WCAC Football Rolls On, Stags Ready to Rally

We’re getting closer to a definitive playoff picture.  Last week’s scores were almost all indicative of a return to the status quo.  The surprise of the week happened to be a huge upset over Gonzaga by Paul VI in two overtimes.  The Panthers beat the Purple Eagles 41-38 in two extra periods to make it a push for a three-way tie for fourth place if the stars align.

Good Counsel waxed Saint Johns College 42-3 removing any doubt of who would get the number one seed.  The poor Cadets suddenly don’t look so tough, despite having only one conference loss, as they are coming to the hardest part of their schedule late in the season.   The Falcons, on the other hand, look completely invincible and are on a virtual cakewalk.

The only team that appears to have a shot against Good Counsel is DeMatha -and that could only occur in the championship game at the end of November.  The Stags had a decisive victory over Bishop O’Connell 41-0, in a return to defensive domination.  If DeMatha is firing on all cylinders around WCAC championship time, look for the upset and what would amount to be the biggest win that the Stags have managed in football, to date.

In a battle for fourth place in the league Bishop McNamara came out of obscurity to keep their hopes alive with an expected win over Archbishop Carroll, 27-9.  The Lions still can’t manage all that well on offense and the Mustangs didn’t want to end their streak of playoff appearances.  The result: another horrible season for Archbishop Carroll.

In fringe WCAC news, Bishop Ireton thoroughly trounced Saint Mary’s Ryken 51-0 which is leading me to speculate that both teams should be official participants next year.  If the Bishop Ireton Cardinals can be content with two or three wins in the league every year then they need to jump on this bandwagon right now.

Dandini’s 2008 WCAC Week 9 Power Rankings

1. Good Counsel (8-0, 5-0)
2. DeMatha (6-2, 4-1)
3. Saint Johns College (6-2, 4-1)
4. Bishop McNamara (4-4, 2-3)
5. Bishop O’Connell (5-3, 2-3)
6. Gonzaga (2-6, 2-3)
7. Paul VI (3-5, 1-4)
8. Archbishop Carroll (1-7, 0-5)
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