Postseason is the time of year when all a team wants to do is keep playing. Just ask the Cape Coral Seahawks who did just that with a 28-27 overtime victory last Friday over Golden Gate.
"I think we played pretty good last week. It was a pleasant surprise that we played as well as we did," said Seahawks coach Brad Metheny. "We had two defensive starters who did not play and two others who played through it (injuries)."
It doesn't matter if the win is pretty or ugly, perfect or flawed. Just get the win and keep playing.
"I don't think we were lucky. We were ahead the whole game," said Metheny. "We should have had at least one more score in regulation. We had a bad penalty at the end. If we hadn't gotten that we could have kicked a field goal in regulation."
The Seahawks (7-4), winners in six of their last eight games, have a tough task in front of them in the Region 5A-3 semifinals Friday night when the Immokalee Indians (10-1) visit Dave Warkentin Field. It was the Indians who handed the Seahawks their worse defeat this season, 66-27.
"This will be a different game," said Metheny. "It's at our place, which will help. We did not play well at all there. I think we will put up a better challenge. We have to play a whole lot better than the last time. It was far and away our worst game. We definitely have to get some breaks, get them to turn the ball over a couple of times."
The Seahawks have to establish the running game in order to be successful against the Indians this time around, much like they did against Golden Gate.
"If we can do that we can make it a ball game," said Metheny. "We have to take it one game at a time because you just want to keep playing. That's we we stress to the kids. And we need to get a break here and there."
In other games Friday night involving Lee County teams, the Fort Myers Green Wave (9-2) travel to Naples (9-2) for a region 6A-3 semifinal matchup and Dunbar (10-1) heads to Cocoa for a Region 4A-3 final game.