Thursday, November 29, 2012
Sean Constantine ready for final HS game
By Mason Kelley
UW commit Sean Constantine's high school career comes down to the state championship game this weekend.
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Sean Constantine's high school career comes down to one game.
All the work in the weight room. All the time spent on the practice field. All the state titles and wins over national powers have led to one final chance to put on a Bellevue (Wash.) uniform.
“It’s super weird,” the 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker said. “I was here when I was a freshman. I never thought I would see this day. Sooner or later, it comes around. It’s exciting, though. It’s exciting. It’s a good thing.”
The Wolverines, ranked No. 2 in the nation in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings, play Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic in the Class 3A championship game Friday. They have a chance to win their fifth straight state title. Constantine wants to make sure he does his part to ensure the streak continues.
“Basically, you’ve got to play well, because this is your last impression,” Constantine said. “You do bad, that’s the impression you go out with. You do great, that’s the impression you go out with. We’ve been trying to get it right in practice the last week.
“We’ve got to finish it off right.”
The four-star Washington commit has been so wrapped up in the season, he has had little time to think about the past four years.
“I haven’t had a lot of time to reflect on it,” he said. “The more I reflect on it, the faster it’s gone. All those times in the weight room, it adds up. All the games, freshman, sophomore, junior year, it goes fast.”
The day after the championship game, Constantine has an in-home visit scheduled with Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox. He also plans to take his official visit in December.
However, he still plans to celebrate one more win before moving on to anything else.
“Not only is it going to be about the game, but it’s about the experience of being in high school, winning four state titles,” he said. “It’s just one of those things not a lot of other kids get to do. It’s exciting.”