Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Plenty of UConn commits in playoff action this weekend

Just in the case the prospects of what I would consider one of the most anticipate UConn games in recent memory coming up on Saturday isn't enough to get people fired up, future Huskies will be on the display in their championship quests.

Let's start with the two playing in NEPSAC bowl games.

Tahj Herring's Suffield Academy squad plays at Lawrence Academy in the Wayne Sanborn Super Bowl for the NEPSAC title on Saturday at 1 p.m. It will be the eighth straight year Suffield Academy is playing in the NEPSAC championship game as the Tigers are going for their seventh times over the past eight seasons. Herring has 28 tackles, two interceptions while adding 108 yards on eight carries and 75 yards on five receptions. In last week's win over Loomis Chaffee Herring ran three times for 67 yards.

Nino Leone's Pingree School team, which has averaged 45.8 points in a recent six-game winning streak, will play St. George's School in the Kevin Fleming Bowl in Middletown, R.I.  on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Three other commits will be playing in state playoff games.

Eddie Hahn's Red Bank Catholic team will be meeting No. 1 seed St. John-Vianney in the semifinals of the New Jersey Non-Public Group 3 playoffs on Friday at 7 p.m.

Quayvon Skanes' undefeated Phillips Academy High School will meet undefeated Marengo in the Illinois 4A semifinals on Saturday at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. here in Connecticut).

Donovan Williams' Hylton High team will play Dale in the second round of the Virginia Group 6 playoffs on Friday at 7:30 p.m.


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