We say this every year, but there are only perhaps three or four people in the state who see practically every high school football team of note throughout a season.
One is the New Haven Register football writer emeritus and Connecticut football record book archivist, Bob Barton. No one knows more than him.
The other three got together on the WFSB Friday Night Football show on Friday to talk some playoffs — hosts John Holt and Joe Zone and The Day of New London’s Ned Griffen.
Griffen, affectionately known as The Lonesome Polecat — named after the A) Bobby Darin song from ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’; B) The B-17 Bomber from World War II; C) the unorthodox offensive formation; and C) after those lonely drives Ned makes every week to the far reaches of Connecticut (we wonder if Ned sings the song on his way from football outpost to football outpost), breaks down what he thinks will happen when the 2012 state football playoffs conclude in two weeks.
Ned also talks about who he’s voting No. 1 and who he’ll vote No. 1 should the top seeds win out. (Hint: Ned and I agree). Also, why is it so easy for Ned to predict the behavior of the majority of the voters? What he says will happen. Bank on it.
Take it away Polecat, whaddya got for us?