Week 2 Guide to the games

St. Joseph quarterback Jordan Vazzano, left, and Fairfield Prep running back Joe Ganim will face off Friday night at Alumni Field.

St. Joseph quarterback Jordan Vazzano, left, and Fairfield Prep running back Joe Ganim will face off Friday night at Alumni Field.

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FCIAC | Scott Ericson Guide to the Games

Harding (1-0) at Stamford (0-1) 6 p.m.: Can Harding move to 2-0? If they do Stamford would be in a deep 0-2 hole with a tough schedule ahead.

Norwalk (1-0) at Danbury (0-1) 7 p.m.: Norwalk’s offensive line dominated Westhill and will look to do the same to the Hatters.

Brien McMahon (1-0) at Bridgeport Central  (0-1) 7 p.m.: If the Senators want to make noise in the FCIAC this season these are the type of games they need to win.

Trumbull (1-0) at Fairfield Warde (0-1) 7 p.m.: The Eagles are looking to regroup after getting thrashed by Shelton. Warde meanwhile is just searching for anything positive.

Wilton (1-0) at Staples (1-0) 7 p.m.: Staples hung with No. 1 Xavier last week and will be looking to open its FCIAC schedule with a victory.

Fairfield Ludlowe (1-0) at Ridgefield (1-0) 7 p.m.: The Tigers see themselves as a title contender and will have Tiger Hollow jumping Friday night.

 

NVL | Gino Moretti & Chris McNamee

Ansonia (1-0) at Sacred Heart (0-1), 7 pm: The Arkeel Newsome express heads into Waterbury at full-steam ahead.

Holy Cross (1-0) at Derby (1-0), 7 p.m.: Red Raiders look to make it two straight after pulsating comeback win over St. Paul.

Kennedy (0-1) at Seymour (0-1), 7 p.m.: Wildcats look to bounce back after tough non-league loss vs. Amity.

 

SCC | Gino Moretti & Chris McNamee

Foran (1-0) at West Haven (0-1): Lions and QB Jake Kasuba could make a major statement with a win over Blue Devils, who are still smarting from last week’s last-second one-point loss at Greenwich.

Law (0-1) at Wilbur Cross (0-1), 4 p.m.: Lawmen look to get untracked after loss to Jack Cochran’s Harding club.

Guilford (0-1) at Shelton (1-0), 7 p.m.: Gaels steamrolled Trumbull, should do the same tonight.

ND-West Haven (0-1) at Branford (0-1), 7 p.m.: RB Cameron Tucker a good one for Green Knights.

Sheehan (1-0) at Amity (1-0), 7 p.m.: Sheehan put up 63 on Trinity last week

 

SWC | Rich Gregory

Newtown running back Cooper Gold.

Newtown running back Cooper Gold.

Bethel (0-1) at Newtown (1-0), 7 p.m.: Defending champion Newtown looking to improve from and build off its Week 1 win. QB Joe Piatnik and Wildcats have other plans.

Immaculate (0-1) at Bunnell (0-1), 7 p.m.: Neither team wants to fall to 0-2.

Barlow (1-0) at New Milford (0-1), 7 p.m.: New Milford defense needs to come up big after allowing 71 points to Masuk last week. Containing Falcons QB Jack Shaban will be a must.

Notre Dame-Fairfield (0-1) at Masuk (1-0), 7 p.m.:  Masuk with a big opening statement in Week 1.

Oxford (1-0) at New Fairfield (1-0), 7 p.m.: Should be a good battle between two teams looking to make some noise this fall.

Pomperaug (0-1) at Brookfield (1-0), 7 p.m.: Early-season clash between perennial SWC contenders, both looking to improve from uncharacteristically sub-par seasons last year.

Regional | Scott Ericson

St. Joseph (1-0) at Fairfield Prep (1-0)  6 p.m.: Prep rolled over Stamford last week but will find this FCIAC opponent to be much tougher. Teams are meeting for the first time in 20 years.

 

SATURDAY

CSC | Rich Gregory

Bullard-Havens (0-1) at Abbott Tech (1-0), noon, Rogers Park: Rogers brothers form a potent 1-2 punch backfield duo for the Wolverines.

FCIAC | Scott Ericson

Greenwich (1-0) at Darien (1-0) 2 p.m.: Everyone is looking forward to Greenwich-New Canaan in Week 3, but Darien is legit and will give the Cardinals all they can handle.

Trinity Catholic (0-1) at Westhill (0-1) 2 p.m.: The winner will be well on its way to a City championship, lots of pride on the line in this one.

SWC | Rich Gregory

Weston (0-1) at Stratford (1-0), 1:30 p.m.: After going 2-8 last year, a 2-0 start would be huge for Stratford. Weston may have other plans, however.

Chris McNamee