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Week 6 Guide to the Games

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Masuk's PJ Kokkoros, left, and Ansonia's Arkeel Newsome will face off Thursday night.

Masuk’s PJ Kokkoros, left, and Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome will face off Thursday night.

THURSDAY

 NVL-SWC Crossover | By Gene Moretti & Rich Gregory Guide to the Games

Masuk (4-1) at Ansonia (5-0), Thursday, 6:30: Well, Masuk got caught looking ahead in loss to Pomperaug last week. Now Panthers get to see if Arkeel Newsome and Ansonia for real.

Brookfield (4-1) at Wilby (3-2), 6 pm: Both teams have only lost to quality opponents.

 

FRIDAY

 FCIAC | By Scott Ericson

St. Joseph (5-0) at Bassick (1-4) 3:30 pm: Lions riding high after win last week, high-octane Cadets will be stiffer test.

Greenwich (3-2) at Trumbull (4-1) 7 pm: The game of the night with both sides coming off blowout wins last week.

Danbury (2-3) at Staples (4-1) 7 pm: Wreckers somehow under the radar despite four straight wins.

Westhill (1-4) at Bridgeport Central (0-5) 7 p.m: Not many chances remaining on schedule for the Hilltoppers to pick up first win.

Stamford (0-5) at Brien McMahon (5-0) 7 pm: Senators defense has been dominant; Black Knights offense has been dormant. Not a good combination for Stamford.

Wilton (3-2) at Fairfield Warde (1-4) 7 pm: Mustangs are the last team the Warriors face with losing record until Thanksgiving.

Chicopee (Mass.) (2-3) at New Canaan (5-0) 7 pm: Maybe an out of state team can slow down the Rams? Wouldn’t bet on it.

 

Bunnell QB Nolan Aurelia.

Bunnell QB Nolan Aurelia.

NVL-SWC Crossover | By Gene Moretti & Rich Gregory

Derby (4-1) at Bethel (3-2), Friday, 7: After getting run over by Ansonia in the second half last week, Derby looks to regroup against Wildcats.

Seymour (3-2) at Oxford (3-2), Friday, 7: A natural rivalry between border towns. Should be fun.

Barlow (4-1) at Torrington (0-5), 7 pm: Falcons eyeing 5-1 with Pomperaug up next.

Bunnell (2-3) at Naugatuck (4-1), 7 pm: Greyhounds coach Craig Bruno takes on his old team.

Kennedy (0-5) at Stratford (1-4), 7 pm: Kennedy gave powerhouse Woodland a battle in Week 3, but hasn’t come close since.

New Fairfield (3-2) at Sacred Heart (0-5), 7 pm: Sacred Heart has been out-scored 264-61.

Newtown (5-0) at Wolcott (4-1), 7 pm: Both teams have a lot of weapons. Wolcott’s only loss was in overtime to Naugy in Week 2.

Watertown (1-4) at New Milford (1-4), 7 pm: Watertown hasn’t scored a point in October.

Woodland (5-0) at Pomperaug (2-3), 7 pm: Can Pomperaug take down an undefeated power two weeks in a row?

 

SCC | By Gene Moretti

Fairfield Prep QB Colton Smith.

Fairfield Prep QB Colton Smith.

 

Shelton (4-1) at Wilbur Cross (3-2), 3:15 pm: Shelton needs to get back up after tough loss to Fairfield Prep or Governors could spring upset.

Amity (3-2) at Notre Dame-West Haven (1-4), 7 pm: Somebody’s going to pay for ND’s rough start. It could be the Spartans this week.

Fairfield Prep (4-1) at Hand (4-1), 7 pm: Jesuits passed big road test at Shelton last week, need to do it again in Madison against suddenly surging Tigers.

Foran (3-2) at Lyman Hall (0-5), 7 pm: Lions and QB Jake Kasuba should feast on Trojans’ defense, which has allowed 218 points, most in SCC.

Xavier (4-1) at West Haven (4-1), 7 pm: This game has Class LL playoff implications written all over it.

 

 

SATURDAY

 

CSC | By Rich Gregory

Abbott Tech (1-4) at Capital Prep (5-0), noon: Capital Prep once again making it look easy in the CSC.

 

FCIAC | By Scott Ericson

Darien RB/WR Nick Lombardo.

Darien RB/WR Nick Lombardo.

 

Trinity Catholic (0-5) at Darien (4-1) 1:30 pm: Blue Wave tough at home and have shown an ability score at will. Crusaders have been giving up a ton of points lately.

Ridgefield (4-1) at Harding (2-3) 2:30 pm: Presidents may have a tough time containing Tigers.

Fairfield Ludlowe (3-2) at Norwalk (2-3) 3 pm: Both teams looking to rebound after lopsided losses to the league’s elite.

 

NVL-SWC Crossover | By Rich Gregory

Holy Cross (3-2) at Weston (3-2), 1 pm: Holy Cross looking to make it three in a row.

Notre Dame-Fairfield (0-5) at St. Paul (3-2), 1:30 pm: Notre Dame has been out-scored 238-58; St. Paul has put up 130 points in its three wins.

 

 

Chris McNamee

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