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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hopkins set for prep school showdown

There are several key area games this weekend, starting with Woodland's visit to top-ranked Ansonia tonight at 6.

On Friday, Bunnell visits Masuk and Shelton hosts Fairfield Prep.

All of those games will likely have a major effect on league standings and state playoff implications.

But if fans can't get enough of football this weekend, I am sure most of us will be eager for more, then head out to New Haven on Saturday afternoon and check out Hopkins against Brunswick in a pivotal Fairchester League showdown. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Last season, the Greenwich school defeated Hopkins 31-6 before going on to win the Fairchester title. The game marked the only loss for the Hilltoppers last season.

This year, the game should again decide the league title.

"This is probably going to decide who wins it," Hopkins coach Tom Parr said. "They (Brunswick) lost their quarterback (the graduated Kevin Decker) but they scrimmaged Greenwich High and it was 14-14 in the fourth quarter so they're a pretty good football team."

Led by junior quarterback John Powers, running backs Ben Gusberg and Harri Kim and wide receivers Doug Prusoff and John Gudjohnsen, Hopkins (2-0) has scored 76 points in its first two games this season. The defense has allowed just eight.

"We've progressed each week," Parr said. "We took a good positive step this week (in a 36-0 victory over Rye). We threw the ball well. (Powers) started last season and he has a good year under his belt. A lot is going to ride on him this week. We've worked hard. We're ready for it."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great game, which was dominated by Hopkins for 3 and half quarters.

How would these teams stack up versus public school competition. Given there small class size, I would think they would be slated in class M or S or whatever they are called now. I would think either school would fare very well.

October 1, 2007 at 4:18 PM 

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