Here are a few of the local scrimmages listed on the CIAC’s website for the next week beginning Saturday. Feel free to add your own events, if they’re not here.
East Haven at Derby/O’Brien Tech (10 a.m.)
New Fairfield at Ridgefield (noon)
Staples, Seymour at Shelton (noon)
Bethel at Danbury, 3:30
Stratford at Trumbull, 3:45
Immaculate at Westhill, 3
Law at Hamden 3:30
Wilbur Cross at Guilford, 3:30
Ansonia at Notre Dame-WH, 3:30
WEDNESDAY (this is the first big scrimmage day on the schedule)
Amity at Naugatuck, 3:30 (or is it Naugtuck at Amity? Conflicted schedule listed on CIAC).
Harding at Stamford, 3:30
Pomperaug at St. Joseph, 4
Weston at Wilton, 4
Fairfield Prep at Fairfield Warde, 4
Bunnell at Staples, 4
Barlow, Brookfield at Ridgefield, 5 p.m.
(and, of course), Masuk at Shelton, 6 p.m.
This Masuk-Shelton scrimmage is always a blast. It feature two of Greater Bridgeport’s two best programs and some of the region’s best players–not to mention some funny stuff, like Justin Conte and his did-he-or-didn’t-he? touchdown catch that I failed to catch on film last year. It’s also where coach John Murphy introduced me to what could have been his quarterback of the future, Wheldon Vaughn — a 6-3 sophomore.
Vaughn, however, moved to Virginia in the offseason and, of course, Masuk now has sophomore prodigy Casey Cochran joining the roster. We’ll get our first good look at the defending Class L champions in this scrimmage. Shelton is also supposed to be pretty decent behind Sr. RB Paul Piccirillo.
For tomorrow’s Connecticut Post Henry Chisholm will have a report on Ansonia, which is attempting to overcome the loss of 3/4ths of its starting lineup and the pain of last year’s Class S championship loss.
We’ll have the link up here as soon as we get it tonight. Looks like I misspoke. Henry’s out at Ansonia gathering info, but no stories yet.
And finally, disappointing news out of Stamford today where the closing of Wright Tech has forced co-op partner Stamford Academy to disband its football team, according to fellow blogger Tim Parry.
Wright Tech/Stamford Academy, under the direction of Trevor Jones, was the founding member of the Constitution State Conference, a league that managed to level the playing field for teams like Bullard-Havens, and made football a possibility for schools like Platt Tech, Abbott Tech and Wilcox Tech. The CSC remains eight schools strong, with the addition of Abbott Tech of Danbury.