Games to watch

New Canaan at Staples

WHEN: Friday, 7

WHERE: Staples High School, Westport

RECORDS: New Canaan 6-0, Staples 5-1

SKINNY: Staples has won five in a row since losing opener at defending Class LL champion Xavier. We find out this weekend how much the Wreckers have improved.

Hand at Shelton

WHEN: Friday, 7

WHERE: Finn Stadium, Shelton

RECORDS: Hand 5-1, Shelton 5-1

SKINNY: Hand has won five in a row since losing opener at New Canaan. Shelton knows it's in for a game.

Oxford at Brookfield

WHEN: Friday, 7

WHERE: Brookfield High

RECORDS: Oxford 4-2, Brookfield 5-1

SKINNY: Oxford cannot afford to lose another game if it's thinking state playoffs. Brookfield's only loss came to unbeaten Newtown.

Ridgefield at Darien

WHEN: Saturday, 1:30

WHERE: Darien High School

RECORDS: Ridgefield 5-1, Darien 5-1

SKINNY: Both teams have lost to unbeaten St. Joseph. Darien lost 28-14 in Week 4 and Ridgefield lost 41-12 in Week 3.