Platt Tech (2-3) at Wolcott Tech/Housatonic/Wamogo (0-5), 6 p.m.: Wolcott Tech/Housatonic Wamogo has scored less than 10 points in three of its five games.
Pooch’s Pick: Platt Tech.
Canton (0-4) at North Branford (1-3), 6:30 p.m.: North Branford should end a three-game losing skid here.
Pooch’s Pick: North Branford.
Prince Tech (2-3) at Valley Regional/Old Lyme (4-1), 6:30 p.m.: Non-conference game as Prince Tech, out of the CSC, visits the Warriors, members of the Pequot Conference.
Pooch’s Pick: Valley Regional/Old Lyme.
Amity (1-4) at Branford (3-2), 7 p.m.: Amity has scored a combined 10 points in its last two games.
Pooch’s Pick: Amity.
Brookfield (2-3) at Stratford (1-4), 7 p.m.: Stratford picked up its first win of the season last week against Pomperaug.
Pooch’s Pick: Brookfield.
Fairfield Prep (4-1) at No. 10 Cheshire (4-1), 7 p.m.: Has the makings to be a classic. Give the edge to Cheshire at home.
Pooch’s Pick: Cheshire.
Guilford (2-3) at Hillhouse (4-1), 7 p.m.: Hillhouse is 5-0 at the newly renovated Bowen Field dating back to Thanksgiving Day last season.
Pooch’s Pick: Hillhouse.
Hamden (1-4) at East Haven (2-2), 7 p.m.: East Haven won in overtime against the Green Dragons last season.
Pooch’s Pick: Hamden.
Hand (1-4) at Xavier (2-3), 7 p.m.: This is the first game for Hand since head coach Steve Filippone publicly announced that he will retire at the end of the season.
Pooch’s Pick: Xavier.
No. 7 Newtown (5-0) at Bunnell (4-1), 7 p.m.: Huge chance for Bunnell to prove its back among the elite teams in the SWC.
Pooch’s Pick: Newtown.
Old Saybrook/Westbrook (3-1) at Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton (3-2), 7 p.m.: Old Saybrook/Westbrook quietly enjoying a solid season.
Pooch’s Pick: Old Saybrook/Westbrook.
Seymour (4-1) at Derby (1-4), 7 p.m.: A rescheduled contest, this is the only game in the NVL this week. That league is on a CIAC mandated bye.
Pooch’s Pick: Seymour.
No. 3 Shelton (5-0) at North Haven (3-2), 7 p.m.: North Haven has not defeated the Gaels since 1994.
Pooch’s Pick: Shelton.
No. 4 West Haven (5-0) at Notre Dame-West Haven (3-2), 7 p.m.: The battle of West Haven is one of the state’s fiercest rivalries no matter what each team’s record is. This one has plenty at stake for both teams.
Pooch’s Pick: West Haven.
Lyman Hall (0-5) at CREC (1-4), 11 a.m.: CREC plays an SCC school for the second straight week. It lost to Sheehan 39-0 last week.
Pooch’s Pick: Lyman Hall.
O’Brien Tech (3-1) at Bullard Havens (4-1), noon: O’Brien Tech, which knocked off previously unbeaten Cheney Tech last week, in search of its second straight upset.
Pooch’s Pick: Bullard Havens.
Gilbert/Northwestern (4-1) at Coginchaug (1-4), 1 p.m.: Gilbert/Northwestern looking to rebound after its first loss of the season last week.
Pooch’s Pick: Gilbert/Northwestern.
Haddam-Killingworth (1-4) at Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby (0-4), 1 p.m.: Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby has scored just 52 points, the least amount of any team in the Pequot Conference Uncas East Division.
Pooch’s Pick: Haddam-Killingworth.
Granby (1-4) at Morgan (3-2), 1:30 p.m.: Granby defeated the Huskies last season.
Pooch’s Pick: Morgan.
Last week: 12-3. Season record: 91-26.