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Guide to the Games: Week 11

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THURSDAY SWC Championship Newtown (10-0) vs. Brookfield (9-1) 7 p.m. (at Pomperaug High): Nighthawks are bidding for third straight conference title, including two in a row over Brookfield. CSC Platt Tech (2-6) at Prince Tech (7-2) 2 p.m.: Panthers — losers of three of their last four — will need a strong effort to curb […] [Read More]

Guide to the Games: Week 10

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FRIDAY FCIAC By Scott Ericson Wilton (3-6) at Ridgefield (1-8) 6 p.m.: The Warriors have not beaten their rivals in 19 years. Ludlowe (4-5) at Stamford (5-4) 6 p.m.: Black Knights looking to get back to early-season form and finish above .500. Trumbull (3-6) at Bridgeport Central (2-7) 7 p.m.: Eagles have lost two in […] [Read More]
Undefeated Shelton hosts Xavier in a key SCC clash on Friday night,

Guide to the Games: Week 9

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FRIDAY  NVL Ansonia (7-1) at Woodland (3-4) 6:30 p.m.: The rematch of last year’s NVL and Class S championship games won’t generate nearly the same amount of buzz. Naugatuck (6-1) at Derby (6-1) 7 p.m.: The road to the postseason isn’t easy for the Red Raiders, starting with a visit from an NVL contender. Wolcott […] [Read More]
New Cananan and St. Joseph meet Saturday in a rematch of the FCIAC championship.

Guide to the Games: Week 8

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THURSDAY NVL | By Doug Bonjour Seymour (4-2) at Derby (5-1) 6 p.m.: Red Raiders own the NVL’s longest winning streak at four games. They’d be wise to extend that streak with Naugatuck, Wolcott and Shelton still on the schedule. Oxford (0-6) at Sacred Heart/Kaynor (0-7) 6 p.m. (at Municipal Stadium): Coming off a bye, […] [Read More]
Newtown's Jared Pearson, left, and Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale, right, lead their teams into Friday's SWC championship rematch.

Week 7 Guide to the Games: Brookfield, Newtown meet in SWC remacth

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FRIDAY CSC | By Doug Bonjour Bullard Havens (4-2) at Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin (3-3) 6 p.m. (at Palmer Field): Tigers beat previously unbeaten Prince Tech last week for their fourth straight win. O’Brien Tech (0-6) at Cheney Tech (5-1) 6 p.m.: Schedule doesn’t get any easier for the winless Condors. Their next two opponents are a […] [Read More]
Ansonia's Jai'Quan McKight, left, and Newtowns Troy Frangione will face off in Friday's SWC-NVL crossover game.

Guide to the Games: Week 6

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FRIDAY CSC | By Doug Bonjour O’Brien Tech (0-5) at Quinebaug Valley (1-4) 6:30 p.m.: Woes continue for Condors, despite production from quarterback Devin Bacchiocchi. FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Bassick (0-5) at St. Joseph (4-1) 3 p.m.: Cadets begin stretch of 5 straight home games. McMahon (4-1) at Stamford (4-1) 6 p.m.: Huge game […] [Read More]
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Guide to the Games: Week 5

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FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-1) at Wilton (3-1) 6 p.m.: The Cadets hoping to rebound after a collapse at Darien last week, visit a surprising Warriors team. Greenwich (1-3) at Norwalk (1-3) 7 p.m.: The Cardinals road to redemption and possibly a Class LL playoff spot began last week. New Canaan […] [Read More]
Seymour's Joey Salemme breaks free for a touchdown during last season's meeting with Ansonia.

Guide To The Games: Week 4

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THURSDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-0) at Darien (3-0) 3 p.m.: Game of the week with the winner getting an inside track to FCIAC Championship game. Fairfield Ludlowe (2-1) at  Harding (1-2) 3:30 p.m.: Falcons look to avoid losing two straight to Bridgeport schools. Danbury (2-1) at Bridgeport Central (1-2) 6 p.m.: […] [Read More]

Guide To The Games: Week 3

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FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Fairfield Ludlowe (2-0) at Bridgeport Central (0-2) 7 p.m.: Falcons can move to 3-0 with a win up the road in Bridgeport. St. Joseph (2-0) at Ridgefield (0-2) 7 p.m.: Skinny: Cadets open play in the FCIAC after two quality out of conference wins put them in the state […] [Read More]
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Guide to the Games: Week 1

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WEDNESDAY FCIAC-SCC Challenge | By Scott Ericson Ridgefield at Cheshire 6 p.m. Last season: Ridgefield 17, Cheshire 14 Skinny: Cheshire returns players on both sides of the ball while the Tigers took heavy graduation losses though QB Ryan Dunn is back. Harding at Jonathan Law 7 p.m. Last season: Harding 32, Law 14 Skinny: Last […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Guide to the Games

