Perhaps looking forward to next week’s showdown at St. Mary’s, host Archbishop Williams was stunned by previously winless Arlington Catholic, 36-18, Saturday. They weren’t alone. With a chance to keep its playoff hopes alive, Cardinal Spellman fell to Bishop Fenwick Saturday night, 44-28.
The good news for the Bishops (2-1 league, 5-2 overall) is the defeat does not end their playoff hopes. A win over St. Mary’s Saturday and a victory over Cardinal Spellman on Thanksgiving Eve would still clinch the Catholic Central Large. But Spellman’s loss means it’s no longer a three-team race. Cardinal Spellman (4-4, 1-2) is out of the chase and a busy weekend ends with St. Mary’s the lone conference unbeaten at 4-0.