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SPB’s Guide to Week 4’s Games



Categories: Guide To The Games
Sean Patrick Bowley

36 Responses

  1. Frank Football says:

    Wilby is 2-1, I feel a upset. Wilby over Raider, Pizza is awesome in Derby.

  2. Frank Football says:

    Hamden lost to Danbury

  3. @Frank – Ah.. Thanks on Wilby. And Hamden beat Law last week, hence…

  4. WCC of old says:

    Bethel goes 0-4, sorry Brookfield, New Milford gets the W, Oxfords is good, Barlow OMG good what happened, poor IHS not a good year at all.

  5. WCC of old says:

    Forgot about Masuk, don’t care about Masuk not a fan but boy that’s a good program, hats off to them. One more thing Brookfield will go 7 & 3 loses to Newtown, Masuk and a dark horse…Barlow???

  6. NFRebelFan says:

    Pacheco, played JV at NF in 9th then moved to Texas in 10th grade then moved back to NF for 11 th grade but did not play
    11 th grade due to an injury. He is now in 12th and is looking very good.

  7. @NFRebelFan – Rhetorical, but thanks for more info

  8. Hsfan says:

    I think Barlow loses to Stratford this week.

  9. Ballfoot says:

    I think some of the records are wrong. I would check Wilby and Hamden’s record, maybe others

  10. cthsfbfan says:

    Sean, I think Frank Football was trying to say you have Hamden listed at 3 – 0.

  11. HS Sports says:

    May not like Barlow but Stratford was not discipline enough to handle option and will struggle to score – Barlow is a tough game for anyone who has not seen the triple option

  12. Honus says:

    Greenwich will make Trumbull see red, Ridgefield will maul Wilton, NC will ramrod McMahon, Darien will drown Danbury, Norwalk doesn’t have a prayer vs Trinity, and Warde should trample Bassick. I can’t see any upsets there.

    The only truly interesting FCIAC game is St. Joe vs. Stamford. As I wrote earlier, it will give us better insights not just about these teams, but those they’ve played. Of special note is Westhill who should beat Central… who might just be 5-1 by the time they reach Greenwich, if they play their Cards right. And either Ludlowe or Harding is finally going from Keystone Cops to Keystone Light come Saturday night.

  13. Pardits says:

    Is SJ for real this year? Hope so

  14. Bay says:

    Week 4 preview

    Naugatuck at Sacred Heart
    A: Scarlet red uniforms, programs that used to relevant, and Dave Coggins won’t be playing for them.
    Q: Who are Naugatuck High School and Boston College?
    Trebeck: Correct
    Contestant: I’ll take NVL recruiting rumors for $200, Alex.

    Whitney Tech at Platt Tech
    Too bad Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin and not the forward pass.

    Bassick at Fairfield Warde
    Can’t wait to hear how DellaVolpe subtly bashes his team after this one.

    Trumbull at Greenwich
    Cardinals can use their 4th string QB here.

    Wilton at Ridgefield
    Is Wilton for real? (spoiler alert: No)

    McMahon at New Canaan
    Mixed metaphor time: Rams righted the ship last week, look to keep the train rolling on Friday night.

    Wilby at Derby
    Great way to recover after a night out: breakfast from Duchess. Great way to recover from an Ansonia beating: a Waterbury public school on the schedule.

    Ansonia at Holy Cross
    Two reigning champs square off at Municipal. Chargers will never be able to keep up with this Catholic school powerhouse. #catholicleague

    Daniel Hand at Wilbur Cross
    Another afternoon trip to the Elm City for the Tigers. This one will be considerably easier.

    Notre Dame-West Haven at Cheshire
    Shelton at Fairfield Prep
    Two very important games for Ray Curren’s SCC power ratings.

    Xavier at Hamden
    X shouldn’t get to beat up on these tiny, helpless, public schools. #catholicleague

    Wolcott at Seymour
    Cupcakes are over for the Wildcats. What would you call a team that’s a little better than a cupcake? Muffin? Danish?

    Brookfield at Newtown
    Will the fathead also make it to road games? We can only hope.

    Masuk at Bunnell
    Some people (read: everyone outside of Monroe) would love to see Castelot & Co. knock off the Panthers. All the onside kicks and fake punts in the world aren’t gonna help in this one though.

    Plainfield at North Providence (RI)
    Hope the bus will stop at Dave & Buster’s.

    North Haven at New London
    In an attempt to miss the playoffs, North Haven scheduled this game. Bold move.

    Stamford at St. Joseph
    Isn’t Black Knights much more offensive than Indians?

    Trinity Catholic at Norwalk
    TC can smell the SPB Elite 8, they are so close. It smells like Axe body spray.

    Immaculate at Weston
    Immaculate is defined as “free from fault or error.” Cruel irony.

    Oxford at Notre Dame-Fairfield
    Oxford won’t be able to keep up with this multi-city juggernaut. #catholicleague

    enjoy the games!

  15. Tom says:

    Prep shelton any chance fire shelton anyone?

  16. Yea some of the records are incorrect. Fix soon

  17. johnnyribbs says:

    Bay rules.

  18. .................... says:

    ridgefield big over wilton ….. can we see more of dunne ???
    central puts up a bunch and wins a shootout over westhill
    st joes and stamford tight early but sj opens it up in the 2nd half
    nc/mcmahon im expecting a nc win but closer than many expect
    trinity over nhs ….. not sure if oleary is back but i like trinitys offense anyway and nhs cant seem to find the endzone
    darien BIG over danbury im thinking darien scores over 50

  19. jeb says:

    SPB…confirmed that eight players (seven starters) will not be in uniform for New Canaan tonight against Brien McMahon.

  20. @jeb – We’ve confirmed. Thanks.

  21. Welcome back Bay! Hysterical

  22. Xhs says:

    Anyone got a Middletown / Wethersfield prediction? I got it as a toss up.

  23. Jay says:

    NC situation is a shame…Lou usually sweeps this stuff under the rug.

  24. Brian says:

    NC suspending kids already and it’s not even Darien week? What did they do?

  25. Brian says:

    Dave Ruden’s OT blog says violation of team rules and is one of them is Bossidy.

  26. roto says:

    Now that’s snark.

  27. BigPoppa says:

    Dont be surprised to see a complete reversal of last years Stamford St. Joe’s score. St. Joe’s offense is rolling and defense is hot as well.

  28. JB says:

    We love snark … must be a BIG story brewing.

    The quote from Ruden’s Overtime blog: “It’s an unfortunate situation,” Marinelli said. We haven’t had this kind of problem. I feel personally responsible for what has happened.”

    What the heck could that be were Lou is responsible?

  29. From what I know, it’s typical. Lou’s being hard on himself. He did what he had to do.

  30. roto says:

    For the record, I was referring to Bay

  31. Honus says:

    The kids did what most kids in HS do, but they got caught doing it.

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  33. fciacfan1 says:

    Norwalk is 1-2, not 0-3. They beat Danbury on opening night.

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  35. Master Legend says:

    I heard thru the rumor mill that Platt Tech went up 53-0 on Whitney Tech last night with 4 minutes to go. On the ensuing kickoff, PT stood there and let a kid run back the kick. Which one is more embarrassing….losing by 53, or having a team let you score??

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