Feb 122013
 

Main LogoThe 2013 NVL football schedule has been released (not officially, but we’ve gotten our hands on it anyway). Below are the team schedules listed from Week 1 through Thanksgiving. St. Paul is the only team that does not yet have a Thanksgiving opponent scheduled.

Key Dates
Aug. 14-19: Conditioning week for schools who do not use spring practice
Aug. 19-23: Conditioning week for schools who use spring practice
Aug. 20: First practice for schools who do not use spring practice
Aug. 24: First practice for schools who use spring practice
Sept. 10: First allowable date for games
Oct. 16-19: NVL-SWC Challenge
Nov. 21: NVL championship (if necessary)
Nov. 27-28: Thanksgiving games
Dec. 3: CIAC quarterfinals
Dec. 7: CIAC semifinals
Dec. 13-14: CIAC finals

Ansonia
Torrington
at Sacred Heart
at Holy Cross
Wilby
at Derby
Masuk
at Wolcott
Watertown
at Seymour
Crosby
at Naugatuck

Crosby
Naugatuck
at Woodland
Watertown
Derby
at Wolcott
Immaculate
Wilby
at Seymour
St. Paul
at Ansonia
at Kennedy

Derby
St. Paul
Holy Cross
at Wilby
at Crosby
Ansonia
at Bethel
Seymour
Wolcott
at Watertown
at Woodland
Shelton

Holy Cross
Watertown
at Derby
Ansonia
at Sacred Heart
at Kennedy
at Weston
Torrington
Woodland
Naugatuck
at St. Paul
at Wolcott

Kennedy
at Wilby
at Seymour
Woodland
St. Paul
Holy Cross
at Stratford
Watertown
at Torrington
at Sacred Heart
at Naugatuck
Crosby

Naugatuck
at Crosby
Wolcott
Sacred Heart
at Woodland
at Torrington
Bunnell
at St. Paul
Wilby
at Holy Cross
Kennedy
Ansonia

Seymour
at Amity
Kennedy
at Wolcott
Watertown
at Sacred Heart
at Oxford
at Derby
Crosby
Ansonia
at Wilby
Woodland

Sacred Heart
at Wolcott
Ansonia
at Naugatuck
Holy Cross
Seymour
New Fairfield
at Woodland
St. Paul
Kennedy
at Torrington
at Wilby

St. Paul
at Derby
at Watertown
Torrington
at Kennedy
Woodland
Notre Dame – Fairfield
Naugatuck
at Sacred Heart
at Crosby
Holy Cross

Torrington
at Ansonia
Wilby
at St. Paul
Wolcott
Naugatuck
Barlow
at Holy Cross
Kennedy
at Woodland
Sacred Heart
at Watertown

Watertown
at Holy Cross
St. Paul
at Crosby
at Seymour
Wilby
at New Milford
at Kennedy
at Ansonia
Derby
Wolcott
Torrington

Wilby
Kennedy
at Torrington
Derby
at Ansonia
at Watertown
Brookfield
at Crosby
at Naugatuck
Wolcott
Seymour
Sacred Heart

Wolcott
Sacred Heart
at Naugatuck
Seymour
at Torrington
Crosby
Newtown
Ansonia
at Derby
at Wilby
at Watertown
Holy Cross

Woodland
Branford
Crosby
at Kennedy
Naugatuck
at St. Paul
at Pomperaug
Sacred Heart
at Holy Cross
Torrington
Derby
at Seymour

  57 Responses to “2013 NVL Team Schedules”

  1. Very interesting the 2 best NVL teams from 2012 don’t play in 2013 Ansonia & Woodland with the schedule being supposedly power rankings, wonder if it’s cause Woodland’s AD does schedule? Just a thought

  2. On another note, it’s awfully disappointing to see the lack of teams again going out for nonleague games. Only Derby, Seymour and Woodland face the SCC in nonconference weeks. I know we have the NVL-SWC Challenge this year, but still.

    Ansonia-Torrington again? Ugh.

  3. The best we’re going to get in Week 1 is Seymour vs. Amity.

  4. It’s good to see something different on the schedules. I would have liked to see a Masuk team coached by Murphy stack up against AHS. I think AHS would physically whip them. The Seymour vs. Amity game reminds me of the days of the old Housatonic League. Amity took some poundings back then from what I can recall. Also interested to see how Naugy does with a new coach at the helm.

    • Bunnell visits Bruno-coached Naugatuck. Going to be good. Going to have to choose the best game. I’d love to see Bunnell at Naugy. But something tells me the game to see is Masuk at Ansonia.

  5. Looking at Seymour’s schedule, I think 6-5 is a realistic goal. Looking at what the cats have coming back I think Kennedy, Watertown, Sacred Heart, Derby OR Oxford, Crosby and Wilby.

    I have them losing to Amity, Wolcott, Oxford OR Derby, Ansonia and Woodland.

    But actually anything from 5-6 to 7-4 would not really surprise me. Actually 7-4 would surprise but not shock me.

