New Canaan Places 9, Darien 8 On All-FCIAC Football Team

New Canaan Places 9, Darien 8 On All-FCIAC Football Team

New Canaan and Darien were the top two teams in the league this season and are headed to Thursday’s conference championship game, so it is no surprise that they were the leaders in the All-FCIAC football voting. The Rams, 8-0, placed nine players on the team. Darien, also 8-0, had eight players honored.

Greenwich was next with seven players named to the first team.

Trinity Catholic’s Donny Panapada, who has guided his team into the Class S playoffs, was selected as the Coach of the Year.

New Canaan Gets A Kick Out Of Swindell's Intangible Possibilities

New Canaan Gets A Kick Out Of Swindell’s Intangible Possibilities

NEW CANAAN — With an average victory margin of over 35 points per game, the New Canaan football team has been devoid of any pressure moments this fall.

That likely could change on Thursday morning, when the Rams face Darien in the annual Turkey Bowl, with the FCIAC championship at stake. And if the game were to come down to a last-second field goal attempt, well, that would be just fine with Peter Swindell, the Rams’ kicker.

“When I get the chance to kick I take full advantage of it,” Swindell said during a recent practice.

Darien, New Canaan...Plus A Whole Lot More

Thanksgiving Game Plan: Darien, New Canaan…Plus A Whole Lot More

For the 10,000 of you headed to Boyle Stadium Thursday morning, a few more sentences if you haven’t already been Turkey Bowl-ed to death.

For those of you in other towns, there are four more teams playing in games that have direct state playoff implications, as well as several others of local rivalry interest that could have an impact on the postseason plans of schools outside the conference.