Family Atmosphere for Constantine

The Bellevue (Wash.) linebacker and Washington commit, Sean Constantine, is looking forward to the Huskies' family feel...

Bellevue (Wash.) High defeated Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si by a score of 37-7 Friday night, sending them to the 3A state championship game on Friday night at the Tacoma Dome.

For senior linebacker and Washington commit Sean Constantine (6-2, 228), this will mark his fourth consecutive appearance in the state title game.

"I'm feeling good, going back to state," said Constantine. "I've been lucky enough to be on a team that has been four years in a row, and I'm excited to get back to the state championship."

Constantine, who had no shortage of FBS options, committed to Washington back in April.

"I choose Washington because of the family atmosphere. They care about you. It's not like your ever going to get screwed over as a player, and you feel that with everybody. It was basically a family atmosphere for me," he said.

Similar sentiments were made by fellow Washington commits Connor O'Brien and Dane Crane from Santa Margarita (Calif.), who committed the same weekend as Constantine last April.

"I talked to Connor O'Brien and Dane Crane when they came up for their official, I think it was against Stanford. They are really cool guys. Once again, they recruit a player that is like family, the family atmosphere. You gotta love it."

The Wolverines, ranked number one in Washington, will enter the championship game with an undefeated record of 13-0 on the year. Most have been won by twenty points or more.

After going down 7-0 in the first quarter of the semis, the Wolverines came back to score 37 unanswered points.

"We knew what we need to do, we needed to key our reads and that kind of stuff, and we just came out and let emotion get the best of us, " said Constantine. "We just needed to calm down and come back out focused, and that's what we did."

Now, Bellevue will face an also-undefeated team in Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic for the championship at 7:30 on Friday night.

Constantine is focused on finishing up the season strong.

"We've got to win, got to win and finish it off strong."


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