OK, I have a handful of items to touch on this afternoon, so here goes:
• We’re less than two hours away from the latest edition of Varsity Insider Chat. Jake Thomases and I will hand out some gameballs and talk about the news and notes from an eventful Week 3. We hope you can join us for the show. This is your opportunity to talk about your team. Send us your questions and your comments and we’ll read them live on the air. As always, the show will start at 7 p.m. on LoHud.com/VCLive.
• I expect to have a loaded Fifth Quarter, but I’m going to save the details until it publishes tomorrow. The topics: Carmel’s comeback win over Ketcham; health updates no White Plains’ Terrelle Eaton and North Rockland’s Darius Favors; Sidney Weston doing his best Jeff Mack; and more.
• Amazingly, there are only a few games the rest of the regular season that even have the potential to pit one unbeaten against another. One that we’re guaranteed to see is this Friday, Poughkeepsie at Somers. So far that game leads in the Week 4 Game of the Week voting.
• Coaches, if you have stats from Week 3 (or before) you’d like updated, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m updating them tonight.
• Lots of talk about rankings the last two days. I’ll admit, I have not decided who will be the new No. 1 in Class A but it’s definitely between Harrison and Nyack. I can see the point of people who believe Harrison is only getting to 100 percent, but Nyack’s performance on short rest at Rye was the best of the year in Class A. It’s a tough call.
• Also, many of you have debated who should be No. 1, talking about the strength of one schedule vs. the strength of another. That’s fair, but when I select the rankings it also boils down to who I believe looks like the best team. And when I watch teams on the field so far — offense, defense, special teams and coaching — I think New Rochelle is the best. Many of you vastly underrate the Huguenots’ individual talent because the players lack stats. Big mistake.