They were all probably snug in their beds, dreaming replays of their glorious first state championship victory from early Saturday morning, when this replay made its national debut at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning.
They no doubt all know about it now.
Freshman Scott McLean’s overtime goal vs. Smith/Tolland in the Division III championship kicked off ESPN’s SportsCenter’s popular Top 10 plays for March 22.
The video made its first appearance here on GameTimeCT as Newtown celebrated its title at Ingalls. ESPN contacted us just a few hours later.
It’s the second video of the Connecticut state playoffs to make the SportsCenter Top 10, following Obi Momah’s buzzer-beater for Farmington vs. Torrington in the boys Class L tournament a few weeks ago.
Yea, the SportsCenter anchor accidentally called him ‘Sean McLean,’ but, hey, that happens when a freshman unknown first bursts onto the scene. Keep it up and you’ll make sure no one screws it up again.
Regardless, call it a deserved cherry on top of an unforgettable weekend.
Take a bow, Newtown.