The Essex football squad finished its season strong with four-straight wins, capped off by a 32-15 rout of host South Burlington on Friday, October 21.
Essex began its season with two wins before dropping its next two to St. Johnsbury and Champlain Valley Union.
During its next four games, the Hornets have allowed an average of just over 7 points a game while scoring an average of 26, while breaking the 30-point mark twice.
Jordan Hines led the way Friday, cashing in three first-half scores before adding a fourth in the second half.
The Hornets now prepare to host Middlebury on Friday night to kick off the playoffs.
It’s the second time Essex has taken on the Tigers, with their first meeting ending in a 17-0 rout in favor of the Hornets.
If victorious, Essex will then play the winner of Colchester and Hartford next week.