There wasn’t much change in the top 10 of the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT sportwriters football poll this week. The difference this week and a week ago was Southington and Naugatuck swapping positions. Undefeated Darien, Greenwich and Hand remain ranked 1, 2 and 3, respectively in the poll.
Southington (4-0) moved up one spot to No. 9 while Naugatuck (4-0) slipped one spot to No. 10.
Four of the six Farmington Valley teams play on Friday night while Avon (0-4) hosting No. 15 Berlin (4-0) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the high school.
Simsbury (0-4) will be looking for their first victory of the season Friday when they travel to West Hartford to face Conard at 7 p.m. Granby (3-1) hosts Stafford/East Windsor/Somers (4-0) in Pequot Uncas Division showdown beginning at 7 p.m.
Ellington (0-4) and Canton (0-4) will both be looking for their first victories of the season when they meet on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the turf field in Canton as part of Alumni Week events. Lewis Mills will travel to North Branford on Friday night for a 6:30 p.m. start.
Farmington (2-2) is off this week on a bye and they return to action on Friday, October 12 when they host No. 16 Middletown (4-0).
Lewis Mills (0-4) played on a beautiful Sunday afternoon this week and dropped a 33-20 decision to Old Saybrook/Westbrook in Burlington in Pequot Sassacus play.
Colby Nordstrom scored two touchdowns for Mills, returning a blocked punt 40 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and scoring on a 48-yard touchdown reception from Grayson LaBerge in the fourth quarter. LaBerge, 7-of-17 for 147 yards, also threw a TD pass to Nate DiChiara. Sean Polinsky ran for 50 yards on 20 carries for the Spartans. Dylan Hallet was 2-for-3 kicking extra points.
Old Saybrook/Westbrook 33, Lewis Mills 20
Old Saybrook/WB (2-2) 7 7 7 12 — 33
Lewis Mills (0-4) 0 0 7 13 — 20
OSW: Max Thomas 5 pass from Jack McDowell (Cooper Pavlovich kick)
OSW: Dan Almada 50 run (Pavlovich kick)
LM: Colby Nordstrom 40 punt block return (Dylan Hallet kick)
OSW: Landis Twomey 14 run (Pavlovich kick)
LM: Nordstrom 48 pass from Grayson LaBerge (kick failed)
OSW: Twomey 4 run (kick failed)
OSW: Twomey 27 run (kick failed)
LM: Nate DiChiara pass from Laberge (Hallet kick)
New Haven Register/GameTimeCT top 10 football poll
|Week 5, October 1, 2018|
|1. Darien (15)||4-0||868||1||LL|
|2. Greenwich (11)||3-0||848||2||LL|
|3. Hand (4)||4-0||798||3||L|
|4. St. Joseph||3-1||668||4||M|
|6. East Hartford||4-0||542||6||LL|
|7. New Canaan||3-1||498||7||LL|
|Others receiving votes: Bloomfield (4-0), 315; Maloney (4-0), 288; Ansonia (4-0), 217; North Haven (3-0), 210; Berlin (4-0), 169; Middletown (4-0), 92; Brookfield (4-0), 76; Fairfield Prep (3-1), 68 ; New Britain (4-0), 60; Killingly (3-1), 51; Staples (4-0), 24; New London (3-1), 23; RHAM (4-0) and Seymour (4-0), 9; Cromwell/Portland (4-0), 8; West Haven (3-1), Norwich Free Academy (3-1), Woodland (4-0), East Haven (4-0) and Windsor (3-1), 7|
|The following voted: Bob Barton, New Haven Register; Nate Brown, Fox61; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam Acorn Newspapers; Sean Patrick Bowley, GameTimeCT; Kyle Brennan, Freelance; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Gerry deSimas Jr., Collinsville Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Erik Dobratz, WTNH-8; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Ned Griffen, The Day of New London; Shelby Iava, New Britain Herald; Mark Jaffee, Republican-American of Waterbury; Ryan Lacey, Danbury News-Times; Kyle Maher, Journal-Inquirer of Manchester; Pete Paguaga, GameTimeCT; John Pierson, WTNH-8; Noah Finz, CT Sports Now; Mike Madera, Walter Camp Football Foundation; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; John Nash, The Hour of Norwalk; Keith O’Brien, GameDay CT Sports; Dan Orencole, Bristol Press; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Marc Robbins, CT Sports Now; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Mike Suppe, Hersam-Acorn Newspapers; Rich Zalusky, The Chronicle of Willimantic; Jimmy Zanor, Norwich Bulletin; Joe Zone, WFSB-3.|