I know I’ve said that a lot over the course of my tenure here, but I think the drubbing that Fairfield’s four high schools took this weekend can not be overstated.
Only Fairfield Prep was ever in the game. Hell, only Fairfield Prep scored double digit points in its respective opening game. The two public schools were outscored 81-6. The two private schools were outscored 55-14.
All of that adds up to four teams being outscored 136-20 and two shutouts.
Hand 28, Prep 14. We’ll attack Prep first, since the Jesuits played the best out of any of the teams. Tom Cleary was there and told me that Prep had the opportunity to win the game. I am impressed by the team’s showing, especially since the buzz around Prep has been that Shea would not be able to coach it. Looks like Prep could show some signs of life in 2010.
Central 50, Ludlowe 6. Onto Ludlowe where the Falcons were outclassed by Bridgeport Central, allowing 50+ points for the second straight year. I don’t necessarily think that Central is 44 points better than Ludlowe, but Central provides the Falcons such a miserable matchup, and Ludlowe abandoned its run game early because the score got out of hand.
Darien 31, Warde 0. I only was able to watch part of the Darien/Warde game. But Darien looked fired up, as I figured it would. Warde’s offense was less than impressive as the Mustangs’ O line struggled to get a push up front. If Warde wants to compete with St. Joseph and New Canaan, it needs to do better than that.
Pomperaug 28, ND 0. Notre Dame was shut out by Pomperaug. I can’t say that this was a shock, because Pomperaug is the class of the SWC.
Results on picks: 3-1.
What do you all think so far?