We're smack dab in the middle of this week and there are a couple of updates to be shared with you all.
First, the Naugatuck-Kennedy game has been officially changed from Saturday morning at 11 a.m. to Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. That game will be played at Municipal Stadium prior to the Sacred Heart-Holy Cross game. You can listen to WATR's broadcast of the Hearts-Crusaders matchup on 1320 AM or on its website. Our friends thevoyce and nvlstatman will be on the call.
Just an update on divisional scenarios: If Ansonia beats Derby this week, the Chargers are Brass Division champions and will play for the NVL title either Nov. 18 or on Thanksgiving, depending on the Copper Division champ. Assuming both Woodland and Naugatuck win this week, Nov. 5's game between the two is the most important game in terms of the Copper. If Naugatuck wins there, it wins the division. If Woodland wins, it needs to beat Sacred Heart Nov. 11 or have Naugy lose to Holy Cross Nov. 12 to win the Copper. As always, if the title matchup features two teams that play on Thanksgiving, the Turkey Day game will serve as the NVL championship.
Reports contributed by our bloggers say that St. Paul will be starting freshman quarterback Logan Marchi the rest of the way after he got the start in Saturday's 28-22 win over Kennedy. Marchi was 11 of 20 passing for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
We also have reports that Dom Gambino may be back in the lineup for Wolcott this week after missing last week's game against Derby with an ankle injury. We'll have to see if Gambino is able to return from the injury he suffered in the second half of the Eagles' loss to Ansonia. It certainly would help Wolcott try to get back on track after two tough losses.
There are also reports, mostly from our Derby bloggers, that some poor man named Ray Finkle missed a kick wide to the left. That man has suffered long enough simply for the fact that his last name is Finkle. No truth to the rumor he is related to former WWF ring announcer Howard Finkel.
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