Archbishop Spalding won a coin flip on Sunday afternoon, breaking a three-way tie with Archbishop Curley and Boys’ Latin and sending the Cavaliers back to the MIAA B Conference Championship Game to defend the title they won last year.
The B Conference championship has been moved from it originally scheduled date of Nov. 13 and will now be played on Nov. 20 at Mount St. Joseph, at 1:00 p.m. The move allows for a playoff game to determine Spalding’s opponent and that game will feature Curley at Boys’ Latin on Saturday at noon.
Boys’ Latin defeated Curley 21-7 on the same field in week two. Later Curley knocked off Spalding, 17-7, before the Cavaliers bounced back to defeat BL, 39-29. Those results left all three teams 1-1 in their head-to-head meetings and when they all finished with just one league loss, the extra playoff game was made necessary.
Spalding will be making its fifth trip to the championship game since it was introduced in 2005. The Cavaliers defeated Boys’ Latin in that first title game and knocked off the Lakers again in last year’s championship. Spalding also won the 2006 championship and it will be seeking its fourth overall championship.
Those were the only two trips to the championship game for the Lakers. Their lone MIAA football title came in 2003 when they shared the C Conference crown with John Carroll.
Curley won four B Conference titles between 2000 and 2004 before moving up to the A Conference for the 2005 season and spending 2006 as a football independant. The Friars are seeking their first trip to the B Conference title game since returning to the league in 2007.
To view a video of the actual coin flip, click on the Related Videos link above.
Click here to view the list of past MIAA football champions.