Welcome back to another high school football season. We’re still rolling out previews and will hit the SCC and SWC today.
But in honor of the first game of the season, and new coach Nick Aprea’s first as head coach at O’Brien Tech, we’ll present to you this week’s guide a little early. [Related: Regional Constitution State Conference team previews]
Some of these references you might not understand unless you know things our previews will tell you later this week. But you’ll eventually get it. We promise.
For the uninitiated, the guide is a longstanding institution at Connecticut Post. It started as basic one-liners, but eventually morphed into snark thanks to former Post writer Dave Agostino.
Now it’s a can’t-miss part of your Friday because, well, how else will you get an honest feel of what’s going on and which game to attend? You won’t.
Programming note: This guide deals only with the regional Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s coverage area, as will the Elite 8, which is out in print and will be published here once the graphics guys get to work. (Quick tip: We don’t have graphics guys.)
“Regional coverage” this year is defined as the FCIAC, the SWC, the three lower Valley schools, four local CSC schools, and the SCC from Fairfield up to the West Haven-Orange line. (We’ve drawn back the blanket on the eastern end.)
Anyway, on to the guide: