Week 9 Guide to the Games


NVL | By Doug Bonjour

Ansonia (8-0) at Seymour (5-3), 6 : Chargers saw New Canaan leapfrog them for top spot in state polls. Another win will make it 37 in a row for Arkeel Newsome and Co., a school record.



FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Guide to the Games

Stamford (2-6) at Norwalk (3-5), 7:00: Two in a row for the Black Knights

Danbury (3-5) at Trumbull (6-2), 7:00: Since that is all the Eagles do, assume this one gets decided in final seconds.

Westhill (4-4) at Greenwich (5-3) 7:00: Cardinals have broken 40 last 5 games.

Staples (6-2) at Bridgeport Central (0-8) 7:00: Staples suddenly back in championship game conversation.

Brien McMahon (7-0) at Ridgefield (6-2) 7:00: Senators first big test, game of the night with Class LL and FCIAC implications.

New Canaan (8-0) at Wilton (3-5) 7:00: Rams new No. 1 in state, but Warriors are tough at Fujitani Field.

St. Joseph (7-1) at Fairfield Warde (2-6) 7:00: Cadets look to get back on track, still in Class M driver’s seat.

East Haven (1-7) at Ludlowe (4-4) 7:00: East Haven’s only win came vs FCIAC opponent.


NVL | By Doug Bonjour

Derby (4-4) at Watertown (1-7), 7: Struggling Watertown a welcomed sight for Red Raiders, losers of four straight.


Foran QB Jake Kasuba.

Foran QB Jake Kasuba.

SCC | By Doug Bonjour

Fairfield Prep (6-2) at Hamden (3-5), 7: Jesuits can regroup before brutal back-to-back against Xavier and West Haven to close out regular season.

Shelton (6-2) at Xavier (6-2), 7: Huge playoff implications on the line between two Class LL heavyweights at Palmer. Buckle up.

Foran (6-2) at North Haven (7-1), 7: North Haven’s up to No. 9 in state poll. Lions quietly gaining strength with four-game win streak. Plenty on the line here, as well.

Law (1-6) at Branford (0-7), 7: Four games left, guys. Four games.

Amity (4-4) at Cheshire (3-5), 7: Rams have been shut out last two weeks. Amity’s in no hurry to let them end their scoring drought.


SWC | By Doug Bonjour

New Fairfield (5-3) at Bunnell (3-5), 7: Rebels allowed 41 points last week, Bulldogs gave up 38. Whose defense will stand up? Anyone’s?

Bethel (6-2) at Oxford (4-4), 7: Wildcats in the hunt in Class M state playoffs. One more loss could change that. Can Wolverines play spoiler?

New Milford (3-5) at Brookfield (7-1), 7: Bobcats have played only one game closer than 29 points during current six-game win streak. Green Wave’s won two of last three.

Stratford (3-5) at Newtown (8-0), 7: This has been too easy, Nighthawks.



FCIAC | By Scott Ericson

Bassick (1-6) at Trinity Catholic (0-8) 1:00: Crusaders still looking for first win.

Darien (7-1) at Harding (3-5) 1:30: Blue Wave in thick of Class L race, still alive in FCIAC.

SWC | By Doug Bonjour

Joel Barlow (7-1) at Notre Dame-Fairfield (0-8), 1: Falcons one win from potential huge Week 10 showdown with Brookfield. Don’t expect Lancers to ruin those plans.

Pomperaug (3-5) at Weston (3-5), 1: It gets a tad easier for Trojans after consecutive losses to Holy Cross, Newtown and Brookfield.



Chris McNamee