Weekend Game Plan: Surprising Ludlowe Looks To Stun Greenwich

Fairfield Ludlowe’s Brian Howell scores a touchdown during a win over Norwalk.

We have nine games that feature only one pitting teams with winning records. That is because just six schools are over .500, though that number, with six others sitting at 3-3, could increase by late tomorrow night.

Game Of The Week

Fairfield Ludlowe (5-1) at Greenwich (5-0), 6 p.m. The Falcons in the game of the week? Why not? They have already won two more in six weeks than the previous three years combined. They are one win away from assuring a winning season, which may qualify as the biggest surprise of the fall.

Now the bad news. Prior to Ludlowe’s four-game winning streak came a 47-6 loss to Trumbull, which was toppled by the Cardinals, 42-7.

Greenwich, which has scored 42 or more points in each of its games, has a smooth road the next few weeks. The Cardinals are positioning themselves to be ready come playoff time.


New Canaan (4-2) at Pascack Valley, NJ (3-4), 6 p.m. The Rams cross state lines to face a team on a two-game losing streak. They cannot afford any letdowns before Thanksgiving. Quarterback Drew Pyne picked apart Trinity Catholic last week.


Trinity Catholic (0-6) at Westhill (1-5), 2 p.m. It has been a difficult year for Stamford football. This is the Crusaders’ best remaining chance to get a win and a first step for the Vikings to try and capture their city title.


Trumbull (3-3) at Darien (6-0), 7 p.m. The Eagles are having the expected ups and downs as coach Marce Petroccio continues his rebuild. This probably won’t be an up spot, though they have some weapons to give the Blue Wave needed work during the second half of the season. Darien’s passing game will cause Trumbull problems.

St. Joseph (5-1) at Bridgeport Central (0-6), 7 p.m. The Cadets will have little difficulty as they get ready for next week’s big road game at Staples.

Danbury (3-3) at Norwalk (3-3), 7 p.m. An interesting matchup between teams hoping to finish with winning records. Expect a high-scoring affair as both offenses are stronger than the defenses.

Brien McMahon (2-4) at Ridgefield (3-3), 7 p.m. The Senators are riding a two-game winning streak, while the Tigers used a strong finish to continue their dominance against Wilton. Ridgefield’s ability to move the ball through the air could be the determining factor.

Wilton (3-3) at Stamford (1-5), 7 p.m. The Warriors will look to rebound from their loss to Ridgefield against the struggling Black Knights, whose run defense will be put to the test.

Staples (5-1) at Fairfield Warde (3-3), 7 p.m. This will be a good indication of the Wreckers’ maturity: they face an opponent that will cause them trouble if they are looking ahead to next week and St. Joseph.