  6. Finally Derby v Woodland! Might be a QB showcase.

  7. I agree with you Remmy. I believe Naugy has a lot of talent coming back this year. The line should be fairly strong as long as the left side improves. Their left tackle was big and pretty good but the left guard 77 was overmatched almost every game.

  8. i like seymours schedule.torrington and wilby have coaches yet??????????
    chargers will be tough again.if they fill wr and linebacker slots they should grab another title.barring injuries of course.

  9. Torrington has released their five finalist, as follows: Rico Brogna (former MLB First Basemen), Jim Burns (Torrington asst under Dunaj), Greg Todd (former Lewis Mills Head Coach), Jordan Capitanio (Immaculate Offensive Coordinator), and a guy from Mount Memorial High School in Massachusets. There you have it folks. Best of luck to the canidates and have fun in your debut as Torrington coach vs Ansonia.

  10. Awright LL! Way to go! vSomebody blogging about linemen!

  11. It would be absolutely hilarious if Rico Brogna got the Torrington job.

    Still nothing from Wilby. I’m assuming that by now the job is pretty much Gino Capuano’s (and it should be).

    By the way, the Naugatuck Board of Education officially accepted the hiring of Craig Bruno at last night’s meeting.

  12. Linemen never get any love Drake! They only get attention (negative) when they dont do their job. My favorite part of watrching football at any level is watching the offensive line.

  13. brogna great choice for torrington—-practice starts aug.14—-h’ll be gone on 15th

  14. Going to be interesting to see how Kingsley responds to losing big time weapons at WR. Early schedule looks favorable for them though.

    Remmy and Kyle, what’s up with Wolcott and HC this coming year? How are they looking

    • I had a chat with someone just yesterday regarding Wolcott. I have them finishing at 6-5 OR 7-4 (would depend on the outcome of the Derby game).

      Losses to: Naugy, Newtown, Ansonia, Holy Cross.

  15. I actually just had a nice exchange with Rico and he tells me that the health problems he’s had since his baseball career are settling down a little and he’s feeling good enough to get back into the game.

  16. Little town… huge line.

  17. I have mixed feelings about Oxford moving to the NVL.

    • Can’t see anyone outside Seymour in the NVL much caring Rem. I would have mixed emotions as an Oxfordian as well….not sure it was the right move.

      That being said I skipped Tony’s today for breakfast at Fritz’s, so I am feeling all sorts of warm and fuzzies toward our neighbors to the west.

  18. from atheletic point of view,cant see how its not a good move.natural rivalries,shorter travel to most places,hopefully a upgrade competition wise and the fact that oxford has facility upgrades in place i think is a no brainer.academically i really wouldnt know the ramifications.i do personally know a tyeacher there,and she says kids are excited about move.

  19. Heard at multiple places from multiple people this week that Oxford might not have the votes to get in. Apparently the Waterbury schools (except Holy Cross) and St. Paul aren’t too fond of what’s on the table (some combination of Oxford coming and divisional realignment).

    This thing keeps getting pushed off, too. Neither the ADs nor the principals have made any recommendations or votes despite Oxford having made its presentation weeks ago. Classic.

    I say tell St. Paul to go away if it doesn’t want Oxford. St. Paul is lucky the NVL was hiring a few years ago.

  20. St. Paul and the city schools don’t want to be stuck together in the “Waterbury Division”

    Can’t say I blame em, as HC runs off into the sunset with T-town, Naugy, W-town and Woolkitt.

  21. At the risk of pissing Kyle off, does Woodland have the most cream puff schedule in the league in 2013 or is it just me?
    (AHS or Wolcott not on their schedule).

    • AHS96 said this last week:

      Very interesting the 2 best NVL teams from 2012 don’t play in 2013 Ansonia & Woodland with the schedule being supposedly power rankings, wonder if it’s cause Woodland’s AD does schedule? Just a thought

    • And I replied:

      “I’m not sure exactly how they work the power rankings, but I agree that it seems odd how last year’s Copper champ doesn’t play the top two Brass teams. Maybe there’s more to the power rule than we know.”

      I honestly don’t know. I know it’s a two-year power schedule but I’m pretty sure Holy Cross and Woodland were the top two in the rankings. Sacred Heart appears to have taken the spot that would logically be given to Woodland to face Ansonia.

      Like I said, maybe there are additional stipulations to the power rankings that we don’t know, but it sure seems odd.

  22. Sacred Heart football joined Twitter today. Welcome aboard.

    https://twitter.com/SacredHeartFoot

  23. They do play Pompy though, who from what I’ve heard will be rebounding from last year’s rare poor squad, Pomp vs. Woods- the matchup of the only two regionals in the Waterbury area

    • That should be a fun game. Pomperaug has a pretty athletic kid who is set to run the offense next year. Panthers coach Dave Roach told me last season that he’s really looking forward to what some of these younger guys have to offer, now that his program has its legs under it.

