Happy Halloween weekend all. Hope it is littered with fun, candy and merriment.
But before Halloween, there will be High School football.
Bring on the picks!
Prep (2-4) at Hamden (0-6), Hamden High School, tonight, 7 p.m.- Tom Shea told me that he was frustrated by being 2-4 when his team could easily be 4-2 at least. He understands that this game with Hamden is a rivalry contest and one with a team that has state playoff experience. Shea was adamant about playing better in this game than his team did against Amity on Friday night. I think the Jesuits take care of business against a depleted Green Dragons team. Pick: Prep 21, Hamden 7.
Ludlowe (0-6) at Staples (6-0), Staples Stadium, Saturday, 10 a.m.- Yikes. This has every opportunity of getting ugly. Pick: Staples 48, Ludlowe 0.
Warde (3-3) at St. Joseph (4-2), St. Joseph High School, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.- I have to give credit to Warde, whose offense has woken up since the insertion of Chris Foley into the starting quarterback position. The Mustangs have averaged points per game since Foley started in the Wilton game. I think the Mustangs have the chance to knock off the Cadets, especially if Tyler Matakevich is still hurt (which it sounds like he is). But winning this game would move Warde up with the big boys, and I don’t quite think the Mustangs are ready for that company just yet. Pick: St. Joseph 30, Warde 24.
Bunnell (4-2) at ND-Fairfield (0-6), Sacred Heart University, Saturday, 7 p.m.- Bunnell has a high-octane offense that is coming off of two straight losses. Notre Dame has not allowed fewer than 28 points this year. Keep that scoreboard moving! Pick: Bunnell 56, ND 7.
Last week: 3-1; Year-to-Date: 18-6