Welcome back. New software slowed the unveiling of this week’s PLAYS OF THE WEEK. But the action ought to heat things up a bit.
THIS WEEK we bring you a cornucopia of different vignettes. We kick off with Middletown, from its 21-7 win over Farmington (guess who?), add in another dash of Fairfield Prep, some North Haven, and then a heapin’ helpin’ of Holy Cross during its big victory over Woodland and Xavier during its big victory over Hand.
(Aside: One of the plays was Nate Gonzalez’s third-quarter touchdown which inexplicably drew an unsportsmanlike conduct flag when he pointed twice at the Xavier fans (hello. they were his classmates) in the west end zone of the Surf Club. He was thrown out of the game not long afterward when refs hit him with another personal foul when he lingered too long after unleashing a vicious block . We saw that play, too. It’s a gray area leading toward the side of nit picking. He certainly didn’t deserve getting flagged the first time. Regardless of what we think, he’s now out for Xavier’s huge game vs. Shelton).
ANYWAY, the rest of the Plays of the Week contain the big moments from some of the state’s best games. (We say some because, well, none of you eastern, northern or central Connecticut types are submitting plays.)
We have the thrilling conclusions of:
- Hamden Hall-Morristown Beard (Mike Whalen goes yard with seconds left).
- Gilbert/Northwestern’s nail-eating finish vs. Avon (added bonus: ‘standard’ Jimmy Murphy awesomeness for Avon).
- The finale from Staples’ crazy OT win over Trumbull (Yeah, yeah. We incorrectly said the final play was a stopped 2-point conversion. It was Trumbull’s attempt at the tying TD in OT. Doesn’t it make it any less thrilling).
- And we have Westhill’s rally from 10 points down and three minutes left to beat Danbury (We also added a Hatters’ 91-yard TD earlier in the game).
Think you had a better play of the week?
Too bad you didn’t submit it.
Remember that next time.
In the meantime, buckle up and enjoy.
The Plays of Week 8.
Previous Plays of the Week:
Week 1 isn’t a video. It was actually a YouTube clips of all the games we saw Week 1, giving us the idea of Plays of the Week.