I went 4-0 in week 7, so naturally I was due for a miserable week 8.
One could ask what I was thinking picking three of the Fairfield teams to win, naturally I am wondering what I was thinking now. Without further ado, let’s re-hash week 8.
Sheehan 27, Ludlowe 21. I was surprised to hear this, and was more surprised to hear that six Ludlowe players were benched for the first quarter of action for an “in-school incident.” I don’t know what exactly happened, and if anyone could fill me in on what the violation was, I’d appreciate it, since Ludlowe has been very tight-lipped about it. I do know that whatever the infraction was, cost the Falcons their first win of the season. I think Ludlowe’s lone chance at a win is coming Friday against Westhill.
Shelton 34, Prep 13. Wow. I saw this and that was my reaction. Evidently, Shelton was running single wing and the Jesuits had no way to stop it. I know Prep is young, but if the Jesuits can’t stop Shelton’s offense, how is it going to beat ND-West Haven or West Haven?
Stamford 19, Warde 7. This was just an ugly, ugly game. Seems like neither side wanted to win this one. The Mustangs seemed hellbent on throwing the ball early, and never established a run game. The Black Knights, on the other hand, did establish a run game and ran it early and often with Guarien Horton. The Mustangs have Danbury and Ludlowe to close the year and can still finish .500
New Fairfield 28, ND 14. I honestly can’t tell you a thing about this game besides the score. The Lancers are 0-8. Blech.
This week: 1-3; Year-to-date: 23-9.
My Bill Gonillo-5
Tim Parry’s FCIAC Football Blog features “The Bill Gonillo 5″, a weekly poll that allows local sportswriters to vote and pick the top-five teams in the area. For more on the FCIAC Football Blog, click here.
1. Masuk (8-0). They’ve been No. 1 all along and scored 69 on Saturday. No one is beating Masuk this year.
2. Staples (8-0). Took care of business in a trap game at Wilton. Saturday’s game with Trumbull is a defacto FCIAC semifinal game.
3. Darien (8-0). If the Blue Wave beat Norwalk, it’ll play for the FCIAC title.
4. New Canaan (7-1). I’m sorry, but if this team isn’t “FCIAC team of the week” something is wrong. The Rams BLEW OUT Greenwich on Friday night. They’re hoping for one of the two above them to falter.
5. Trumbull (7-1). The Eagles came up big when they had to, taking down Ridgefield. Trumbull can throw a monkey wrench into the Darien/Staples FCIAC championship, if it can beat Staples on Saturday in Westport.
6. Brookfield (7-1). The Bobcats’ only loss is to Masuk, and they beat up Pomperaug this past weekend. Let the McMahon and St. Joseph lovers complaints start here.
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