Now, for the Friday night postmortem.
All of the Class LL schools held serve.
Staples’ defense — as expected — gave new QB Keith Gelman a break and smothered Ludlowe, 38-0
(How many more verbs can I think of?) … Hamden battered Fairfield Prep, Newtown beat Oxford, Xavier routed Amity.
So the noose is tightening in that playoff race with just three regular season games to go. Glastonbury was the only Class LL team that didn’t play Friday night. The Tomahawks are home vs. Newington Saturday.
Hey! And.. by the way CIAC football committee:
Did you get this news?
Greenwich had to kneel… four times! …In the third quarter! …to avoid going over 50 points in their game against Westhill. And this after Westhill went for it on fourth down in their own territory. So Greenwich has to kneel and give them the ball back. Are you kidding me with this stuff?
Get rid of the 50-point abomination. Get rid of it. Get rid of it. Get rid of it.
Get rid of it.
In Class L, Masuk and Pomperaug (yawn) both won again, making the SWC playoff race and half of the Class L playoff race almost moot.
I’m going to see Bethel against ND-Fairfield Saturday to check up on the Wildcats, see if they have any shot against Masuk next week.
Notre Dame-West Haven beat Hand 28-14, but needed to rally from two TDs down at halftime (must have been a lot of gnawed-off fingernails in Green Knight land — they’re currently sitting in fifth place in that division already).
Simsbury further legitimized itself with a win over Southington. Conard plays Bristol Central Saturday.
Class MM is going to be the New Canaan Invitational, unless the Rams completely collapse — they have Greenwich, Central and Darien yet to play. Darien, which plays Bassick today, is chugging along. Playoffs will certainly be on the line in this year’s Turkey Bowl.
Class M is mildly interesting for us with Bethel still in the mix (alas, Masuk looms)
In Class SS, St. Joseph rebounded with an easy victory over Fairfield Warde . The Hogs are in fourth place.
Bullard-Havens, which has Cheney Tech at home today, is making a move in the division as well — and making lots of people nervous, especially in Trumbull. Longshot Foran is seventh after a surprisingly easy win over Sheehan.
And in S, Ansonia is in dire need of help at No. 7 behind (in ascending order) Cromwell, Prince Tech, Hyde, Northwest Catholic, East Catholic and Bloomfield. That deficit should spook any Ansonia fan right now.
Speaking of which, Happy Halloween everyone.
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