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So Saturday was daffy. Windham upset Ledyard. Torrington stunned defending Class S champion Holy Cross of Waterbury. And St. Joseph of Trumbull rallied from a two-touchdown deficit and edged previously unbeaten Darien in double overtime.
There was one thing all those games had in common — they were played in the daytime.
Saturday afternoon games are awesome, though. Many of us at Polecat HQ were raised on them and remember those days fondly.
It's a shame that Saturday games have become the exception instead of the norm. It wasn't too long ago that Saturdays gave you the chance to see two games instead of one. You'd hit a late morning game (were looking at you, Bill Mignault), and then jet to another in the afternoon.
Saturday provided the first wacky day of the young football season. In addition to the aforementioned upsets, Norwich Free Academy defeated Fitch in a back-and-forth battle of unbeatens. Naugatuck scored SEVENTY POINTS. And Nonnewaug of Woodbury won its first game in over four years.
We'd like to think it was the Saturday afternoon sunlight that was responsible for all of the craziness
Here's a rundown on how the Top 10 in The Day's state coaches fared this weekend:
2. Ansonia routed Derby Thursday, 48-6, in the 90th meeting between The Valley neighbors. Kyle Brennan of the Waterbury Republican American, Ryan Flynn of Hearst, Inc. and Mike Pucci of the New Haven Register reporting:
5. Windsor blitzed Bristol Eastern Saturday, 41-0. Scroll down to the eighth game in the Hartford Courant's roundup:
6. Masuk thrashed Immaculate of Danbury Saturday, 54-8. Go to the second page of Hearst Inc.'s roundup.
6. West Haven knocked off rival Notre Dame of West Haven Friday, 34-13. Mike Madera reporting for the New Haven Register.
8. Greenwich took the week off.
10. Berlin routed Tolland Saturday, 55-13. The Herald's Chris McLaughlin reporting:
East Lyme returned just five players with any varsity experience and lost its first four games. It's made gradual improvement and downed Woodstock Academy last Friday, 42-7, its second-straight victory.