Jon Bota and the Mahopac Indians, who have a win over Yorktown on their 2011 resume, host rival Lakeland/Panas, the defending Section 1 Class A champion, today at 6 p.m.
To say Lakeland/Panas and Mahopac have history is an understatement.
A big understatement.
Since 2000, the teams have met not once, not twice, but four times in the Section 1 Class A final?
Will this year be the fifth team?
We’ll have a better idea today.
The two rivals, Top 5 teams in the latest msgvarsity.com Westchester/Hudson Valley rankings, square off at 6 p.m. at Mahopac.
Also in Section 1, Put Valley visits John Jay in a matchup of defending sectional champs.
Six-time Section 1 Class C finalist Rye hopes to pick up another win against a Connecticut team when it plays at 2010 FCIAC finalist New Canaan.
In another Section 1 vs. FCIAC matchup, Staples visits Horace Greeley.
Fairfield Prep, which is off to a strong start, hosts defending FCIAC champion Greenwich in the game of the day in the Nutmeg State.
Also of note, Joel Barlow hopes to bounce back from Wednesday’s loss to Wilton, its first setback of the season, when it faces a Newtown team off to a 9-0 start.
Wilton battles FCIAC rival Ridgefield at 5:30 p.m. at Tiger Hollow Stadium in Ridgefield, in a game scheduled for last Thursday but postponed by rain.
In the CHSAA, St. Anthony’s (10-2) visits Holy Trinity (10-4).
Here’s a rundown of today’s games:
Cheshire at Notre Dame-West Haven at Veterans’ Stadium, 3:45 p.m.
Hauppauge at Sayville, 4 p.m.
St. Joseph-Trumbull at Trumbull at Trumbull Stadium, 4 p.m.
Pine Bush at Monroe-Woodbury at Torne Valley, 4 p.m.
Islip at Harborfields, 4 p.m.
Byram Hills at Harrison, 4:30 p.m.
Kingston at Middletown at Faller Field Complex, 4:30 p.m.
FDR-Hyde Park at Warwick, 4:30 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Washingtonville at Middle School, 4:30 p.m.
Saugerties at New Paltz, , 4:30 p.m.
Millbrook at O’Neill, 4:30 p.m.
Croton at Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
Ossining at Briarcliff, 4:30 p.m.
Huntingtopn at Shoreham-Wading River, 4:30 p.m.
Pleasantville at Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m.
Brewster at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
Somers at Hen Hud, 4:30 p.m.
Putnam Valley at John Jay, 4:30 p.m.
Chaminade at St. John the Baptist, 4:30 p.m.
St. Anthony’s at Holy Trinity, 4:30 p.m.
Valley Stream at Elmont, 4:30 p.m.
Saunders at Hastings at New Burke Field, 4:30 p.m.
Dobbs Ferry at Edgemont, 4:30 p.m.
Calhoun at Uniondale, 4:30 p.m.
Wappingers at Peekskill, 4:30 p.m.
North Salem at Haldane, 4:30 p.m.
Keio at Sleepy Hollow, 4:30 p.m.
Stepinac at Fordham Prep 4:30 p.m.
Staples at Greeley, 4:30 p.m.
East Meadow at Baldwin, 4:45 p.m.
Rye at New Canaan, 5 p.m.
Danbury at Housatonic Regional, 5 p.m.
Fairfield Prep at Greenwich, 5 p.m.
Westhampton at Mount Sinai, 5:30 p.m.
Wilton at Ridgefield, 5:30p.m.
Lakeland/Panas at Mahopac, 6 p.m.
Kennedy Catholic at Carmel, 7 p.m.
Bayport-Blue Point at Comsewogue, 7 p.m.
Daniel Hand at Guilford at Kavanugh Field, 7 p.m.
Joel Barlow at Newtown at Blue and Gold Stadium, 7 p.m.
What’s been quite a week of games will be capped off by some big ones Saturday, including the Murphy Cup between Lakeland/Panas and Yorktown, and one of the FCIAC’s most heated rivalries, between Darien and New Canaan.
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