Thanksgiving Game Plan: Rivalry Contests Close Out Regular Season

Emilio Camou and Greenwich hope to be celebrating after Thursday’s game with Staples. (Photo: Matt Dewkett)

A long regular season comes to a close with nine rivalry games, with two teams hoping to get the league a fourth state playoff team.


Fairfield Ludlowe (6-3) at Fairfield Warde (4-5). The Falcons would like to finish off their dream season in style. What better way for the Mustangs to reach .500 than with a win over their town rival?


Ridgefield (5-4) at Danbury (4-5), 6 p.m. The Tigers can finish just a game behind last year and complete a strong second-half run. A .500 finish would be quite an accomplishment for the Hatters.


Westhill (1-8) at Stamford (2-7), 6 p.m. It has been a disappointing season for football in Stamford but here is the opportunity for one team to create a lasting memory.



Staples (7-2) at Greenwich (9-0), 10 a.m. Can the Wreckers get a signature win and climb into the state playoffs? It is shocking that the Cardinals are still trying to earn a first-round home game.


St. Joseph (8-1) at Trumbull (5-4), 10 a.m. The Cadets get a good tuneup for the postseason from a Trumbull team that would be ecstatic with a six-win finish at the expense of its rival.



Trinity Catholic (1-8) at Wilton (5-4), 10 a.m. The Warriors look to finish off a solid season under first-year coach EJ DiNunzio. The Crusaders have battled hard but struggled due to low numbers.


Bridgeport Central (0-9) at Warren Harding (3-6), 10 a.m. The Hilltoppers get a final chance for that elusive win.


Brien McMahon (2-7) at Norwalk (4-5), 10:30 a.m. The Bears get the chance to salvage a .500 season against the Senators in a series where upsets are not unusual.


New Canaan (7-2) at Darien (9-0), 10:30 a.m. It is a simple win and in the state playoffs for the Rams. The Blue Wave want payback for last year…and a first-round home game.