Something kept me from believing in the Canon-McMillan boys basketball team, even after wins against McKeesport, Moon and Peters Township.
Maybe McKeesport, whose only loss is to C-M, just played a bad game or overlooked the Big Macs.
Maybe Canon-McMillan played the game of its life against Moon.
And, I covered the game against Peters Township, it was not a pretty sight.
I kept saying, "We'll see what happens when they play Upper St. Clair. I think it's a mental thing. The only thing Canon-Mac can beat them in is wrestling."
Once again, I am wrong.
The Big Macs made believers out of me with their win over Upper St. Clair Wednesday night. It's the kind of victory, as the playoffs near, that can prove vital to postseason success. Beating the team that's been unbeatable to C-M for years, has to be a massive mental boost.
All that stands in the way of C-M's first section championship in boys basketball since 1973 is a tough game Friday at Peters Township, who'd like nothing better than to keep the Big Macs from claiming the title outright or sharing it with Moon.
Kudos to the Big Macs players, Coach Rick Bell and his staff. Now, I expect C-M to contend for a WPIAL championship.
No pressure though.