Randy Polonia of the Trinity Catholic football team and Mary Lynch of the Wilton girls cross country team are this week’s BlueStreak-Ruden Report Players of the Week. Polonia and Lynch will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Polonia had four touchdown catches covering 229 yards in the first 18 minutes of the… Read more »
A look at the FCIAC football standings might cause the average follower to do a double-take.
Darien, New Canaan and St. Joseph, the three best teams a year ago, are sitting with 2-0 records. But so are Trinity Catholic, winless last season, Danbury and the two Fairfield schools, Ludlowe and Warde.
That’s eight wins already from four teams that produced a total of 13 all of last season.
And with Trinity Catholic and Warde meeting on Saturday, one of those teams will be 3-0.
We have three finalists for the initial vote for the Rhone FCIAC Unsung Football Player of the Week award:
Trinity Catholic’s Thomas Costigan, who had 12 tackles — three for losses — three deflections and one sack in a 38-28 win over Westhill.
Staples’ Nick Esposito, who had 11 tackles and a 30-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown in a 24-0 win over Wilton.
Darien’s Tyler Grant, who entered the game in the third quarter and had two interceptions, including one to preserve a 33-26 win over Greenwich.
We have nine teams on the menu this week for The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week vote.
Your finalists are: the Wilton boys soccer, New Canaan field hockey, Norwalk boys soccer, Brien McMahon boys soccer, Darien football, Ludlowe football, Ridgefield girls soccer, Warde girls soccer, St. Joseph football and Staples field hockey teams.
STAMFORD — The Trinity Catholic football team has always been noted for having tough players that get the most out of their ability, and for an offense that would go a few yards and a cloud of dust.
That was due in part because the Crusaders — hopefully for only just a little longer — are one of only two teams with grass fields capable of producing any dust.
Now they also have a vertical game with the capability of being more dangerous than at any time in recent memory.
GREENWICH — Darien’s 33-26 win over Greenwich on Friday night certainly lived up to the hype, often in unexpected ways.
Sprinkled in with some highlight-reel scores and a back-and-forth game, there were nine turnovers and a bank of lights went out in the third quarter, causing a 15-minute delay.
When it was all over, the teams generally ranked 1-2 in the preseason were headed in vastly opposite directions. The Blue Wave are 2-0 despite a first-half lapse in the opener against Hillhouse and five lost fumbles against Greenwich.
The Cardinals’ postseason hopes are on life support at 0-2, with a trip to New Canaan up next.
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