Weekend Game Plan: Westhill Carries Unbeaten Record Into Test Against New Canaan

New Canaan’s Nico Savini scores on an interception return last week against Trumbull. (Photo: Matt Dewkett

There will be seven games spread out over five days in a scheduling anomaly, including three featuring teams with winning records. There is a prohibitive underdog in each that will be looking to make the jump from sleeper-team status.

Game Of The Week

New Canaan (3-0) at Westhill (3-0), Thursday, 7 p.m. It has been some time since the Vikings were involved in the biggest game of the week, but it has been some time since they won their first three games. The Vikings have been good enough to overcome turnovers so far, but that won’t be the case if they give the ball back too often to the Rams, who are steadily getting back into form following their loss to St. Joseph. Can the Westhill defense contain Drew Pyne and the New Canaan offense? This is a measuring stick game for the Vikings.

Thursday

Danbury (0-3) at Capital/Achievement (2-1), 7 p.m. The Hatters take to the road for a non-league game in search of that elusive first win.

Trinity Catholic (1-2) at Trumbull (1-2), 7 p.m. These teams share the same record and sizable running-clock losses to Greenwich. The Crusaders’ lack of numbers is an issue, and will be against the Eagles, who believe they have the talent to be a better team than they have displayed so far against top-level opponents.

Saturday

Darien (3-0) at Stamford (1-2), 7 p.m. The Black Knights are coming off a fulfilling win against city rival Trinity Catholic. It seems redundant to call this game a tough spot for Stamford: the Blue Wave will be a handful for every opponent this year. An impressive win over St. Joseph opened more eyes after the wonder if graduation losses would have a balancing effect.

Sunday

Bridgeport Central (0-2) at Fairfield Warde (1-2), 3 p.m. The Hilltoppers are coming off a bye, and will travel to face the Mustangs, looking to get back to .500 in a rare Sunday game.

Monday

Norwalk (3-1) at Greenwich (2-0), 6 p.m. You can label this whatever the opposite of a trap game is for the Cardinals, who are coming off a bye and heading into one in a scheduling quirk. They have looked fantastic so far, and the only question is are the Cardinals merely very good or title contender good? The Bears have had no problems putting up points, but this will be their most difficult game to date.

St. Joseph (2-1) at Wilton (2-1), 7 p.m. One might be concerned about the Cadets looking ahead to Ridgefield next week, except they are in an ornery mood after the loss to Darien, and the Warriors, the loss to Staples aside, are too good to look past. St. Joseph will attempt to get a diversified offense back on track, while the Warriors hope their ground game will cause problems.

 

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