My first undefeated week! Woo hoo!
Unfortunately, that came at the expense of three of our teams. Ludlowe and Warde both battled, but found ways to shoot themselves in the foot. ND is terrible and so is Hamden.
Let’s look back on the week that was, Week 7 in Fairfield.
Prep 33, Hamden 6. Big ups to the Jesuits who ran the ball all over Hamden. However, the Green Dragons are abysmal. Penalties galore, and missed tackles. There was a near fight in the game. However, Kyle Vignone ran wild for three scores and Joe McBride scored twice.
Staples 35, Ludlowe 10. It sounded like Ludlowe was hosed, but if the Falcons are going to turn the ball over eight times in a game, they aren’t going to win too many FCIAC games, especially against 7-0 teams. However, the Falcons defense did fight for three quarters. This may be the week Ludlowe gets a win.
St. Joseph 34, Warde 21. I can’t believe that I’m going to say that Warde should have won this game. But if the Mustangs don’t make the kinds of mistakes (read: red zone turnovers) they beat St. Joes. I think Warde is certainly better than its 3-4 record, it just needs to find ways to win games. Scrappy Stamford comes in on Friday in what could be a really interesting game.
Bunnell 40, ND 20. The Lancers actually led 14-12 in this game, but the Bulldogs then rattled off 28 of the next 34 points to snap a two-game losing streak. I don’t think ND will win a game this year. The Lancers’ best chance will come on Thanksgiving in a battle of winless teams against Immaculate. Enjoy that game.
My Bill-Gonillo 5
Tim Parry’s FCIAC football blog allows local media to vote for its “Bill Gonillo 5.” I am lucky enough to have a vote in this poll. For the actual poll, click here.
1. Masuk (7-0). I’ve been voting them No. 1 all year. Looks pretty good, eh? No reason to stop now.
2. Staples (7-0). The Wreckers win an ugly one, but are still undefeated.
3. Darien (7-0). Tough to put this team anywhere but third. Like it or not, the Blue Wave is still lossless.
4. New Canaan (6-1). The Rams are the best of the one-loss teams.
5. Trumbull (6-1). The Eagles rebounded from their first loss with a 50-15 win over Danbury.
6. Pomperaug (6-1). Flying below the radar in the SWC. The Panthers’ only loss is to Masuk.
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