Ridgefield had it all last year and ended up with it all as well: league and state titles. The Tigers lost an All-Star team’s worth of talent, but they succeeded in large part because of their depth, so there are still strong building blocks back to make a run at championship defenses.
Six FCIAC players were selected among the top 25 in the state on the Connecticut All-State Football teams, selected by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Seventeen other players from the league were named to Class teams.
In the second part of our video preview, I spoke with Danbury’s Cameron Snow, Greenwich’s Matt Robins (interviewed by Katie Gallagher), New Canaan’s Camden Nelson, Wilton’s Kyle Maatallah, McMahon’s Xavier Rojas, Warde’s Dan Fitzpatrick, Westhill’s D’Aeren Carson and Stamford’s Tevin St. John.
In the first part of our video preview, I spoke with Ridgefield’s Brenden McNamara, Trumbull’s Timmond Williams, Staples’ Max Sussman, Fairfield Ludlowe’s Ty Stapleton, Norwalk’s Conner Mastropietro, St. Joseph’s Gavin Greene, Darien’s Andrew Darby and Trinity Catholic’s Jack Soucy.
How thin was the line between contention and champion in the FCIAC last season? Ridgefield and Wilton each played in the final for the first time, with the Tigers winning the border battle in overtime.