Despite the best efforts of Bassick and the St. Joseph assistant-coach cheering section in (what was that 308), Lorens Wilson and Bullard-Havens defeated Bassick 22-13 at Kennedy Stadium. They’re just bonuses away from the playoffs. [Read all about it]
Despite the best efforts of the gritty Oxford senior class, Ben Crick and Pomperaug raced away from a 7-point halftime lead to a 34-15 victory at Arum Field. They’re the top seed in Class L (say whut? more on that later). [Read all about it]
Despite the best efforts from Immaculate, Brody Brandstatter (chipped helmet and all) and the Lancers scored one TD and held on to win to Superintendent’s Trophy. [Read all about it]
Despite the best efforts of undermanned Seymour, Jack Debaise and Woodland capped a 7-3 season with a wild 55-32 victory. [Read all about it]
And despite the best efforts of Newtown… well, the best efforts of Newtown would up handing Masuk its worst loss of the season, 36-22, and possibly — quite possibly — ended their season. Read all about it!
What a way to kick off the 2009 Thanksgiving Day Slate.
And we’re not done yet… we get 10 times the action, 10 times the fun and 100 times the intrigue in just a few more hours.
But first, some playoff business to attend to:
Here’s who’s coming to dinner and who could be stuffed:
CLASS LL — They’re in: Glastonbury. (No. 1 if Staples loses, No. 2 otherwise). Must win: Staples, Cheshire, Xavier. Win and a prayer: Central, Ridgefield… Hamden
CLASS L — They’re in: No. 1 Pomperaug, Conard, Simsbury. Must win: Notre Dame-WH. Pray: Masuk (needs Hamden to beat ND — in which they’d go to Pomperaug for the semifinals — or they’re cooked)
CLASS MM — They’re in: Vinal Tech/Coginchaug. Must win: New Canaan (still kosher with a loss. Only two bonus games from clinching), East Lyme, St. Paul Co-op, Darien.
CLASS M — They’re in: New London (No. 1 with a win), Avon (No. 1 with NL loss); Berlin (locked in at No. 3). Must win: Bethel. Win and pray: Coventry/Windham Tech (needs Bethel to lose); Branford (needs Bethel and Coventry to lose); Watertown (needs everybody to lose, basically).
CLASS SS — They’re in: Montville. Must win: Holy Cross (needs just two wins from Ansonia, Torrington and St. Paul to clinch); Wolcott (qualifies if St. Joseph loses). Win and a prayer: St. Joseph (they’ll be in great shape if Wolcott loses, in which they’re in; or if Capital Prep loses to Prince Tech and Tourtellotte lose to Woodstock Academy. Then the Cadets need just two of these teams to win: Warde, Norwalk, Darien, Crosby — hope that Wednesday night mass paid off, guys. Just prayer: Bullard-Havens (if Trumbull or Holy Cross wins, start scheduling your playoff practices. If Wolcott and St. Joseph win… you’re going to need Capital Prep to win — and then pray ONE of these teams lose: Warde, Norwalk, Darien or Crosby. That would give the Tigers at least 1230 points, and St. Joseph will be stuck at 1220.
Remember: If St. Joseph (which can max out at 1230) ties with Bullard-Havens, they clinch.
St. Joseph’s chances look pretty good.
CLASS S — They’re in: Bloomfield, Hyde, Northwest Catholic. Must win: Ansonia Prayer: Prince Tech (needs Ansonia to lose); Cromwell (they need Ansonia and Prince Tech to lose).
Should be a tremendous Thanksgiving Day. Get your abacuses ready.