It had been five years since the New Canaan football team had played in — and won — an FCIAC championship. That ended on Friday night, a 31-20 win over St. Joseph.
When I first decided to launch my own website, one of the repeated suggestions was a “Where are they now,” series. Readers love to know what the former high school athletes they followed are now doing.
Thus the seeds were planted for “Catching Up With…”
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 four outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Fall Male Player of the Year award.
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 Fall Female Player of the Year award.
The winner will receive a trophy from BlueStreak Sports Training and The Ruden Report.
TRUMBULL — Will he or won’t he?
He did. And delivered.
All week long, the parlor game was trying to figure out whether Nick Cascione, two weeks removed from a first-half concussion against Wilton, would start at quarterback Friday night for New Canaan in the FCIAC championship game against St. Joseph.
TRUMBULL — The worst moment of New Canaan High School’s football season to date may in retrospect prove to be its turning point.
It also helped the Rams win their first FCIAC title since 2008 and seventh overall, 31-20, over St. Joseph on Friday night
This has been a good fall for FCIAC football players getting national attention. First there was the amazing game-winning touchdown pass by Fairfield Ludlowe’s Mikey Arman. Two weeks ago a video of a trick field goal by New Canaan’s Peter Swindell, posted off the team’s Twitter account, went viral and now has over 600,000 views.
And currently an amazing 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Danbury’s Elijah Duffy last Friday against Greenwich has caught the attention of USA Today, which has it as one of five finalists for Play of the Week on its High School Sports social hub.