The Staples-Brookfield matchup — one of the best new rivalries in the state — will continue in 2009.
The Wreckers travel north on Saturday, October 10 for a 6 p.m. kickoff. So far, it is Staples’ only regular season night game (though a few FCIAC foes may change 4 p.m. starts to later times).
It’s also the Westporters’ 10th away match. They play just 6 regular season games at Loeffler Field.
“Brookfield is one of the class teams in the SWC — and the state,” said Wrecker head coach Dan Woog. “It’s great for us to get a 16th game, and test ourselves outside the FCIAC. I think Brookfield likes this game for the same non-league reason.”
Woog lauded Brookfield coach Jared Sheikh for helping fit the game in, given both teams’ league constraints. “He’s an excellent coach, with a superb program,” Woog said. “This is more proof of that.”
The match comes 4 days after a much-anticipated clash at Norwalk, and 2 days before a home contest against always-tough New Canaan. Wrecker fans are already bracing for a nail-biting few days.