Jason Weinstein, Trumbull: Scored a hat trick in the season opener as Trumbull defeated Stamford 4-1.
Matt Marquis, Sheehan: Found the back of the net three times as Sheehan rolled over East Haven 9-1.
Kristo Boci, Ludlowe: Boci scored the Falcons lone goal as they earned a 1-1 draw against Danbury.
John Griffin, Southington: The goalkeeper made 10 saves as Southington defeated Conard 1-0 in the CCC.
Alec Sotomayor, Xavier: Converted a PK as Xavier got past Bacon Academy 2-0.
George Simpson, McMahon: Simpson assisted McMahon’s lone goal and in the back, headed ball after ball out of the box while playing stout defense all afternoon in McMahon’s 1-1 tie with Greenwich.
Louis Ejbuna, Newington: Scored the only goal of the game as Newington beat New Britain 1-0.
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Suffield at Ellington 3:45 p.m.: Suffield enters the year ranked No. 2 in the state coaches poll for Classes M and S while Ellington begins as the No. 3 ranked team. Ellington was a Class M semifinalist last season while Suffield lost in the state championship 3-2 to Lewis Mills.
Guilford at Shelton, 6 p.m.: Guilford is one of the best teams in Class L and Shelton is routinely near the top of Class LL. They also happen to be rivals in the SCC who combined for just three losses a season ago.
Glastonbury at Farmington, 6:30 p.m.: The No. 1 and 2 teams in the state coaches poll for Class L and LL schools face off for the first of their two meetings this fall. Since 2012, Glastonbury has won four state titles while Farmington has snagged three.
Barlow at Masuk, 7 p.m.: The SWC foes also combined for only three losses in 2017. Both teams come back with enough fire power to be considered contenders for the Class L championship once again.
Danbury at Staples 4 p.m.: Staples enters the season tied as the No. 8 team in the state coaches poll while Danbury is looking to fill holes left by graduation. Either way, this is a key early-season test for both teams with aspirations of FCIAC and Class LL titles.
Lewis Mills at Thomaston, 3:45 p.m.: Lewis Mills comes in ranked No. 1 in the Class M and S state coaches poll after winning Class M last season. Thomaston may be one of the smaller schools in the Berkshire League but with two-time All-State midfielder Mergim Kutllovci on the pitch, Thomaston has dreams of an early-season upset.