The Meat Grinder CT HS football podcast (S5, E5): Naugatuck's Chris Anderson & Return of the Big League Showdowns

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The Meat Grinder CT HS Football Podcast Week 5: Naugatuck's Chris Anderson

The Meat Grinder CT HS Football Podcast Week 5: Naugatuck's Chris Anderson

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GameTimeCT · The Meat Grinder (S5, E5): Naugatuck's Chris Anderson & Return of the big league showdowns

Welcome back to another edition of The Meat Grinder, your weekly inside look at high school football in Connecticut with GameTimeCT's Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley.

If Week 4 was the Alliance love fest, Week 5 was the return of the jilted lover, our forgotten friend: the good ol' fashioned league game.

We start in the SCC where Hamden took out Fairfield Prep for the first time since 2009 and North Haven dropped No. 3 Shelton for its first win over the Gaels since 1994. In the NVL, Gilbert/Northwestern/Housy put a slight fright into Ansonia; Staples outlasted Trumbull in an FCIAC thriller; Berlin rallied to beat Bloomfield in the CCC... and so much more.

Though the SCC, FCIAC and SWC have bye weeks, league play continues this week. Chris Anderson, a two-time championship coach at Woodland and now the head coach at Naugatuck, joins us this week to discuss his league's big game against Tom Ligi and Holy Cross at Municipal Stadium on Thursday night.

Anderson, now in his second year in command of the Valley powerhouse, gives us his take on the matchup and a look at his team as it attempts to repeat last year's successful run to the NVL championship and state playoffs.

So join us, won't you?

Listen to the Meat Grinder now on your favorite streaming service, but sure to check out the Live Action version of the show on Tuesday evenings.

There are plenty of watching/listening options available: The easiest is by hitting 'play' on the embedded Soundcloud player at the top of this post. You can also subscribe to and listen on SoundcloudApple Podcasts and on Spotify to stream anywhere you wish and get notifications so you won't miss an episode when it drops.

The LIVE ACTION version of the show features game highlights and other goodies on YouTube. IT typically goes up Tuesday evening and will be posted above.

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