I came this close. THIS CLOSE to an undefeated week. It took Harding’s first FCIAC win in four years, but I guess my perfect week will have to wait. Let’s recap what happened.
Prep 37, Law 22. I was surprised that this result was as anyone. I just spoke with our Tom Cleary who was at the game and he said that the result was never in doubt. He also said that the Jesuits are disciplined and we all knew that they would surprise some teams. Read more on this game here. After a careful look at their schedule, five wins is not out of the question for Prep. That would be quite the successful year under Tom Shea, wouldn’t it Prep loyalists?
New Canaan 34, Warde 13. The Mustangs had it. they had the momentum after Craig Lowery’s 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but the Rams are the Rams for a reason. New Canaan found ways to make plays, especially with QB Matt Milano, who threw for three TDs. Warde can take solace in the fact that it picked off Milano twice, and competed with the Rams. Read more on this game here. We’ll learn a lot from Warde this weekend when the Mustangs go to Wilton.
Harding 12, Ludlowe 6. Wow. Wow. Wow. There is no other word for this result. Hats off to Harding for making more plays than the Falcons, but Ludlowe has to do better than that. Big offensive changes should be in order for Ludlowe as it ran 47 plays in Harding territory and could not generate and offensive score. Ludlowe’s lone score came on defense. Read more on this game here. The Falcons have Norwalk coming up on Saturday, it’ll be interesting to see if the Falcons can win a game this year.
Bethel 53, Notre Dame 22. Joe Beler told Kevin Duffy from our sister paper The News-Times that he is stunned that Bethel is 2-2. I’m not shocked that HIS squad is 0-4, I’m just surprised how badly that it has looked. Read more on this game here. The Lancers are teetering on that level of winlessness too. They’re lucky they don’t play Masuk this year. However, Bunnell comes calling on Oct. 30. Yikes.
My Bill Gonillo 5
I am a voter for the Bill Gonillo-5 as affiliated with Tim Parry’s FCIAC Football Blog. For the official rankings click here. These are mine for Week 5
1. Masuk (4-0). The Panthers are my No. 1 until proven otherwise.
2. New Canaan (4-0). The Rams look pretty good, I forsee a date in the FCIAC Title game this year.
3. Staples (4-0). The Wreckers will roll for the next three weeks. Should be 7-0 before playing…
4. Trumbull (4-0). …this team. The Eagles close with two MISERABLY tough games with Staples and Ridgefield. Nov. 13 in Westport could be an FCIAC semi-final game.
5. Bunnell (4-0). The Bulldogs survived a case of looking ahead by beating New Fairfield. Friday’s showdown with No. 1 will be a HUGE game in Stratford.
6. Darien (4-0). Still not sure how I feel about the Blue Wave. They’re certainly good enough to be in the rankings, but they haven’t really beaten a good team yet.
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