Regional powers Darien and John Jay have been unable to schedule a regular-season meeting the last few years, which is too bad.
After all, Darien has captured four straight state titles. John Jay has won four straight Class B championships. Both have been regulars in the national rankings during that time.
Today, the teams are meeting in a scrimmage in Cross River.
It’s been a busy 24 hours for our man on the scene, Don, who yesterday was at the Rye-Greenwich scrimmage. Here’s what’s been cooking in Cross River:
Update 3: John Jay’s big run in the fourth vs. Blue Wave reserve players has put the Indians on top 7-5. After huddling up, both teams have decided to play a fifth quarter, which we will not have updates on.
Update 2: John Jay, with many of its starters in, has gone on a run against Darien’s reserves, outscoring Darien 7-1 in the fourth quarter with time winding down.
Update 1: Darien leads 4-1 after three quarters. The Blue Wave pulled their starters with 10 minutes left in the period. After a scoreless first quarter, Darien broke through in the second period to take a 2-0 lead at the half as John Jay had difficulty clearing and Darien’s defense played well when the Indians did have the ball on offense. In the first quarter, John Jay was unable to capitalize on two extra-man opportunities. Darien, which was riding effectively in the period, outshot John Jay 7-2.
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