Ronnie Silva did Ronnie Silva things this weekend
It’s back! America’s favorite listicle, The Top 10 – since we’re all about to die in World War 3, I figure I should crank out as many of these as possible.
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10. RONNIE SILVA RIPPED SNHU’S HEARTS OUT
The SNHU men led by 17 at one point in a must-win NE 10 game at Adelphi on Saturday, but the Panthers staged a big comeback and set up one of my favorite former NH HS players up for a chance to be a hero
Ronnie’s averaging over 20 ppg and Adelphi is 13-3 and has won 8 straight. Our man Ronnie Silva has a lot to do with that.
9. JOEY DASILVA RIPPED BEDFORD’S HEART OUT
Is Windham ahead of schedule? Most thought EJ Perry would have the Jags in the D1 mix pretty quick, but maybe not THIS quick. DaSilva’s 3 at the horn (he hit a halftime buzzer-beater too) gave Windham 3 wins in a row and have them in the mix early in D1
8. KELLY WALSH MAKES IT 2 WEEKS IN A ROW FOR BREAKING THE SCHOOL RECORD
Over 1,396 points and counting for Kelly, she eclipsed the record Thursday night and added 30 more to the total Friday in a Grizzly win on the road at Keene. Need to see a Kelly Walsh v Connor Walsh 3 point shootout. Need it.
7. IF HE HASN’T BEEN FIRED BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, BILL O’BRIEN SHOULD PROBABLY GET CANNED
I know it’s KC and you’re on the road, but blowing a 24 point lead in the playoffs is wild. I’m one of the few people that didn’t hate the decision to fake punt in a vacuum, but when you just kicked a FG on 4th and 1 at the KC 10…. I mean, are you being aggressive, or aren’t you? I think Houston has gotten as far as they can with O’Brien at the helm. I don’t want to see him waste Deshaun Watson.
6. DON’T LOOK NOW BUT WINNACUNNET HAS WON TWO STRAIGHT
Blasting Spaulding at home and then getting a good road win at Memorial to get to 2-2 after an 0-2 start. The Warriors will be favored in their next 3 before making the long trek to Keene on 1/24
5. LITTLETON MAKES A D4 STATEMENT
We all think it’ll be Littleton v Newmarket in the D4 title game (or at least both will get to the final 4), and in the big one at NHTI, the Crusaders fired the first salvo. Racing out to an early lead, Littleton fought off a spirited Mule comeback to win 60-49.
4. PORTSMOUTH BOUNCES BACK
Looked like we had a shootout in progress as Kingsley Breen was hitting shots from the airstrip at Pease for Dover, before the Clippers regathered and held the Greenwave to just 26 points in quarters 2-4 after allowing 18 in the first to win 58-44. Turns out Portsmouth is pretty good, just like every other season!
3. RUSSELL WILSON SHOULD JUST COACH THE SEAHAWKS
What exactly does Pete Carroll do, other than chew gum and screw up the first half of every Seahawks game before Russ starts drawing it up in the dirt and wins/makes the game close in the 2nd half? Sorry to see Russ out of the playoffs.
2. THE RAVENS DYNASTY IS OVER AND THEIR QB IS WASHED UP
Looks like we can turn the page on the Ravens dynasty, which lasted from November 3rd, when the Ravens beat the Pats, until losing to the Titans Saturday night. We can now say for sure that Lamar Jackson is washed up, and who knows what his future holds.
Wait, we don’t say all this stuff when other teams lose playoff games?
1. JOE MORRELL GOES OVER A THOUSAND
Future Vice President of the USA (I think I have Aidan Rupp as President, and Donovan Phanor as a Senator, if you’re scoring at home), Joe Morrell went over 1,000 for his career Friday night for Oyster River in the Bobcats loss to Pelham. Joe is a great kid, and I predict he’s gonna go far in life – not to mention he’s a Seacoast Champ as a Fighting McIsaac!
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Cam McIsaac with a good showing at the JSBC regional bowling tourney, Every Jimmy G title counts as a Pats title, 65 degrees in January is something I can get behind
Justin McIsaac writes the Top 10 every week (usually). He is the 2018 & 2019 NSMA NH Sportscaster of The Year. He has 1,000 jobs, including radio color commentary for UNH Football, Producer of "NH Today with Jack Heath", HS play by play for MOSN, The McIsaac On Sports Network, college play by play for Dartmouth, St Anselm’s, UNE, Harvard, and whoever else will cut the check. Follow him on Twitter: @justin_mcisaac