Weekend Game Plan: Staples And St. Joseph Meet In Needed Showdown

Staples is hoping to be celebrating after tomorrow night’s game with St. Joseph. (Photo: Chris Greer)

After several weeks without contenders sharing the field, St. Joseph travels to Staples in one of the most important games of the regular season.

Game Of The Week

St. Joseph (6-1) at Staples (6-1), Friday, 7 p.m. The type of battle we have been starved for. The Wreckers are currently seventh in the Class LL rankings but their final three games include Greenwich and, here, the Cadets. The outcome of the second game could determine the importance of the first.

A rainy night would be an advantage for Staples, which is more proficient on the ground than through the air. It could affect the Cadets’ David Summers, one of the state’s best quarterbacks.

The Cadets have been in cruise control since a loss to Darien. The Wreckers’ biggest game to date was a 24-0 defeat to the Blue Wave, a team no one has been scoring on.

Westport is the place to be tomorrow night.


Danbury (4-3) at Fairfield Ludlowe (5-2), 6 p.m. Call this The Surprise Teams of the Season Bowl. The Falcons did not rush back injured starters last week against Greenwich, preparing for a final run at perhaps a seven-win season. The Hatters have been strong offensively and also are focused on a winning season.


Killingly (6-1) at Trinity Catholic (1-6), 6 p.m. After a win last week over Westhill, the Crusaders have to face one of the state’s top teams.


Greenwich (6-0) at Ridgefield (4-3), 7 p.m. The Cardinals travel to one of the toughest stadiums in the state. The Tigers have shown promise during a rebuilding year. The Cardinals have been unstoppable.

Norwalk (3-4) at New Canaan (5-2), 7 p.m. A few tough losses have kept the Bears a bit behind coach Sean Ireland’s hopes. The Rams have rebounded strongly since the Greenwich loss, but against outmanned competition.

Darien (7-0) at Wilton (4-3), 7 p.m. Blue Wave coach Rob Trifone has had little to be unhappy about this fall. If he was displeased about being tied at halftime last week against Trumbull, the Warriors better be on alert at the opening kickoff.

Westhill (1-6) at Trumbull (3-4), 7 p.m. The Eagles keep getting better with each game. Coach Marce Petroccio has to be pleased with the upward trajectory.

Fairfield Warde (3-4) at Brien McMahon (2-5), 7 p.m. After going back to back against Staples and Darien, the Mustangs will look to regroup and make a run at a .500 or better season. The Senators had won two straight before last week’s loss to Ridgefield.


Bridgeport Central (0-7) at Stamford (1-6), 1 p.m. The Black Knights should have the weapons to get the win at home.