Kennedy (3-1) at Ansonia (4-0), 6 p.m.: After a fast start, Kennedy gets a reality check when it visits the unbeaten, and explosive, Chargers.
Pooch’s Pick: Ansonia.
Naugatuck (3-1) at Wilby (0-4), 6 p.m.: Naugatuck has not allowed a point in its last two games. Could be three in a row here.
Pooch’s Pick: Naugatuck.
Guilford (1-3) at Creed/Career/Whitney Tech (1-3), 7 p.m.: A win would be a much-needed confidence booster for both teams.
Pooch’s Pick: Guilford.
Hamden (1-3) at Fairfield Prep (3-1), 6 p.m.: Don’t sleep on Hamden. Their record isn’t indicative of it yet, but the Green Dragons are improving with each game.
Pooch’s Pick: Fairfield Prep.
Woodland (0-4) at Oxford (3-1), 6 p.m.: Tough start for Woodland likely to continue here.
Pooch’s Pick: Oxford.
Amity (1-3) at No. 4 West Haven (4-0), 7 p.m.: West Haven is the last SCC Tier I team that Amity plays until North Haven on Thanksgiving.
Pooch’s Pick: West Haven.
East Haven (1-2) at Lyman Hall (0-4), 7 p.m.: East Haven, coming off a bye week, should be ready to earn victory No. 2.
Pooch’s Pick: East Haven.
Foran (2-2) at Hillhouse (3-1), 7 p.m.: Foran has won two of three against the Academics, but Hillhouse earned a 50-27 win last season in Milford.
Pooch’s Pick: Hillhouse.
Holy Cross (2-2) at Derby (1-2), 7 p.m.: Holy Cross has won two in a row and seems to be coming into form.
Pooch’s Pick: Derby.
Notre Dame-West Haven (2-2) at North Haven (3-1), 7 p.m.: Teams have split their last four meetings. North Haven won last season 42-21.
Pooch’s Pick: Notre Dame-West Haven.
No. 3 Shelton (4-0) at Hand (1-3), 7 p.m.: Shelton has won two in a row against the Tigers, including a 17-13 victory last season.
Pooch’s Pick: Shelton.
Sheehan (1-3) at Branford (3-1), 7 p.m.: Sure, Sheehan has elusive running back Zach Davis, who has already rushed for more than 1,000 yards, but it’s the defense that’s been the Titans’ trouble spot this season.
Pooch’s Pick: Branford.
Wilbur Cross (2-1) at Law (2-2), 7 p.m.: Wilbur Cross has a good shot to be 5-1 heading into its non-conference showdown with New London on Nov. 4.
Pooch’s Pick: Wilbur Cross.
Wolcott (3-1) at Seymour (3-0), 7 p.m.: Seymour won last year’s meeting 61-41. Prior to that, the Eagles had won the last five in the series.
Pooch’s Pick: Seymour.
Xavier (2-2) at Cheshire (3-1), 7 p.m.: Both teams fighting for their state playoff lives.
Pooch’s Pick: Xavier.
Last week: 18-5. Season record: 68-19.