John Jay has won four straight Class B Section 1 championships.
But having lost three all-Americans and with a sophomore filled with 13 sophomores, many seem to feel the Indians’ dynasty is in seriously danger.
Those who do invariably point to Somers as the team that could well dethrone the Tuskers.
Now, hold on. There may be another heir to the throne.
Meet the Horace Greeley Quakers.
Greeley, guided by first-year coach and former Yorktown ‘Husker Vin DeGregorio, is off to a 2-0 start, including a 14-8 win over 2008 sectional finalist Brewster. The Quakers, in fact, beat Brewster by one goal more than John Jay did. (The Indians beat the Bears 11-6 last Thursday.)
Today, Greeley looks to improve to 3-0 as it plays at Fordham Prep at 4:30 p.m. The Rams are 2-1, with the lone loss to Mahopac. Speaking of the ‘Pac, they have an intriguing non-section game at home at 1 p.m. vs. traditional Long Island power Northport.
Prediction: Greeley 9, Fordham Prep 7
In other Section 1 vs. Section 1 action:
Prediction: Eastchester 4, New Rochelle 3
Edgemont visits Bronxville at 4:30 p.m.
Prediction: Bronxville 9, Edgemont 3
Prediction: New Canaan 8, Fairfield Ludlowe 6
Fairfield Prep vs. Delbarton
7-4 Delbarton after three periods. Delbarton scored last 2 in period after Fairfield Prep came back to within 5-4.
Final: Delbarton 11, Fairfield Prep 6
Section I, Long Island & NYC scores:
Eastchester 12, New Rochelle 6
Horace Greeley 15, Fordham Prep 7
Midwood 10, Long Island Lutheran 4
Northport 6, Mahopac 5
Xaverian 8, Mount St Michael 4
Brien McMahon-Norwalk 9, Fairfield-Warde 6
Greenwich HS 21, Bridgeport Central 1
Be sure to post your comments and weigh in with your picks.
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