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.


Norwalk’s Krost A 74-Year-Old Quarterback Trying To Get To The Super Bowl

NORWALK — Lee Krost had his first flirtation with the NFL 50 years ago. He was a semi-professional player with the Richmond Vikings when he was given a tryout by the Baltimore Colts.

Only one thing stood in his way.

“They had this young little skinny guy. His name was Unitas,” said Krost with a smile, referring to Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas.

Now, a half decade later, Krost in a way is trying to get back to the NFL.

Not bad for a 74-year-old quarterback.


Girls Basketball 2013-14: A Strong Posse In Pursuit of Danbury

There seems to be more of a buzz on the eve of the new FCIAC girls basketball season than in recent years.

Perhaps it is because there appears to be more good teams in the upper echelon.

Danbury has defeated Trumbull the past two years in the championship game. There is a pack of talented teams harboring realistic chances of getting the opportunity to play for the title in February.