Friday night lights shine on Staples Stadium Friday at 7 p.m. as the Wreckers host the Ridgefield Tigers on the HAN Network.
It’s homecoming night at Staples High School, a great tradition which will add extra emotion to the game for not only the players but the fans.
The Wreckers are off to a red hot start with a 3-0 record, beating Bridgeport Central, Wilton and Brien McMahon. The Staples defense has allowed only 10 points in those victories. Meanwhile, senior Danny Thompson in his first season as starting quarterback shows how confident he is at running the offense and running back Harris Levi is continuing to have a record-breaking year.
The Tigers come into this game 2-1 record. After losing to Darien week 1, the Tigers bounced back, defeating Stamford and Bridgeport Central.
Ridgefield senior quarterback Greg Gatto continues to show composure in the pocket and has a pair of wide receiver targets in Matt Lombardo and Jackson Mitchell to help move the chains.
The Tigers were all over the Wreckers last October when they beat them 42-7, when Ridgefield went to the state Class LL final and Staples finished 5-5.
Both teams should be well rested, coming off a bye week
John Kovach, Mike Suppe, and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
How to watch
Schedule: Here’s our sports and news broadcast schedule.
HAN Network’s live sports coverage begins at least 10 minutes before the games’ scheduled start. There are a few different ways you can watch the HAN Network:
Mobile: Watch the games, local news, politics and entertainment programming on your iPhone or Android phone with the HAN Network app. Download it here.
Due to changes by our app developer, if you have our HAN Network app and aren’t receiving notifications before live events, you may need to delete and reinstall the app.
Online: All HAN Network broadcasts are available live at HAN.Network and our affiliate websites, including FCIAC.net and all the other HAN Network local news websites.
On TV: All Frontier Communications subscribers in Connecticut can watch the simulcast of most HAN Network Connecticut sports broadcasts on the Vantage Sports Network at Channels 600 and 1600-HD.
On your Smart TV: It’s easy to watch HAN Network broadcasts on your smart televisions or with Apple TV, Roku (search for Hersam Acorn on Roku’s YouTube channel) Amazon’s Firestick or Google’s Chromecast.
On demand: After the the live broadcast ends, the game is then available on demand to HAN Network subscribers. Due to processing time, It may take up to three hours after the conclusion of the game until the game is ready for viewing.