Hampshire nails down its playoff spot

By Steve Nichols

Consider all the rain that fell on Hampshire during its 26-0 win Friday at Larry Dale Field the result of a massive playoff bubble broken over the town of Woodstock.

Or a Round 3 knockout blow to the Blue Streaks if you will.

The Whip-Purs (6-3, 4-2), who have been treating the last 3 weeks like the playoffs, won’t sweat out Saturday’s IHSA postseason pairings show, as their sixth win in Fox Valley Conference Fox action over Woodstock (2-7, 1-5) guaranteed a playoff spot for Hampshire and coach Mike Brasile, who played for Woodstock’s 1997 state championship team.

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