Seventh-seeded Ridgefield overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit, pitching a second-half shutout and scoring three times to defeat No. 2 West Haven, 28-21, in the Class LL quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
It didn’t rank as the biggest surprise on the opening night of the CIAC football playoffs, but Ridgefield’s 28-21 win over West Haven caught the attention of the state and to many ranked high on the upset list.
It should not have.
STAMFORD — It isn’t often the No. 1 team in the state, coming off its biggest win of the season, would feel like it had something to prove, but that was the mindset for Darien on Tuesday night as it set out to pursue a second straight CIAC Class LL title.
Finlay Collins scored two touchdowns and Brian Peters passed for two others as Darien began the chase for a second straight state title with a 29-3 Class LL quarterfinal win over Greenwich on Tuesday.