Week 9 will be over Tuesday night at approximately 9 p.m. Week 10 begins not 24 hours later when Central heads up to Tiger Hollow to play playoff hopeful Ridgefield.
Then we begin four consecutive days of postponed games, including the ill-advised NVL Championship game between Ansonia and Woodland on Thursday night. Anyone who watched Wolcott demolish the Hawks last weekend should agree.
Everyone’s still scrambling to catch up before the final week of the regular season. Including us.
We still haven’t even reviewed Week 9. We still have to talk about and show you the highlights from Monday night’s SCC ‘battle’ between West Haven and Xavier. Now we’ve gotta jump into Week 10? Foof. Somebody stop the world for a moment.
Everyone catch your breath because there’s no rest for the weary from here until the state championship games at Rentschler… if we ever survive.
Anyway, here’s the latest state polls (The Day will be released soon). Not much change except to see West Haven drop and Norwich Free Academy leap into the fray. So peruse and discuss. It’s back to work for us. The Guide to the Games for Week 10 will also be out shortly.
NHR Media Top 10
Dropped Out: West Haven (9).
Other teams receiving votes: Glastonbury (8-1), 228; North Branford (8-0), 220; Middletown (8-1) and West Haven (7-2), 203; Hillhouse (7-2), 172; New Canaan (7-1), 87; Berlin (8-1), 54; Hyde (8-0), 42; Wolcott (8-1), 35; Fitch (7-1), 28; Trinity Catholic (7-1), 17; New London (7-2), 9; St. Joseph (6-2), 8.
The following voted: Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bob Barton, New Haven Register; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam-Acorn; Sean Patrick Bowley, Connecticut Post; Don Boyle, Sporting News CT; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Kyle Brennan, Waterbury Republican-American; Chris Brodeur, Danbury News-Times; Bryant Carpenter, Meriden-Record Journal; George DeMaio, WELI; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Matt Doran, MSG Varsity; Tom Evans, Norwalk Hour; Noah Finz, WTNH-8; Ned Griffen, The Day of New London; John Holt, WFSB-3; Mark Jaffee, Waterbury Republican-American; Ken Lipshez, West Hartford News/New Britain City Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Mike Pucci, New Haven Register; Dave Ruden, Stamford Advocate; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Mike Wollschlager, New Haven Register; Jimmy Zanor, Shore Line Newspapers.
The Day Top 10 Coaches
Dropped out: West Haven (8), and Berlin (10)
Also receiving votes: Glastonbury (7-1), 98 points; Hillhouse-New Haven (7-2), 97; Middletown (8-1), 96; New Canaan (7-1), 88; West Haven (7-2), 64; Wolcott (8-1), 61; North Branford (8-0), 50; Berlin (8-1), 44; Avon (9-0), 43; Fitch (7-1), 26; St. Joseph-Trumbull (6-2), 18; Tie, Hartford Capital/Classical/Acheivement (9-0) and Trinity Catholic-Stamford (7-1), 7.
The following coaches voted: Tom Brockett, Ansonia; Jim Buonocore, Ledyard; Craig Bruno, Bunnell-Stratford; Dave Cadelina, Bridgeport Central; Steve Filippone, Hand-Madison; Rob Fleeting, Windsor; Tanner Grove, Montville; Jude Kelly, St. Paul-Bristol; Tim King, Valley Regional-Deep River; Sean Marinan, Xavier-Middletown; John Murphy, Masuk-Monroe; Marce Petroccio, Staples-Westport; Bob Zito, Maloney-Meriden.