When it comes down to the final few games in the Independent School League, you can bet that one team is carrying fate in its own hands, and that everyone else is looking to whack it right out.
As fate would have it, it sat firmly in the hands of two teams, with a few others salivating for the chance to jump up into the fray should they falter.
Instead, both Governor’s Academy and Noble & Greenough held on firmly, carefully navigating the final week of play to each capture a share of the ISL crown last month.
"It’s pretty stressful," said Nobles head coach Matt Rowley, who garnered his first league title in his ninth season at the helm. "I looked at the last six or so years of the league where the secondplace teams were going into the final few weeks, and four of the last six years there has been a team that’s had fate in their own hands and lost to a team that they probably should not have lost to, to lose a share of the title.