Weekend Game Plan: A Lot On The Line As New Canaan Hosts St. Joseph

After a quiet week we get one of the few regular-season showdowns, in addition to a pair of interesting games between what appear to be evenly matched teams.

Game Of The Week

St. Joseph (3-0) at New Canaan (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m. Dunning Field will be hopping. The Cadets have yet to be tested. The Rams are in an early hole after the loss to Ridgefield. This is their chance to get out of it.

No one has yet to run on the Cadets, but their secondary has yet to be consistently challenged. That should change against New Canaan quarterback Drew Pyne.

Both offensive lines will see steady pressure, and the one that holds up best will have a bid edge. Likewise, how will the Rams defend a diversified St. Joseph offense led by running back Jaden Shirden and receiver Will Diamantis?

St. Joseph has won the last two meetings, on opening day. This is one of the most anticipated regular-season games. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

Friday

Darien (3-0) at Trumbull (2-1), 7 p.m. The Eagles barely escaped with a win against Trinity/Wright Tech. This game is going to be a little more difficult. The Blue Wave has impressed thus far.

Fairfield Ludlowe (1-2) at Norwalk (2-1), 7 p.m. This is an interesting game. The Falcons are better than expected and nearly took down Fairfield Prep. The Bears are coming off a loss to Greenwich but still appear to be a top of the second tier team.

Wilton (2-1) at Fairfield Warde (1-2), 7 p.m. This also figures to be a competitive game between teams looking to end up on the right side of the .500 mark.

Staples (1-2) at Brien McMahon (1-2), 7 p.m. The Wreckers have been terrific on defense but the offense has struggled. The running game looked good at times against Ridgefield. The Senators will try to build on last week’s win.

Westhill (0-3) at Danbury (2-1), 7 p.m. The Hatters are in a strong position to run their winning streak to three games since an opening loss to Greenwich.

Saturday

Trinity/Wright Tech (0-3) at Stamford (1-2), Noon. Trinity almost got the upset against Trumbull. The Black Knights seek to regain their winning touch in the start of the race for the city title.

Greenwich (3-0) at Bridgeport Central (0-3), 4 p.m. A mismatch for the Hilltoppers, who hope to have winnable games down the road.