Weekend Game Plan: Wilton And Staples Meet Eyeing 2-0 Start

Staples’ Dean Gendels records a sack last week against Bridgeport Central. (Photo: Chris Greer)

After a rousing first weekend highlighted by one of the biggest games of the regular season, there is not a lot to get excited about this week as some top teams that lost openers look to rebound while there is a chance for a few sleepers to add another win.

This is a rest before Darien’s trip next week to St. Joseph.

Game Of The Week

Wilton (1-0) at Staples (1-0), Friday, 7 p.m. First-year coaches EJ DiNunzio (Wilton) and Phil Treglia (Staples) won their openers and will try to get off to a quick 2-0 start.

The Wreckers have a number of weapons, especially on defense, while the Warriors return a strong senior class.

The winner will put itself in a position to heighten expectations.

Friday

Bridgeport Central (0-1) at Platt (0-1), 6:30 p.m. The Hilltoppers had a tough time with Staples. Here’s a chance to be more competitive.

Danbury (1-0) at New Canaan (0-1), 7 p.m. The Hatters won their opener under new coach Augie Tieri. This will be a difficult spot against the Rams, who likely had an unpleasant week of practice coming off the shutout loss to St. Joseph.

St. Joseph (1-0) at Fairfield Warde (1-0), 7 p.m. The St. Joseph fans are playing this up as the return of David Summers; the star quarterback transferred last year from Warde. Just a hunch this is not going to play very well with the Mustangs. Will the Cadets be flat off of last week? One of Warde’s best games last year was against another No. 1-ranked team at the time, Darien.

Darien (1-0) at Brien McMahon (0-1), 7 p.m. This is a rough one for the Senators, who were shut out by Wilton last week. The Blue Wave defense was impressive in shutting down Ridgefield.

Stamford (0-1) at Ridgefield (0-1), 7 p.m. The Black Knights were the victims of a late rally by Warde. The Tigers were given no favors by drawing Darien with a number of first-year starters. This will give us a better idea about the Tigers.

Fairfield Ludlowe (1-0) at Trumbull (0-1), 7 p.m. This will be an emotional night for Marce Petroccio, who coaches for the first time on the field where he helped the Eagles win a state championship. Can the Falcons make it two in a row?

Saturday

Norwalk (1-0) at Westhill (0-1), 11 a.m. The Bears go on the road for the second straight week for a morning special, though this is a much shorter trip than to East Lyme, where they got a nice win. This is a rebuilding year for the Vikings.

Trinity Catholic (0-1) at Greenwich (1-0), 4 p.m. It only seems like the Cardinals have 17 times more players than the Crusaders, who regardless of numbers always play hard for coach Donny Panapada. Greenwich coach John Marinelli is keeping his team focused this year on the big prize.

 

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