But how ’bout dem Red Devils?
Just a quick note because I have to get up bright and early in… five hours (ugh). But Stratford puts a big-time beat down on Bunnell, 40-8. Bunnell strange from the start and the Red Devils… with a game-plan straight out of Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl XXV play book, rushing little, and dropping five or six into coverage.
Frustrated the heck out of SWC MVP Steve Smith, 5-for-30 3 INT,
And, yes, Stratford is going to the state playoffs for the first time since 1998. And then Torrey Mack and Ox (Octavious McKoy) busted loose in a 20-point fourth quarter.
Note to Torrey: Got to stop diving into the end zone with the closest defender 20 yards away… That’s a penalty, kiddo. Every time.
Not that it mattered: Though Stratford got nailed for a 10-yard holding call and 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct call on the play. But T-Mack just busted loose on a 89-yard run a play later.
Jokes from fellow reporters in the press box: “Where’s the Dawg Pound, now?”
Good Question. More than half of the 6,000 who showed up were gone by the time Torrey scored his comeback TD.
Anyway, Bunnell would love lotsa help from Greenwich, Bristol Eastern and Fairfield Prep today. And I would love to see them get it. But… hey, we’ll see.