The drive for the playoffs begins tonight with three pretty big games on the schedule.
Update: We have all the finals.
Montville 48, St. Bernard/Norwich Tech 12
Farmington 49, Abbott Tech 18
SMSA 24, Bulkeley 7
Montville clinches with a victory over St. Bernard and is the No. 2 seed in Class SS. Bullard-Havens earns one of two bonuses with SMSA defeating Bulkeley. Farmington’s win over Abbott Tech removes that game from Bullard-Haven’s potential. The Tigers have 50 potential bonuses going into the next two days and needs just one more to clinch with a Bassick victory if Wolcott loses to Holy Cross.
St. Joseph’s prospects remain the same. If Wolcott loses, they’ll need to beat Trumbull and get a few bonuses their way to clinch.
Yeah, they may not look like much from our corner of the state. But, believe you me, they mean everything in the Class SS playoff race, particularly Bullard-Havens and St. Joseph.
Here’s the breakdown of the Class SS playoff scenarios posted earlier on this space. These posts will be updated with scores as we go along.
If you don’t have a couple of hours to decipher that, here’s who to root for:
If you’re a fan of Bullard Havens, root for Abbott Tech and SMSA (wins gives Bullard-Havens 10 points each)
If you’re a fan of St. Joseph, root for Farmington and Bulkeley (which will deny Bullard-Havens points)
If you’re a fan of Montville, root for Montville. They’ll clinch with a victory.
In case you missed it, here are all the breakdowns for each class according to the Mad Playoff Scientist.
CLASS LL: Staples, Xavier, Glastonbury, Cheshire, Central, Ridgefield, Hamden, Greenwich, Newtown, Manchester
CLASS L: Masuk, Pomperaug, Conard, Simsbury, Notre Dame-WH
CLASS MM: Vinal Tech (clinched), New Canaan, East Lyme, St. Paul Co-Op, Darien
CLASS M: New London (clinched), Avon (clinched), Berlin (clinched), Bethel, Coventry/Windham Tech, Branford, Gilbert, Watertown
CLASS SS: Holy Cross, Montville, Wolcott, Bullard-Havens, St. Joseph
CLASS S: Bloomfield (clinched), Northwest Catholic, Hyde, Ansonia, Prince Tech, East Catholic, Cromwell