Now that we’ve all got our feet wet, it’s time for Week 2 in the NVL.
Crosby and Wolcott finally get their seasons started after enduring Week 1 byes, while Seymour and Holy Cross look to keep up their momentum as heavy favorites. In perhaps the week’s most competitive game, Woodland visits Torrington in a Saturday afternoon NVL Iron Division showdown.
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Thursday, Sept. 18
Woodland at Torrington, 4 p.m.: In terms of games being close, this will be the tightest of the week. (By the way, this game was moved from Saturday in Torrington to Thursday in Beacon Falls.)
Remmy’s Take: This game is a toss-up. Woodland’s offense played a solid game last week and its defense shut out Watertown, but the Hawks find themselves playing a tougher opponent this week. We’ll have to see if someone other than Hawks’ RB Sean McAllen has a big game if Woodland wants to leave Torrington with a win. Torrington struggled mightily on offense against one of the league favorites, Naugatuck, but should put up some points this week in front of the home crowd versus a Woodland ‘D’ that may struggle with the size of the Raiders’ offensive weapons.
Kyle’s Take: I got a good sense for what Torrington can do and wants to do on offense in its game against Naugatuck last week. The Red Raiders were able to move the ball a little bit on the Greyhounds, whose defense I expect to be better than that of Woodland. Torrington’s biggest struggle last week came in defending the pass and getting penetration into the backfield. The Raiders won’t have to worry as much about their secondary against a Woodland team that isn’t nearly as adept at throwing. They should be able to move the ball with a balanced offense, while the Hawks already look to be dealing with some injuries. It should be close, but I don’t think Woodland has enough offensive firepower or depth to get this win.
Picks: Remmy- Torrington, 28-27. Kyle- Torrington, 24-20.