MAIN. Today’s main profiles Somers’ Sean (left( and Steven Jennings (right), all 154 inches and 540 pounds of them. The twins have emerged this season to help give the Tuskers a big and dominant offensive and defensive front that has led to a 4-0 start.
The Jennings twins, who have yet to turn 17, played sparingly last season as juniors. Their hard work and the presence of a host of other big seniors, including Dylan Owen, Dan Campbell, Jason Falasca, Robert Pontbriand and Peter Mueller, has turned Somers into a force since Day 1.
Don’t take my word for it. Tony DeMatteo said this type of size at Somers “will never happen again.”
• The lead to this week’s notebook focuses on how coaches and players will handle this week’s key rivalry games, which also happen to be non-league tilts that won’t count toward playoff qualification. Despite reservations, coaches of playoff contenders say they will press the foot to the pedal.
Just take the likes of Clarkstown North-Clarkstown South, Yorktown-Lakeland and Nyack-Spring Valley this week. All three are non-league games. And, no doubt none of the six teams can afford key injuries as they continue to fight for playoff position the next two weeks. Yet that fear doesn’t appear to have impacted how coaches or players approached this week’s games.
• The notebook also two other notes: 1. Peekskill has the second-longest losing streak in the state at 31. Albany High School is tops at 42. 2. With the section awarding forfeit league victories to Lincoln Hall’s opponents, but considering those games no contests on their overall record, new program Yonkers Montessori is 0-3 all-time…but has its first league win. Talk about a quirk.
POLL. This week’s poll is highlighted by three teams taking over as unanimous selections at No. 1: New Rochelle (AA), Lourdes (B) and Tuckahoe (C/D) after knocking off last year’s Section 1 champs.