There’s a lot to cover this week and only five short days to do so. My personal schedule has changed for this week because two of the Section 1 finals will be held on Sunday, so don’t expect the normal blog routine. I’m going to mix it up — and hopefully cater to your reading experience in the process.
First of all, I’m off today, so there’s no Varsity Insider Chat, nor will there be the typical Monday game balls. Instead, we’ll hand out game balls on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to open this week’s VI Chat. The rest of the show will take a look ahead at this weekend’s five Section 1 championship games.
I know the lack of a Monday show will prevent us for looking backward at an action-filled weekend of semifinal games, but I’ll make it up to you. Check back later today for my quick thoughts and snap judgments on last weekend’s nine big games — the eight semifinals and the CHSFL’s battle for No. 1. I’ll try to cover all the basis about why teams advanced and why others went home before they’d hoped.
On Tuesday, I’ll post the penultimate Top 10 poll of the season. I figure with the state playoffs coming, there’s no reason to rank teams beyond this week. That is, of course, until the season is over. However, that doesn’t mean this week’s Top 10 will be easy. After what I watched and what we learned over the weekend, I definitely have to contemplate some serious changes in the rankings.
Hopefully, by Wednesday we can begin to take a look at the Section 1 championship games and offer some scouting reports on teams that advanced to Mahopac. It will be a good opportunity to setup the matchups, three of which are actually rematches from during the regular season. My plan is for the reports to continue into Thursday, followed by my predictions on Friday morning for the championship games and the rest of the area football schedule.
Of course, I’ll provide another post or few throughout the week. For instance, the CHSFL will finalize its playoff brackets today, so I should have the schedule for that shortly. And if there’s anything else you’d like to see or read, let me know. I can’t guarantee it, but it never hurts to ask.