The third week of the season features Greenwich in stay-alive mode at New Canaan and an intriguing matchup between Fairfield Warde and Trinity Catholic.
Ludlowe (2-0) at Central (0-2), 7 p.m. All of you who had the Falcons unbeaten at this point raise your hand. I didn’t think so. Ludlowe is the biggest surprise of the seven remaining unbeaten teams, and have an excellent chance of staying that way.
St. Joseph (2-0) at Ridgefield (0-2), 7 p.m. This game now appears to be a bit of a breather for the Cadets, coming off a win over Fairfield Prep and with a trip to Darien next week.
Wilton (1-1) at Branford (0-1), 7 p.m. A chance for the Warriors to sweep games with SCC schools, against a defense that should be a little easier to solve than Staples’.
Warde (2-0) at Trinity Catholic (2-0), 1 p.m. The second-best game of the weekend. The Crusaders have one of the league’s best passing attacks, while the Mustangs’ secondary is among the best of their strengths. The key here will be how Trinity’s offensive line holds up. Warde has a lot of talent.
Westhill (1-1) at Staples (1-1), 1:30 p.m. With Darien, New Canaan and St. Joseph having to face one another, the Wreckers have the easiest schedule of the contenders. Their defense has been spectacular. Will the offense provide enough production?
Danbury (2-0) at McMahon (1-1), 1:30 p.m. The Hatters try to make it consecutive wins on the road in Norwalk. The Senators are one of those teams still difficult to get a read on.
Norwalk (0-2) at Harding (1-1), 1:30 p.m. The Bears have struggled thus far trying to get interim coach Pat Moffett his first win. The Presidents can put up points.
Bassick (0-2) at Darien (2-0), 1:30 p.m. The Blue Wave’s home opener will provide the chance to work on limiting turnovers before hosting St. Joseph. Having to travel to New Canaan and Darien back to back is too tall an order for the Lions.
Greenwich (0-2) at New Canaan (2-0), 1:30 p.m. There were times against Darien last week that the Cardinals looked like the team many expected to contend for postseason titles, especially when they got a pass rush. Then there were others when they looked like the team stuck in the current hole. New Canaan has the chance to further stamp itself as a team capable of defending league and state titles. The Rams are deep, but unlike a year ago many of the players are just unfamiliar — thus far. Can Greenwich get points other than from Austin Longi making spectacular plays? And will their secondary hold up?
Trumbull (0-2) at Stamford (1-1), 2 p.m. Quarterback Jalen Brown has thrown 12 touchdown passes and the Black Knights have scored a league-high 92 points. Brown was expected to take a step up from a year ago, but thus far it has been a gigantic leap.