We’ve been down this road before, gang.
Just like last Saturday, rain is once again in the forecast.
But unlike last week at this time, conditions are expected to improve — not worsen — as the day progresses.
While wet weather is a recurring theme this Saturday, so too are intersectional matchups.
Including a couple of noteworthy interstate encounters at high noon.
Red-hot West Islip hosts a Ridgewood (N.J.) team coming off an impressive win over Mountain Lakes.
Another Garden City power, Delbarton, visits Fairfield Prep.
At 1:30 p.m., defending Connecticut Class S state champ Weston plays at Huntington, which won back-to-back New York State Class B titles in 2005 and ’06.
In an interesting intersectional game, Smithtown West visits Yorktown at Charlie Murphy Field at 2 p.m. The Bulls’ only losses have been to Garden City and Ward Melville.
New Canaan, which fell to Somers 15-11 after leading 11-3, hopes to get a win against a Section 1 team when it hosts John Jay today.
Defending Section 1 Class A champ Lakeland/Panas, which won its first five games of the season, will try to avoid what could be a third straight setback to an instate, out-of-section foe. The Rebels have lost back-to-back games to Penn Yan and Carthage.
Rye and Horace Greeley square off in an interesting matchup of teams that hope to be in the mix in the Class B race.
In the Hudson Valley, Rockland rivals Nyack and Clarkstown South square off under the lights at South, which has won back-to-back one-goal games in the series.
Also at 7 p.m., Shoreham-Wading River visits Farmingdale.
In the CHSAA, St. Anthony’s will look to win its fifth straight when it hosts Fordham Prep at 3 p.m.
Western New England rivals Taft and Deerfield battle it out at 3:30 p.m. at Taft in Watertown, Conn.
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Mepham at Hewlett, 10 a.m.
Stamford at Danbury, 10 a.m.
Wilton at Fairfield Warde, 10 a.m.
Bayport-Blue Point at Sachem East, 11 a.m.
Staples at Greenwich at GHS Field 7, 11 a.m.
Ridgewood at West Islip, noon
Delbarton at Fairfield Prep, noon
Guilderland at Arlington, noon
Manhasset at Annapolis Area Christian School, noon
Rye at Horace Greeley, 1 p.m.
Weston at Huntington, 1:30 p.m.
Shenendehowa at Lakeland/Panas at Panas High School, 1:30 p.m.
Brien McMahon at Darien, 2 p.m.
Fairfield Ludlowe at Trumbull, 2 p.m.
Smithtown West at Yorktown, 2 p.m.
John Jay at New Canaan, 2 p.m.
Salisbury at Loomis-Chaffee, 2:30 p.m.
Brunswick at Hotchkiss, 3 p.m.
Trinity-Pawling at Westminster, 3 p.m.
Fordham Prep at St. Anthony’s, 3 p.m.
Deerfield at Taft, 3:30 p.m.
West Babylon at Babylon, 7 p.m.
Shoreham-Wading River at Farmingdale, 7 p.m.
Nyack at Clarkstown South, 7 p.m.
Westhampton at Riverhead at Dowling College, 7 p.m.
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This weekend’s college results/schedule
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