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 guess not. Stratford at Oxford has been postponed to Sunday, 1 p.m.
Other quick programming notes: Sheehan at Hillhouse has been ppd. to Saturday ay 1. …Bullard-Havens at Capital Prep is now 2 p.m. on Saturday, instead of noon. …West Haven at Xavier has been moved to Monday, 6 p.m. …North Haven at Lyman Hall is also Monday at 6 p.m.
Saturday’s Pomperaug at Notre Dame-Fairfield game has been moved from McCarty Stadium to Pomperaug’s Arum Field at 1 p.m. Saturday.
We’ll continue to update postponements as they come in.
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.
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 Haven, Branford, East Haven, Cheshire and Wallingford. Get your Friday snark here.
POSTPONEMENTS (because I’m not changing the guide anymore): The East Haven at North Haven game has also been pushed to tonight.
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 Constitution State Conference team previews]
Some of these references you might not understand unless you know things our previews will tell you later this week. But you’ll eventually get it. We promise.
For the uninitiated, the guide is a longstanding institution at Connecticut Post. It started as basic one-liners, but eventually morphed into snark thanks to former Post writer Dave Agostino.
Now it’s a can’t-miss part of your Friday because, well, how else will you get an honest feel of what’s going on and which game to attend? You won’t.
Programming note: This guide deals only with the regional Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s coverage area, as will the Elite 8, which is out in print and will be published here once the graphics guys get to work. (Quick tip: We don’t have graphics guys.)
“Regional coverage” this year is defined as the FCIAC, the SWC, the three lower Valley schools, four local CSC schools, and the SCC from Fairfield up to the West Haven-Orange line. (We’ve drawn back the blanket on the eastern end.)
Anyway, on to the guide:
Once again, we’re taking the Guide to the Games statewide for the state semifinals.