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October 8, 2012

Crunch Time

Time Change

The Manchester Essex football game this week, originally scheduled for Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m., has been moved due to the EEE outdoor ban.

The Hornets will square off with old Commonwealth Athletic Conference rival Northeast at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 at Hyland Field. Northeast could not get an early release to play a Friday afternoon game similar to this past Friday’s clash with Austin Prep. As a result the game was moved to Sunday.

Gloucester also has a slightly different schedule this week as it will be playing Saturday afternoon at Bishop Fenwick High School (1:00 p.m.) against Lynn Classical.

This weekend marks the last weekend of non-conference games as the conference schedule begins on Friday, October 19 and runs through the end of the regular season.

Hard

not to cheer

for Scutaro

@text1:Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro has done it all with the bat since he was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the San Francisco Giants on July 27.

Scutaro finished the regular season by hitting .362 with a .385 on-base percentage, .473 slugging percentage, .859 OPS, three homers, 44 RBIs, 16 doubles and 40 runs in 61 games.

Scutaro, the Giants second baseman this postseason, is hard not to root for. He was always a hard working player and team-orientated guy who was great in the Red Sox clubhouse.

Winston

sounds off

@text1:Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston was not happy with his own fans Sunday, and he had every right not to be.

The Chiefs faithful cheered when quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked unconscious and removed from Sunday’s 9-6 loss to Baltimore, and Winston let the fans know how classless they were.

It’s 100 percent sickening,” he said. “I’ve been in some rough times on some rough teams. I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there. I get emotional about it because these guys, they work their butts off. Matt Cassel hasn’t done anything to you people.”

“Hey, if he’s not the best quarterback, he’s not the best quarterback, and that’s OK, but he’s a person. And he got knocked out in a game and we’ve got 70,000 people cheering that he got knocked out.”

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru

and Christopher Smith

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