The New Britain Golden Hurricanes fell to 1-3 last Friday to end what could be the toughest portion of their schedule this season. Awaiting the Hurricanes are the South Windsor Bobcats in a Week 5 road matchup that begin a stretch of more favorable games for the Hurricanes down the stretch.
New Britain’s 35-8 loss to Wethersfield last week made was its fourth straight game that the Hurricanes have allowed at least 25 points to their opposition. The team’s 114 points allowed this season is tied for second worst with Bristol Central in the CCC Tier 2.
The only team allowing more points than those two teams -- South Windsor at 124. The Bobcats are also one of just two teams in the league to score more than 100 points thus far.
The Bobcats (1-3) have lost in a pair of shootouts and have scored 23 points or more in three games.
The two tightly contested losses came in Weeks 2 and 4 with a 31-30 loss to Bristol Central and a 28-25 loss to Manchester.
The Hurricanes will be tasked with keeping pace with the Bobcats offense on Friday, and a substantial offensive output is just what the Hurricanes need heading into the bye week and the second half of their schedule.
Since their Week 1 victory at Middletown scoring 38 points, the Hurricanes has averaged just 9.33 points per game.
The team has also only scored more than one touchdown just once during that stretch in Week 3 against Danbury.
Running back Cayden Hill will likely continued to be relied upon moving forward for New Britain.
He’s been their most consistent weapon with a pair of 100-yard games under his belt through four weeks. In Week 1 he ran for 136 yards and three total touchdowns, and last Friday he paced the team with 119 yards, one touchdown and a two-point conversion.
Through the first four weeks, each team the Hurricanes have faced sit with records at least as high as .500 through four weeks.
In the final six weeks, the Hurricanes won’t face a school with a record better then .500 as of now.
The two teams haven’t faced since the season opener in 2019 in New Britain.
The Bobcats won that matchup 25-14.
New Britain at South Windsor
When: Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Where: South Windsor High School
Records: New Britain 1-3, South Windsor 1-3
Last Meeting: South Windsor 25, New Britain 14 (9/13/2019)
Contrary to the scores over the last few weeks, the New Britain offense has been taking small steps in different areas which should eventually turn into results. They’ve been struggling to replicate the offensive production from Week 1, but this could be a game which allows the Hurricanes to finally make a move back in that direction.
No team in the league has allowed more points than South Windsor through the first four weeks.
If New Britain is able to play a similar game to last Friday and take better care of the football in crucial areas of the field, they should be able to score some points in this one.
The issue for the Hurricanes, however, is that the Bobcats are one of the top scoring offenses in the league as well. Expect New Britain to come away with more tangible offensive results, but it might be tough for them to catch the Bobcats.
Cameron Beall’s Prediction:
South Windsor 29,
New Britain 23