Doug Delivers: Another weekend with similar results
Published 12:56 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2012
Six games, six wins.
There's not much to complain about if you're part of the Staples or Weston football teams. The Wreckers will have their lone weekend of rest after dismantling Brien McMahon 55-14 and as expected, the Wreckers look like the class of the FCIAC. They've been as explosive as advertised, scoring at least 49 points in three wins.
Weston, meanwhile, returns to the gridiron for a game its supposed to win. The Trojans passed their first test, of sorts, last Friday and face a winless squad before the real fun starts to begin.
Weston (3-0) vs. Immaculate (0-3), Saturday, 2 p.m.
Is there any possible way that Weston doesn't continue its undefeated start?
If there is, I'd certainly like to know.
The Trojans are coming off an emotional come-from-behind win over Pomperaug--their first victory of any kind against the Panthers in 12 years--and now face an Immaculate program that's fallen to the bottom of the South-West Conference.
The Mustangs have found success in some sports but not in football. They've lost 29 straight games dating back to Oct. 10, 2009--28-21 win over Joel Barlow--and have been outscored 1,114-367 over that time. This year, the results aren't much better as the Mustangs are 0-3 and have surrendered 137 points.
In Football 101, following up a dramatic win like the one Weston had against Pomperaug with this represents the ultimate trap scenario. Senior quarterback Tyler Hassett went so far as to call the Trojans' 22-21 triumph last Friday "probably the biggest (win) in our history."
Head coach Joe Lato was equally congratulatory of the Trojans' effort.
"I was just so proud of our kids," he said. "We were up against it and we were missing some key people, we had a short week. We didn't make excuses. We just said, `We're going to find' and the kids did."
Is there any way Weston doesn't follow that up with a win?
Not really. The Trojans are more talented on both sides of the ball and are confident as can be with their undefeated start. Immaculate will turn its program around one of these days, but it won't be on Saturday. Pick: Weston 48, Immaculate 6.