The last week before Thanksgiving — except for St. Joseph and Stamford. We get not one but two games with huge playoff implications.
Game Of The Week
Ridgefield (7-1) at Greenwich (7-1), Saturday, 4 p.m. Ridgefield might have an easier road getting to the state playoffs with a loss than the Cardinals.
The Tigers have been great defensively all season. The question coming in is how successful they will be moving the ball.
The most important aspect of the Cardinals’ 58-0 win over Ludlowe last week was how they landed a knockout with their first punch. This is a laser-focused team since the Darien loss.
Wilton (6-2) at New Canaan (6-2), 7 p.m. Who expected this would become one of the biggest games of the year? This is a Class L play-in. The Rams have rebounded well since the 2-2 start, while the Warriors have been consistent. One thing in common: both teams have lost to both St. Joseph and Ridgefield.
Fairfield Ludlowe (5-3) at Danbury (5-3), 7 p.m. I polled league coaches for a story I never wrote: which of the tier two teams — Ludlowe, Danbury, Wilton and Norwalk — would be first in your poll. The Hatters were the unanimous pick. They held off Norwalk last week and now try to assure a winning season against the Falcons.
Darien (8-0) at Norwalk (4-4), 7 p.m. The Bears have scored on most opponents, so this will be a good Turkey Bowl tuneup for the Blue Wave.
Brien McMahon (2-6) at Fairfield Warde (3-5), 7 p.m. The Mustangs’ win on a late touchdown against Staples gives them a chance to finish .500 after a slow start.
Trinity/Wright Tech (1-7) at Bridgeport Central (0-8), 7 p.m. The Crusaders got their first win last week. Can the Hilltoppers end their slide on senior night?
Staples (2-6) at St. Joseph (7-0), 11 a.m. The Cadets come back from their bye ready to make their state title run.
Trumbull (2-6) at Westhill (1-7), 1 p.m. The guess is the Eagles are going to try and pound out a win with their ground game.