YOUR Week 5 itinerary

Howdy,

Okay, it may seem stupid to recommend any games when No. 1 Xavier plays host to No. 3 Hand today. It's the (Southern Connecticut Conference) game folks wanted last year but didn't get. The press has done gone lost their minds writing about all week.

No one here at Polecat HQ is going to waste their time telling you why the game is a big freaking deal. You already know. Duh.

Football isn't all about the Falcons and Tigers, though. It's all inclusive. And there are other worthy games to attend if you don't want to take part in Route 66's reenactment of "The Road Warrior."

(No, not these Road Warriors.)

Here are swell games not involving Middletown and Madison:

Windham (3-1, 1-0 ECC Medium) at Montville (3-1, 1-0), today, 6:30 p.m.: Two teams with explosive game-breakers playing on a turf field. What more do you need?

Hall-West Hartford (3-1) at Middletown (4-0), today, 7 p.m.: The Blue Dragons have stomped all comers by a combined score of 176-6. Now their schedule starts to get fun. Hall has rebounded nicely from an opening-week loss to Manchester. Middletown also plays host to No. 5 Windsor next week, and has games remaining against Farmington (4-0), Hartford Public (3-0) and Xavier.

Fairfield Prep (3-1) at Cheshire (3-1), today, 7 p.m.: One of the SCC's "other games" this weekend, and it's nearly as important as the big one. Cheshire is ranked 11th in Class LL, Prep 13th. The winner moves up. The loser doesn't play in December.

Hillhouse (3-1) at North Haven (3-1), today, 7 p.m.: And here's the SCC's "other" big game. If a strong running game makes your heart swell with joy, and you curse Eddie Cochems' for the forward pass, then this game is for you. Hillhouse uses the option. The Indians utilize an unbalanced single wing. The game may get over in under two hours as there'll be few incompletions to stop the clock. Oh, yeah — the winner is crowned the king of the SCC's second division and doesn't get their playoff dreams quashed.

Vaya con dios

Reader Comments

MORE BLOGS

Newtown's title defense, FCIAC championship going bye-bye, and 1,202 other words

Howdy,Newtown’s offense scored six times Thursday during its 42-0 beat down of Brookfield in the South-West Conference championship game.

YOUR SWC championship preview, Wolcott wounded, STORYTIME, and 754 other words

Howdy,Week 11 features a meager 19 games in this, our rapidly aging football season.

Get your playoff forecast via an absurdly long BRACKETOLOGY (and 2,918 other words)

Howdy,Four spots have been (unofficially) clinched for the CIAC state playoffs. That leaves TWENTY EIGHT berths available.

YOUR Week 9 itinerary, STORYTIME, and 1,274 other words

Howdy,No time for a lead-in. We can’t think of anything smart or funny to write anyways (not that it’s ever stopped us before).

St. Joe's woes, BRACKETOLOGY, rankings, and 1,818 other words

Howdy,The plan was to regale you with tales from last Saturday’s mondo-important New Canaan-St. Joseph game.

Whalers are making the grade, Berlin's daffy win, and 1,208 other words

Howdy,The New London High School football team has put up some pretty impressive numbers this year.

Stonington's line bears down, BRACKETOLOGY, storytime, and 1,626 other words

Howdy,Individually, Stonington’s offensive line doesn’t look imposing. There aren’t any behemoths who will run your face over.

Weekend wrap: Ledyard's defense, special teams oddity, and 1,312 other words

Howdy,The upside to Ledyard High School’s offense is that it can score quickly.

Danbury HATTERS, The Streak, and the usual other 1,738 words

Howdy,Something different and good is happening with Danbury this season — it’s winning with regularity.

Weekend wrap: Nighthawks attack, Ansonia, and 1,600 other words

Howdy,There were times last week that Newtown coach Steve George watched Ansonia on tape and was wowed by its speed.