Saturday, October 13, 2007

6-0 Football on Both Sides of Brighton

Football fans have watched Boston College's football program rack up a 6-0 record so far this year leading into today's game against Notre Dame.  The Eagles are ranked 4th in the nation in the AP and USA Today polls, and 8th in the nation in what is arguably the most mathematically-justified algorithm.

Far fewer people have noticed, however, that on the other side of town at Brighton High School a team with a long history of losing records has totally turned the program around and rebuilt into a powerhouse.  They beat Madison Park Friday night for the first time in school history, thereby staying undefeated this year with a 6-0 record.  Bengals coach Timo Philip told the Boston Herald:
“It’s all about building the program,” Philip said. “What’s important is that we didn’t take a step back from our goal, which is to go 12-0. They played tough, they got up and came back (after MP took an 8-6 lead) with no pouting or no pointing fingers. We just play good, hard football, and that’s what we’ve been pointing to.”
Brighton High School made it to the Super Bowl game last year, but lost to West Bridgewater 34-14.  Sounds like they have a bigger goal this year.

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