Week 5: FCIAC Football Guide To The Games

By Dave Ruden

A rare week thus far where there isn’t a must-see game pitting two league contenders, but there are several games of interest.

Here is the lineup:


Bridgeport Central (0-4) at Bassick (0-4), 6:30 p.m. One of these city rivals will get a first win. Lions quarterback Vochan Fowler has remained explosive.


St. Joseph 4-0) at Wilton (3-1), 7 p.m. A “break” in the Cadets’ schedule is not a break. Wilton has a lot of talent, but a lack of depth will be hard to overcome against one of the state’s top teams. This begins a six-game road trip for St. Joseph.

Fairfield Ludlowe (3-1) at Staples (3-1), 7 p.m. The Wreckers have looked strong in stretches, young in others. The Falcons have won seven of their last eight games going back to last season. This game is a measuring stick for where they stand.

Norwalk (2-2) at Greenwich (2-2), 7 p.m. Matt Marzulla has taken over at quarterback for the Cardinals, and has two good weapons at his disposal in Jose Melo, the player he replaced, and Austin Longi.


Darien (3-1) at Fairfield Warde (1-3), 7 p.m. The Blue Wave look to rebound from last week’s loss to St. Joseph and stay in the race for postseason berths.

Ridgefield (3-1) at Stamford (0-4), 7 p.m. Despite the loss of a number of starters, the Black Knights have played hard and gave Staples some trouble with their speed. The Tigers are another tough matchup.


Foran (2-2) at Trinity Catholic (0-4), 1 p.m. Foran defeated Sheehan by 27 points. Sheehan defeated the Crusaders by 37.

Trumbull (3-1) at Westhill (1-3), 1:30 p.m. The Vikings ended a 19-game losing streak and 39-year winless streak to Trumbull last season, only to later have to forfeit the game. The Eagles have been buoyed by a three-game winning streak.

Brien McMahon (4-0) at Warren Harding (2-2), 1:30 p.m. Will he or won’t he? Will Jack Cochran, who may or may not have resigned as the Presidents’ coach, be on the sideline? The Senators’ only concern is staying unbeaten.

Danbury (2-2) at New Canaan (4-0), 2 p.m. The Hatters have played pretty well this season, but not well enough to stun the state.