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Week 5 High School Football capsules and predictions

POSTED October 11, 2013
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia


HOUSATONIC/WAMOGO VS. STAFFORD/EAST WINDSOR

WHEN: Tonight, 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Housatonic Valley Regional High School

RECORDS: HW 0-3, Stafford/EW 0-4

LAST WEEK: HW had a bye; Cromwell 37, Stafford/EW 0

LAST SEASON: Stafford/EW 52, HW 20

TISCIA'S PICK: Stafford/EW, 27, HW 14 - It's been a very rough start for both teams, especially for the Mountaineers, who have yet to crack double digits.

TORRINGTON VS. NAUGATUCK

WHEN: Tonight, 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Robert H. Frost Sports Complex, Torrington

RECORDS: Torrington 0-4; Naugatuck 3-1

LAST WEEK: Wolcott 44, Torrington 7; Woodland 25, Naugatuck 22

LAST SEASON: Naugatuck 54, Torrington 20

TISCIA'S PICK: Naugatuck 43, Torrington 19 - In an odd scheduling quirk, Naugatuck returns to play in Torrington for a second straight season. The Greyhounds, despite coming off a loss last week, will be a very difficult matchup for Torrington, still in search of its first win. 

GILBERT/NORTHWESTERN VS. ELLINGTON/SOMERS

WHEN: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Ellington High School

RECORDS: GN 3-1; ES 2-2

LAST WEEK: GN 44, Lewis Mills 12; ES 42, Enfield 21

LAST SEASON: ES 20, GN 17

TISCIA'S PICK: GN 26, ES 22 - The Yellowjackets dropped a tough three-point decision at home to Ellington/Somers last season. If GN has plans to make the state playoffs, revenge is a must tomorrow.

LEWIS MILLS VS. COGINCHAUG

WHEN: Saturday, 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Muzzy Field, Bristol

RECORDS: Lewis Mills 0-3; Coginchaug 1-2

LAST WEEK: Gilbert/Northwestern 44, Lewis Mills 12; Morgan 62, Coginchaug 35

LAST SEASON: Did not meet

TISCIA'S PICK: Coginchaug 43, Lewis Mills 24 - The Spartans, averaging less than seven points per game, will have a good chance to get their offense going against a shaky Coginchaug defense. 

NONNEWAUG VS. SMSA

WHEN: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Nonnewaug High School

RECORDS: Nonnewaug 1-2, SMSA 1-2

LAST WEEK: Windsor Locks 19, Nonnewaug 8; Coventry 28, SMSA 16

LAST SEASON: Did not meet

TISCIA'S PICK: SMSA 19, Nonnewaug 16 - The Chiefs, still a relatively new program, are showing signs of improvement.

WOLCOTT TECH VS. WHITNEY TECH

WHEN: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Whitney Tech High School

RECORDS: Wolcott Tech 0-3; Whitney Tech 0-4

LAST WEEK: Wilcox Tech 48, Wolcott Tech 40; Vinal Tech 41, Whitney Tech 8

LAST SEASON: Wolcott Tech 49, Whitney Tech 6

TISCIA'S PICK: Wolcott Tech 37, Whitney Tech 13 - Wolcott Tech, coming off an offensive shootout last week, should have little trouble in this one, a matchup it dominated a year ago.

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