The Connolly family of Weymouth, including WHS boys cross country coach John, has held on to a secret for most of the year.

No, it is not a deep dark secret, but one where the family had some fun. The Connolly family appeared earlier this year as contestants on the Family Feud, a game show hosted by Steve Harvey.

The taping of their appearance was earlier this year. They were told that they could not talk about how they did until the show aired on Nov. 3.

How did they do?

“We can now tell you that we lost,” Connolly said. “You can imagine how difficult it was for me to last six months having to tell people to tune in and knowing that we lost.”

Connolly was able to hold that secret for six months but he is hoping that he has another secret that he will be able to let people know about.

The Weymouth boys cross country team hoped that they could come through with their own success in the Division 1 Eastern Mass meet.

“We wanted to get people to watch Family Feud, but certainly for my team there is a little bit of mystery for us in the Division 1 meet,” Connolly said. “It is the championship season and the guys know that this was the big meet.

“(The Bay State Conference) got us ready for the (Division 1) meet. We knew that it would be tough to win the title. You had teams like Wellesley, Newton North, Brookline and Needham that were tough to beat. We knew that having tough meets with them would get us tuned up for the Eastern Mass meet.”

The Wildcats finished 15th as a team in the Division. 1 Eastern Mass meet in Wrentham.

“We have five seniors that ran in the meet,” Connolly said. “They led us, they are down to their last hurrah and they gave us our best chance that we have had in the last few years.”

Those seniors were Dave Glavin, Kevin Fischer, Jack Dolan, Duncan MacLeod and Sean Doogue.

“We also have some younger runners that came on strong towards the end of the season,” said Connolly. “Owen O’Brien has come through the last couple of weeks and he was strong for us. Jake Connolly is sophomore and he has come on strong in his first season of cross country. Tom Fidrocki, a sophomore is doing well and junior Nick Abbott has done well.”

Glavin was the top Wildcat finisher as he was 35th in 16:39 on the 5,000-meter course.

Dolan was next for Weymouth as he was 58th, MacLeod was 82nd, Fischer was 92nd and O’Brien finished 93rd for the Wildcats.

The Weymouth girls finished 14th, led by Brianna Tantillo. She finished 42nd in 20:26.

Rachel Needham finished 61st, Jenny Sivieri was 64th and Jessica Fleming was 81st as they were the four Weymouth runners to finish in the top 100.

For the second consecutive year Connor O’Toole qualified for the Division 1 State Golf Individual Tournament.

As a junior, he shot a 77 in the Division 1 South Sectionals and qualified for the State Individual Tournament. He tied for 19th last year as he shot a 79.

In his senior year, O’Toole shot a 75 and was in a four-way tie for ninth place with the 5-over score at the Haverhill Country Club. He shot a 77 at the Division 1 South Sectionals to qualify.