Jack Joyce threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and the Darien defense held off a late rally for a 31-22 win over Greenwich in the Class LL final. It was the Blue Wave’s third straight state title.
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected five outstanding finalists for the Athletic Gaines-Ruden Report Football Player of the Year award.
STAMFORD — For the past 11 days, since the arrest of three starters on Thanksgiving Eve, the Darien football team has operated under a microscope. The assessment of the Blue Wave’s subsequent four games comes down square on the line of partiality.
STAMFORD — In need of the same resilience it tapped during the postseason, the Darien football team was able to summon an unyielding and relentless posture for a much shorter stretch during today’s Class LL final.
FCIAC girls basketball has continued on an upward trajectory, with better players and stronger teams. Two of the last three Class LL champions have come from the conference, and Trumbull made it to the final a year ago. There have been different league champions each of the last four years.