Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Partying Like It's 1999

I always hated that Prince song. In fact, I made a vow that I would not listen to the song "1999" during 1999.

Of course, it's no longer 1999. Yet, the Connecticut Class LL state championship game will be a rematch of the '99 battle. Th Greenwich Cardinals beat the Fairfield Prep Jesuits that year, 35-14 en route to a date with Southington in the title game. The Cards won that showdown, 47-27.

Will history repeat itself? I don't know, but the Cardinals beat Prep last night 34-0 to set up a rematch with the Blue Knights, who disposed of Shelton, 36-9. The site and time will be announced later, and I'll let you know about that, and our broadcast plans.

Also in the FCIAC, props to Staples (Class L), who shut down West Haven, 24-7. The Wreckers are playing their best football now, and it's hard to believe that they'll lose again. Bunnell will be a solid opponent though. They beat Masuk, 29-12. The New Canaan Rams (Class MM) destroyed Coventry/Windham Tech, 49-14, and will play Ricky Fritsch's alma mater Maloney, who beat Berlin 40-14.

Do you see a trend here? None of these games were all that competitive. In fact, from what I'm hearing, they were flat out dull. Oh, and the FCIAC's down, right? Uh huh. Whatever.

In Class M, Hillhouse (40-0 over St. Bernard/Norwich Tech) will play Windham (22-0 over Ledyard). Class SS will see Stratford (48-6 over Griswold) play Holy Cross (49-8 over Tolland. Finally, Class S will have Bloomfield (45-14 over Cromwell) take on Ansonia (47-14 over North Branford). All the championship games will take place on Saturday.

I'll update the sites and times later. Let's hope the finals are more exciting.

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