Week 6 presents to us a premier match-up--Woodland at Torrington--along with many other interesting games.
Woodland (3-2) at Torrington (4-1): This one may as well be called the game of the week. The Hawks, winners of two straight, travel to Torrington on Saturday night to face the Red Raiders and their power-running game. Woodland has lost two games by a total of eight points. Its defense has been playing very well against the run lately. Torrington can pound the rock on the ground. It's the Raiders' run game vs. the Hawks' tough run defense: Which one will reign supreme?
Picks: Kyle- Woodland, 21-14. Remmy- Woodland, 27-26.
Ansonia (5-0) at Watertown (3-2): This very may well have been the game of the week if Watertown hadn't choked last week against Derby. The Indians are getting to that time of year where they always seem to fold under pressure and can't win a big game. But remember last year how they pulled the upset of Ansonia. Yeah, not happening this year. The Chargers are on fire.
Picks: Kyle- Ansonia, 34-14. Remmy- Ansonia, 39-16.
Naugatuck (5-0) at Sacred Heart (4-1): Don't be surprised if this is a game, at least for a half or so. Sacred Heart might be the one team in the league that can throw with Naugatuck and the Hearts have their share of athletes, too. This is really the start of the big part of the season for Naugy, because it's divisional play until Thanksgiving. We don't see the Hounds losing, but it could be a quiz on the way to later tests.
Picks: Kyle- Naugatuck, 42-20. Remmy- Naugatuck, 42-34.
Derby (2-3) at Wolcott (4-1): Can Derby pull out its second-consecutive upset of the season? Wolcott got manhandled in Ansonia last week and are a very furious bunch. Maybe a win over Derby would make everything better on Route 69. A big question mark for the Eagles is the status of quarterback Dom Gambino. He suffered an ankle injury after being upended early in the game vs. Ansonia and eventually left the game. Derby's Tomzcak came into his own last week and is making big plays for the Raiders.
Picks: Kyle- Wolcott, 21-7. Remmy- Wolcott, 41-20.
Crosby (1-4) at Holy Cross (2-3): The Crusaders come into this game losers of three straight, while Crosby earned its first win of the season last week against Wilby. If Crosby has all of its starters and can stop Holy Cross' backfield, the Dawgs have a shot at leaving the Stadium with a win.
Picks: Kyle- Holy Cross, 28-14. Remmy- Holy Cross, 25-20.
Kennedy (2-3) at St. Paul (1-4): Kennedy is playing pretty well despite its 2-3 record. The Eagles played with Torrington for just about the entire game last week and really play to their competition. St. Paul has looked good at times and awful at others. The Falcons are similar to Sacred Heart, and remember how Kennedy handled the Hearts.
Picks: Kyle- Kennedy, 37-20. Remmy- Kennedy, 34-13.
Wilby (0-5) at Seymour (0-5): This will be our final battle of the winless teams this season. Seymour got predictably trucked by New Canaan last week while Wilby didn't look good against formerly winless Crosby. If Seymour doesn't win this one, they may very well end up 0-10. Kyle never thought he would ever see that. (neither did Ribbs!)
Picks: Kyle- Seymour, 26-20. Remmy- Seymour, 34-21.