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.”
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.
The members and fans of the New Canaan and Darien football teams have received their wishes, though it took Mother Nature to intervene.
STAMFORD — The attacks started without any warning, causing Kelsey Santagata to experience breathing difficulties and to break out in sweat.
Santagata was in need of a sanctuary, a safe haven, but it is hard to hide from your own body.
And the opponent was not someone to overpower on the basketball court.
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.
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.
The three teams playing in next Saturday’s state championship games accounted for 21 of the 40 spots on the All-FCIAC Football team, which was announced today.
New Canaan placed 10 starters on the team, while Lou Marinelli was named as the league’s Coach of the Year.