Glastonbury looks for 10th win vs. Simsbury

The Tomahawks do not have a Thanksgiving game, and will be able to enjoy the holiday at home with their families as they prepare for December’s Class LL playoffs.

The game against Simsbury isn’t officially a rivalry yet, but it’s been a good matchup for the two teams of late. This matchup will be played on Saturday night the 23rd.

These two teams are headed in opposite directions. Glastonbury is currently fourth in Class LL for the playoffs. Although they are 9-1, they have yet to clinch a playoff spot. That makes this week even more important for the Tomahawks. If the season ended today, they would face off against CCC rival Hall at home for the first round of the playoffs.

Simsbury is limping to the finish of their season. They come in at 2-8 and would love nothing more than to potentially knock Glastonbury out of the playoffs, but it will take a once in a lifetime performance to knock off the 9-1 team.

Glastonbury does it all. Offensively they are balanced, but if they wanted to they could probably pass or run 70 times per game and it wouldn’t make much of a difference. Jalen Ollie has been all world at quarterback this year. He has had numerous 300 yard passing performances and has been able to use his legs to get first downs for his team. It is said that he is leaning towards prep school, but he will have plenty of offers that are out there for him.

This weekend Scott Daniels’ team put in their most impressive performance. Against last year’s Class L state runner up, Windsor, they dominated the game. Behind Ollie and 6-4 receiver Ethan Ericson. Ericson has had outstanding performances in each of the past two weeks.

The other stud on offense has been running back Donevin O’Reilly who had an unheard of 176 yards rushing, and 112 yards receiving. Those are stats that make him jump out on paper. How would be he stopped? Currently. Glastonbury is showing that they can do it all. On November 15 they had 524 yards of total offense against what is considered to be one of the top teams in the state. Their impressive body of work speaks for itself.

If Simsbury can get anything going, they need to worry about containing lineman Andrew Cavanna who has been a force on both sides of the ball for Glastonbury. It could end up being a long night for the Trojans.

Glastonbury must worry a bit about overlooking Simsbury and to be looking to far ahead to the playoffs. They have already clinched their division title, but the state championship is always the goal.

 

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