There are story lines aplenty in the final week before Thanksgiving games. Will it be St. Joseph or Staples in the FCIAC final? Will Darien strengthen its state playoff hopes against an equally desperate North Haven team? Can Wilton end a long winless streak against Ridgefield?
The answers beckon.
Stamford (2-7) at Fairfield Ludlowe (5-4), 6 p.m. The Falcons assure themselves of a winning record with a victory here.
Norwalk (4-5) at Staples (7-2), 6 p.m. The Wreckers need to take care of business and then do some scoreboard watching to see if they can get a return trip to the FCIAC championship game.
Ridgefield (7-2) at Wilton (3-6), 6 p.m. The Warriors, with a talented starting lineup but no depth, would love nothing more than to end an 0-17-1 stretch against their border rival and knock them out of the state playoff race.
Greenwich (6-3) at Danbury (3-6), 6 p.m. Maybe not so quietly, Austin Longi has been making a claim for the mythical title of the league’s most valuable player since gaining a more featured role in the Greenwich offense.
Fairfield Warde (2-7) at Bassick (2-7), 7 p.m. The Lions would like to put together back to back wins by taking down the struggling Mustangs.
Trinity Catholic (0-9) at New Canaan (9-0), 7 p.m. You would think this is a sleepwalk game for the Rams. But it has been circled on their calendars and talked up in the locker room after losing to the Crusaders last season.
Bridgeport Central (0-9) at Trumbull (7-2), 7 p.m. The Hilltoppers gave Staples a little more trouble then expected, but the Eagles should be able to keep themselves in the state tournament hunt.
St. Joseph (8-1) at Brien McMahon (7-1), 7 p.m. A big game on a number of fronts. The Cadets hope to secure a berth in the FCIAC championship for the first time. The Senators are tired of explaining away a very good season.
Darien (8-1) at North Haven (8-1), 7 p.m. This is almost a play-in game for the Class L playoffs. The Blue Wave have an even greater sense of urgency with New Canaan on deck.
Westhill (4-5) at Warren Harding (3-6), 1:30 p.m. The Vikings have an above .500 record right within reach.