We’re getting down to the finish of the daily football blogging. Before I post my Final Top 10 rankings later — and my first Top 10 for basketball after that — I wanted to post a quick link.
In today’s Journal News, Rick Carpiniello had a story on the success of Section 6 football, which claimed four of the five state titles at the Carrier Dome this weekend. It’s the second year in a row Section 6 has won four.
New Rochelle coach Lou DiRienzo attributed the championships to Section 6’s commitment to every team playing a 10-game schedule. Section 1 has a nine-game max and most teams only play eight. The system here has to be changed or there will be more seasons like this.
Also in that article is an update on Lewis Edney, notice of the CHSFL’s Senior Bowl, which is Sunday in Uniondale, and some staggering statistics from this weekend’s state finals.
Imagine this: the three teams Section 1 faced this weekend in North Tonawanda (AA), Hornell (B) and Southwestern© combined for:
19 for 38 on third-down conversions (50%)
8 for 9 in the red zone (89%)
And how did New Rochelle, Nanuet and Bronxville fair in those categories combined:
6 for 31 on third-down conversions (19%)
3 for 6 in the red zone (50%)
Efficiency is everything in the state final. It’s what shut Section 1 out this season.