was just trying to