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Tuesday  SWC Oxford 28, Pomperaug 12: Steve Pearson scores two touchdowns as Wolverines exit SWC on a high note. Newtown 42, Masuk 7: Undefeated Nighthawks roll behind 256 yards, 5 TDs from Cooper Gold. New Fairfield 33, New Milford 12: Rebels claim Candlewood Cup, finish at 8-3 thanks to two touchdowns apiece from Mike McCourt […] [Read More]

Week 10 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY   NVL | By Doug Bonjour Crosby (1-8) at Ansonia (9-0), 6: Chargers escaped major scare from Seymour last week. Don’t expect much drama in this one.   FRIDAY   FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Greenwich (6-3) at Danbury (3-6), 6:00: Cardinals playing for nothing more than pride for first time in long time. […] [Read More]

Week 7 Guide to the Games

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Friday FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Bassick (1-4) at Stamford (0-6) 6: If Cam Webb returns from injury Black Knights have chance to pick up their first win. Central (0-6) at Norwalk (2-4) 7: Bears looking to get back on track after a couple of tough weeks. Harding (2-4) at Danbury (2-4) 7: Hatters improving, […] [Read More]

Week 6 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY  NVL-SWC Crossover | By Gene Moretti & Rich Gregory 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 […] [Read More]

Week 5 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Bridgeport Central (0-4) at Bassick (0-4) 6:30 pm: City games in Bridgeport always draw a crowd and the winner here gets an inside track to the City championship. NVL | By Gene Moretti Seymour (2-2) at Sacred Heart (0-4), Thursday, 6 pm: Sacred Heart has allowed nearly 55 points […] [Read More]

Week 3 Guide to the games

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THURSDAY NVL | By Chris McNamee Derby (2-0) at Wilby (2-0), 6:30 pm: Red Raiders aiming for 3-0, but will have to win on the road to get there.   FRIDAY   FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Stamford (0-2) at Trumbull (1-1) 7 pm: The Eagles avoided going 0-2 with a win against Warde, but […] [Read More]

Week 2 Guide to the games

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FRIDAY FCIAC | Scott Ericson 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. […] [Read More]

SPB’s Guide to Week 10 Games

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SPB’s Guide to Week 9′s Games

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♦♦♦ Take a break from shoveling to peruse this week’s guide. There will be football this week. Especially if you live in Oxford: How will the 9 inches of snow affect the game this Saturday? It won’t football is played in any type of condition! — Oxford Football (@Oxford_Football) November 8, 2012 Update: Well, we […] [Read More]

The Guide to Week 7′s Games

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SPB’s Guide to To Week 6′s Games

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Because there’s supposed to be a bout of rain this weekend, we’ve already had a few postponements, (postponements on Wednesday?) so we’re bringing out the guide a little earlier. [Read More]
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SPB’s Guide to the Games Week 5

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SPB’s Guide to Week 4′s Games

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SPB’s Guide to Week 3′s Games

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We had a change in the schedule. Derby takes on Ansonia Thursday night in the 90th meeting between the two schools. Here’s our preview capsule. Also, as requested by our faithful readers from out shoreline way, we’ve added the entire SCC slate to the Guide to the Games. So, yes, Madison, Guilford, New Haven, North […] [Read More]

SPB’s Guide to Week 2′s Games

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The Guide to the Games: Week 1

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Welcome back to another high school football season. We’re still rolling out previews and will hit the SCC and SWC today. But in honor of the first game of the season, and new coach Nick Aprea’s first as head coach at O’Brien Tech, we’ll present to you this week’s guide a little early. [Related: Regional […] [Read More]

Guide to the Games: The CIAC Football Semifinals

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Once again, we’re taking the Guide to the Games statewide for the state semifinals. [Read More]

Guide to Week 9′s Games

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Can’t believe it, but this is the last bulk guide of the year. Next week is a limited schedule and the week after, of course, is Thanksgiving. Goes by fast. Too fast. Buckle up. The Guide to This Week’s Games, sans Greenwich-Danbury of course since the Cardinals defeated the Hatters to qualify for the FCIAC […] [Read More]

The Guide to Week 8′s Games

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I think we finally have the Week 8 schedule pinned down, and… (Email: Danbury-Ludlowe is moved to Saturday.) D’Oh! [scribble, scribble] OK, now I think we finally have the Week 8 schedule pinned down, with the exception of that Bunnell-Barlow time on Monday. I’m holding my breath. Stay safe out there, folks. UPDATE: Friday 9:30 […] [Read More]
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The Guide to Week 7′s Games

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