Clark’s Corner 9/15

Joe Clark, Sports Editor

Since the first edition of Clark’s Corner, the Indians won another three games and their current win streak of 22 in a row is the best in MLB history. Not to mention that they just got Andrew Miller back to an already formidable bullpen. More on that later:


-College basketball just may be my favorite sport to watch. You’ll see a lot of CBB talk in future editions of Clark’s Corner, but i’m gonna start this one off with a local team to look out for this season: The Providence Friars. PC is seeking a 5th straight tournament appearance under Ed Cooley, and he may have his best team yet. Everyone returns except for Casey Woodring, a fan favorite walk on who appeared in a grand total of 24 games in his four years at Providence, shooting 4-21 total and 3-16 from deep. Rodney Bullock, Kyron Cartwight, and Emmitt Holt could be All-Big East players this season, and Cartwright will be joined in the backcourt by top 50 recruit Makai Ashton-Langford this season. Langford, along with top 100 forward Nate Watson and top 150 big man Dajour Dickens make up the 21st best recruiting class in the nation, per 247. Also look for Drew Edwards to make an impact after returning from injury, along with Alpha Diallo and senior Jalen Lindsey. This Friars team is deep and could be dangerous come tourney time. Don’t be surprised to see PC in the Sweet Sixteen this year.

-This Saturday, Boston College takes on Notre Dame in what used to be a big game in the college football landscape. However, with both teams having taken steps back in recent years (especially BC), the game simply hasn’t generated the buzz it used to. Expect ND to win rather easily tomorrow at Alumni Stadium. FHS alum Colton Cardinal will back up at fullback for the Eagles

-When Franklin High takes on Milford in Milford tonight in the game of the week, the Panthers will see a familiar face on the Milford sidelines. New Scarlet Hawks Head Coach Anthony Vizakis was Franklin’s offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015

-Back to the Indians: This year, the Yankees are paying Alex Rodriguez $21 million. Meanwhile, Cleveland is paying Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Andrew Miller, Francisco Lindor, and Jose Ramirez a combined $24.7 million.

-This Saturday’s Clemson-Louisville matchup will be a good chance for reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson to prove that he can play QB in the NFL. His early season performance and improved accuracy has him projected as a first round pick in some mock drafts as a QB, although doubt remains that he can stick at QB and some think he may have to transition to WR in the NFL. A good performance against the reigning National Champions could solidify his status as a first round QB

-The upcoming NFL Draft looks like a good one for teams that may need a QB. Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen (who I think may fall out of the first round), Jackson, Mason Rudolph, and potentially Baker Mayfield all could get selected in the first round, and that’s without even mentioning Luke Falk or Jarrett Stidham. Definitely a strong QB class.


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