Wreckers Announce 2010 Schedule

Mark  your calendars:  Tuesday, September 14.

That’s when the Staples Wreckers begin their defense of the state and FCIAC championships.  The site is Fairfield Warde; game time is 4 p.m.

The FCIAC schedule is completely revamped this year.  For the 1st time ever, Staples will not play 3 traditional rivals:  Wilton, New Canaan and Darien.  There are 19 league teams; to accommodate an 8-team FCIAC tournament, and the state-mandated starting and stopping dates (along with strict rules about numbers of games per week), there can be only 15 league matches.

“It will be strange not playing those 3 teams,” admits head coach Dan Woog.  “Interestingly, Trinity Catholic is back in the rotation.  Next year’s seniors — even those who have been on varsity for 3 years already — have never played them.”

Next fall will also mark the 1st time in many years that the Wreckers will face all 3 Bridgeport schools.

Brookfield will once again be Staples’ 16th game.  In just 2 years, this has developed into one of the best rivalries in the state.  The teams split their previous encounters, with the upstaters handing the Wreckers a solid 3-1 defeat last fall.  The Bobcats went on to win the state “L” crown.

Quiz Night is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15 — the night before Brookfield comes to town.

There will be 9 home matches at Albie Loeffler Field, and 7 away.

The Wreckers will follow their traditional pre-season scrimmage.  Tryouts begin on Saturday, August 28; 4 days later they face an FCIAC foe absent during the regular season (Wilton, away, Sept. 1 4 p.m.).

Wethersfield comes to town on Friday, Sept. 4.  A match at Glastonbury — last year’s semifinal foe — is set for Tuesday, Sept. 7 (Naugatuck will be there too), followed by the annual Wethersfield Jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Click here to see the complete 2010 schedule.

The 2009 season ended with scenes like this. The 2010 season opens Sept. 14.

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