The last week before Thanksgiving games brings us mostly mismatches, much like the previous nine weeks.
Game Of The Week
New Canaan (6-2) at Fairfield Ludlowe (6-2), Friday, 4 p.m. Absolutely no one had these teams sharing the same record at this point in the season. The Falcons have a chance for a signature victory (and to remain in the state playoff chase), but it would come at the expense of a New Canaan team that cannot afford to be looking ahead to Darien or the Turkey Bowl will have no postseason implications.
Greenwich (7-0) at Danbury (4-4), 5 p.m. The Cardinals continue on course for an undefeated regular season. The Hatters are much-improved, but are they now ready to play with the state’s best?
Ridgefield (4-4) at Fairfield Warde (4-4), 6:30 p.m. The winner is assured of finishing .500 and has a chance at six victories. Each team ends up against one of the two biggest surprises of the season. This might be the most interesting game of the weekend.
Stamford (2-6) at Staples (6-2), 7 p.m. This is a trap game for the Wreckers, but they have too many weapons to get caught sleeping.
Trumbull (4-4) at Griswold (5-3), 7 p.m. The Eagles hit the road for a non-league game. They have alternated a win with a loss all season. Here is a chance for their first two-game winning streak.
Norwalk (3-5) at Trinity Catholic (1-7), 11 a.m. The Bears wake up early to begin a run at finishing with a .500 record. Do the Crusaders have an upset in them?
McMahon (2-6) at St. Joseph (7-1), Noon. The Cadets are on the verge of qualifying for the state playoffs after an impressive win at Staples.
Wilton (4-4) at Westhill (1-7), 1 p.m. The Warriors have proved resilient all fall despite numerous injuries. They need to go through two Stamford schools to get to six wins.
Bridgeport Central (0-8) at Darien (8-0), 1:30 p.m. The No. 1 team in the state polls hosts the only FCIAC school without a win.