We’ll get to the entire Thanksgiving Day recap in a little while (have some turkey to gobble).
And what a day it was. Staples wins the FCIAC championship. Notre Dame-West Haven and North Haven win and get into the playoffs. Ridgefield reaches Class LL playoffs for the first time since 2005. Bethel returns to the state playoffs for the second time in three years. New Canaan routed Darien (again) and clinched a Class L spot. Weston falls one upset short of the school’s first playoff berth.
And Pomperaug — oh, Pomperaug. Thanks to Greenwich’s loss to Staples, the Panthers appeared to have clinched the final spot in Class LL when Platt upset Maloney in Meriden. But South Windsor won its first game of the year, 39-6, over 1-9 Rockville.
That gave Glastonbury the one bonus it needed to tie Pomperaug at 1,000 points. Tiebreak points were also even and, without any common opponents, it came down to the tiniest of margins: a draw by lot.
The CIAC Super Computers had predetermined winners by lot. Sayeth the computer: “Glastonbury prevails 919581-716083″
Their reward? A trip to Palmer Field in Middletown to face No. 1-ranked Xavier in the first round.
Eh. Might be the best draw Pomperaug ever could have lost.
State quarterfinals, Tuesday, Nov. 29 at higher seed, 6:30 p.m.