The collision course between Pinkerton and Bishop Guertin was unsurprising. It was the assumed Division 1 state championship game in New Hampshire from before the first faceoff of the season.
As the Cardinals soared through their schedule, however, it seemed the Nashua based squad had pulled away from the pack. Not losing a game all season and frequently taking down the big guns in Massachusetts and beyond, it appeared it was Guertin's season.
Pinkerton had plans of its own.