The West Islip Lions would have been just perfect last season had it not been for an 8-7 regular-season loss to Ward Melville.
Today, the two teams meet for the first time a year to the day since that May 5, 2009 meeting.
It’s one of several Suffolk showdowns on tap for today.
The game between West Islip (11-1) and Ward Melville (10-1) is set for 4:30 p.m. at West Islip.
Also at 4:30 p.m., Walt Whitman, the team that dealt Ward Melville its only loss, plays at East Islip, Copiague visits Commack and Half Hollow Hills East hosts Riverhead.
Connetquot, which is 9-2 with the losses against West Islip and Ward Melville, plays at Smithtown West (7-4) and Middle Country visits Patchogue-Medford at 6 p.m. Sachem East hosts Linderhurst at 5 p.m.
There’s a major showdown in Nassau County today as well as Wantagh, which is 11-1 (with the loss vs. Farmingdale), hosts unbeaten Division of Levittown (11-0) at 4:45 p.m.
In 4:30 p.m. games, Roslyn visits Great Neck North, Sewanhaka hosts Malverne, West Hempstead plays at Lawrence, Hewlett visits Lynbrook, Hempstead is at Uniondale and Farmingdale hosts Freeport. At 7 p.m., South Side faces Plainedge at Hempstead Lake State Park.
In Connecticut action, Weston hopes to bounce back from its Monday loss to Staples when it hosts Pomperaug at 6:45 p.m. Brien McMahon plays at Trumbull at McDougall Stadium’s turf field at 4 p.m. In other 4 p.m. games, Joel Barlow hosts Stratford, Bethel bisits Imaaculate and New Fairfield plays at Notre Dame-Fairfield. At 6 p.m., New Milford host Masuk and Olym Lyme visits Newtown. At 7 p.m., Bunnell hosts Brookfield on its turf field.
In a prep school battle, Brunswick hosts Avon at 3:30 p.m.
Bronxville (8-3), which has won four of its last five, hosts Edgemont at 4:30 p.m. in the Hudson Valley. In other 4:30 p.m. games, Pelham plays at Ardsley, Saunders hosts New Rochelle and Irvington visits Hastings.
Be sure to post your thoughts and predictions on these matchups, and while you’re at your game or games today, be sure to check in here with info on the scores and game details early and often.
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