Not to make you leap back and forth across the site, here are the two of the latest preview stories to hit the Connecticut Post’s print and online editions.
First, our profile of Fairfield Prep star Masengo Kabongo (Sept. 9: Fairfield Prep’s Kabongo truly stands out). Kabongo, a senior defensive end, is a great kid and an awesome player with kind of a bizarre past compared to the rest of the kids who grew up around here.
He’s from a privileged background the southern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to live with his mother on the east end of Bridgeport as an eighth grader. Read about on how Kabongo constantly keeps passes the ‘Eyeball Test,” and what he said to drop Maryland head coach Ralph Freidgen’s jaw during a recruiting visit.
The next is a short story that appeared on Monday (Sept. 10: Playoff point formulas changed) about how the Connecticut High School football committee has switched point values for ties in the state playoff formulas, leading to several prominent leagues, including the FCIAC, to start using Kansas City overtime tiebreakers. Now, the only leagues that don’t use overtime are the Nutmeg and SCC.
(I love how everybody tries to guess at these. Truth is, they’re a lot more spiritual than based on any hard facts. I get a feeling over the first few weeks of the preseason and then just go with it).
I’m sure there are already a few in there that have shocked a few observers. And I’m sure the motivational factor will be in full effect once it’s determined who the top teams are.
By the way, kudos to the commenter for pointing out that we left out “the big game” portion of Nos. 7, 6 and 5.
Here they are: No. 7 West Haven–Shelton, Friday; No. 6 Masuk–Bunnell, Sept. 28; No. 5 Bunnell–Masuk, Sept. 28
Anyway, more previews tomorrow. Keep the comments coming.