We’re all sitting around the office on Saturday trying to figure out when the last time Bullard-Havens, not only won a big game, but had a winning record.
They’ve clinched one with their fifth victory in a nine-game season and, with this win over what was clearly considered one of the best in the Constitution State Conference, staked their claim as the league’s best.
Life as a football program has been incredible for Bullard-Havens and coach Pat Cicarella the last few seasons since leaving the SWC, where they were 1-89 in nine seasons.
They’re not the only ones: The new Constitution State Conference has been great for all the tech schools that otherwise wouldn’t be playing football. Now schools like Platt Tech, Cheney Tech (which broke away from East Catholic to join), Wright Tech/Stamford Academy, Sports Sciences, et. al, can enjoy the experience of playing football.
And this quick video is proof (yeah, this was the best I could do while holding an umbrella during this rainy and dreary afternoon):
Now, this puts Bullard-Havens into the running for a Class SS playoff berth which, honestly, has ruffled more than a few feathers across the football world.
Should they have an equal shot to get into the playoffs over someone like, say, Stratford, which lost in triple overtime to Pomperaug and–as it stands now–will likely need to beat Bunnell on Thanksgiving to get into the same playoffs?
More–much more–on this from me later. For now, we open the floor to y’all.