By Justin A. Rice
Reviving a tradition started by former coach Jack O’Brien, Charlestown High walked to TD Garden for its Division 1 Eastern Mass title bout with Brockton on Monday in 70-degree weather. Unlike O’Brien, who won five state championships at Brockton, this year’s Townies’ team walked away empty handed.
“We wanted to continue that tradition,” Charlestown coach Edson Cardoso said after the 67-64 overtime loss. “We walked the 1.7 miles. It took about 30 minutes. It was a great walk. Guys came in loose.”
“I tell my guys we had to live in the moment, play for the moment. I felt we left it on the court, we lost in overtime.”