Super 6: Vote For The BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Football Player Of The Year

After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past two months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Football Player of the Year award.

The winner will receive a trophy and other prizes from BlueStreak Sports Training and The Ruden Report.

Here are the finalists and their statistics, according to MaxPreps:


The Postgame: On Balanced Receiving Corps, It Is LaPolice’s Turn To Shine

STAMFORD — He is a member of what he calls one of the best receiving corps in school history, a group that takes turns sharing the spotlight.

On Saturday, in New Canaan’s 44-12 win over Darien for the Class L championship, it was Alex LaPolice’s chance. The junior set the tone by returning the opening kickoff 80 yards. Though a penalty moved the ball back to the Blue Wave 30, the Rams scored seven plays later to take a lead they would not relinquish.


Commentary: Rams Reach Goal Of Going Out The Right Way

STAMFORD — Of all the dissection following New Canaan’s 44-12 rout of Darien in Saturday’s Class L championship game, the most on target came from Rob Trifone, the Blue Wave’s coach.

“Most people in the state of Connecticut can’t beat that team once, and you’re asking us to beat them twice,” Trifone said.

Trifone was referring, of course, to the Blue Wave’s 28-24 Turkey Bowl win, a nice consolation prize for a team that easily soared over preseason expectations.


Class L Preview: For New Canaan’s Cascione, It’s All About The Win

PLANTSVILLE — He has been poked and probed by the media for the past three months. The will-he-or-won’t-he-play mystery in the FCIAC championship game was high school football reality TV.

It would seem that there is little we don’t already know about New Canaan quarterback Nick Cascione.

Or is there?

“I’m not as smart as I’m portrayed,” Cascione said with a smile. “I make it work. I get the words to come out. I’m more shy outside the football spectrum.”


Class M Preview: Reduced Role But Same Success For St. Joseph’s Vazzano

PLANTSVILLE — Jordan Vazzano vividly remembers St. Joseph High School’s last appearance in a state championship game, four years ago, a 49-28 win over Ansonia.

“It was awesome,” Vazzano said. “It was my freshman year so I didn’t play. The atmosphere and everything was incredible. Just being able to go on the field. Now to be able to play is a great feeling.”

The Cadets are back, in the Class M final, on Saturday morning, meeting Brookfield, with the chance to run their record to 11 straight wins in the title game since 1980.


Video Spotlight: New Canaan-Darien 2008 Turkey Bowl At Boyle Stadium

It was the second-most attended football game ever at Boyle Stadium. In 2008, the Darien and New Canaan football teams met for the FCIAC championship before a crowd of 10,000 people. The Rams won the game, 28-20.

The teams, thanks to rescheduling caused by an anticipated weather event, return to Boyle Stadium Saturday morning at 11:05 a.m. to meet for the Class L championship, The teams also played in the state final in 2008, with New Canaan winning, 26-7.


Darien-New Canaan Class L Final Moved To Boyle Stadium

The members and fans of the New Canaan and Darien football teams have received their wishes, though it took Mother Nature to intervene.

Saturday’s Class L championship game between the long-time rivals was moved Thursday morning from Central Connecticut State University to Boyle Stadium, with the time moved to an 11:05 a.m. start.