      Woodland will lose a lot, including almost the entire wide receivers corps, but the tight ends will return, a few skill kids who didn’t get much time last year will step in and the left side of the offensive line is back. Oh and the Kingsley kid will be a senior.

  24. Steve Sanders

    If Oxford doesn’t get in where do they go from here. They were trying to leave a league that changed its allignment for them. They wouldn’t have tried to make the move if they didn’t think they would have had enough votes to get in. If St Paul is the problem tell them to become the 33rd team in the CCC and go .500 at best in every sport. Oxford makes sense for the league, maybe not for every waterbury school but it is in the best interest in the league. It’s my understanding if Oxford came in the NVL Championship game in football would be eliminated is that true?

    • We really don’t know much about what the proposed realignment would be if Oxford came as the 15th member, but it sounds like a main part of could be an all-Waterbury division (which would just suck). That seems to be the main point of contention among the non-Holy Cross Waterbury schools.

      St. Paul will continue to be a thorn in everyone’s sides here and probably won’t vote yes, no matter how the realignment would take place. Go away.

      If the NVL does go to three divisions, it doesn’t mean the title game would automatically be scrapped. The FCIAC has three divisions and does a championship based on power points; the ECC has three divisions and only does divisional championships. It would stink if the addition of Oxford would mean the subtraction of a single NVL champion.

      I understand there are some more NVL meetings in the near future (Oxford’s role in this is all done, I believe) where the powers that be will continue to drag out this process. The one thing that does appear to be sure is that Oxford will not be an NVL member in 2013-14, even if the school is voted in next month. (Oxford apparently has a one-year out clause with the SWC that the NVL wouldn’t want to break, and fall schedules are already set to a degree.)

      In other news, I was told today that former NVL assistant coach Jim Caouette accepted the head coaching position at Avon today. Congratulations to Jim.

      Anybody heading to the NVL weightlifting competition next Saturday at Seymour? I might be away so I’m not sure I’ll make it.

  25. Just to get some banter on here. How would you rate the CURRENT head coaches in order from best to worst. 1-14 in the league. A similar list would be cool for offensive and d coordinators. You dont even have to know names if thats too hard. Just by team.

  26. Using an accumulation of total wins, stats, and obviously big wins from 2010-12 (three seasons) I made my own list,but I’m unfamiliar, with who some of the teams coordinators exactlly are, so I just put offensive and defensive stats. Also, Naugatuck just hired Bruno, so it’s hard to put him the in the coordinator specific catergories, but I did rank him amongst the top head coaches.
    Best Head Coaches: 1. Brockett (41-2 and two state titles) 2. Bruno 3. Pace (17-6, two playoff appearances in two season) 4. Giaempatruzzi (23-10 and one state title) 5. Shea ( 21-10, huge win over Naugatuck in 2010)
    Best Defensive Coordinator/ Staff: 1. Ansonia 2. Holy Cross 3. Woodland 4. Wolcott 5. Naugatuck
    Best Offensive Coordinator/ Staff: 1. Ansonia 2. Torrington, even though sounds like they’re not there anymore 3. Wolcott 4. Woodland 5. Holy Cross

    Hard to rank all the head coaches 6-14, because Torrington and Wilby haven’t even hired coaches, as of yet. Plasky and Dunaj, both being gone, takes two of three, or four better guys over the last three years, out of the picture. Plasky/Nauatuck went 21-10, with an NVL Title, while Dunaj posted a 20-10 record at Torrington over the same stretch of time. That’s a 41-20 combined record that you have to overlook. Between what happened at Naugatuck (no need to get into that) and the railroad job by a group of parents at Torrington, it’s hard to rank head coaches in an era of frequent instability.

    For every ranking, besides Ansonia, there is a strong argument for one coach, or staff over another. Basing it off a body of work, rather than head to head match ups, seemed to be the best way to keep the rankings from getting hairy. For every guy who says that Wolcott is 5-0 vs Woodland over the last five seasons, including last year’s thrashing, there is the 66 points Torrington laid on Wolcott at the beginning of the 2011 season. The same could be said for Holy Cross, who is the only other team outside of Ansonia, to not only appear in a state final, but win the game.

  27. Chris P these are silly. Woodland in top 3 on defense. You’re drunk. Lastly talking about a 66 point game in order to defend YOUR Hawks is so obvious.

  28. I agree with a lot of the things you said Chris. It’s nice to read about thisnkind of stuff during these terrible winter months. Naugy will be interesting this year.

    Joe how would you stack it up.

  29. My schedule (subject to change).

    Week 1: Branford at Woodland
    Week 2: Wolcott at Naugatuck
    Week 3: Ansonia at Holy Cross
    Week 4: Naugatuck at Woodland
    Week 5: Ansonia at Derby
    Week 6: Seymour at Oxford OR Masuk at Ansonia
    Week 7: Seymour at Derby
    Week 8: Woodland at Holy Cross
    Week 9: Wolcott at Wilby
    Week 10: Woodland at Derby
    Thanksgiving: Ansonia at Naugatuck

  30. are you counting playoffgames too—-chris?