Poll: Who Is The No. 1 Football Team In The State?

Usually the choice for writers — I am one — who vote in the state football poll have a fairly clear-cut choice when submitting their final ballots and picking the No. 1 team in Connecticut. The options got blurred around 9:30 last night, after St. Joseph’s stunning 42-36 come-from-behind win over Ansonia for the Class S title.

Video: Class LL Football Final: Darien 31, Greenwich 22

Jack Joyce threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and the Darien defense held off a late rally for a 31-22 win over Greenwich in the Class LL final. It was the Blue Wave’s third straight state title.

Darien And Greenwich: A Battle Of Strengths Against Strengths

It has been just over a year since Greenwich coach John Marinelli last stood on a sideline staring at a sea of royal blue. The Cardinals qualified for the Class LL Tournament and drew Darien in the first round. The Blue Wave came away with a 29-3 win, the first step toward a second straight state title.

Comizio’s Versatility Provides Greenwich Perfect Offensive Balance

When John Marinelli was named the new coach at Greenwich three years ago, among the knee-jerk reactions was the vision of a coach who would take the same high-octane approach from New Canaan, where he was the offensive coordinator, and make it even more caffeinated. There was wild speculation that the Cardinals would soon be throwing the ball 70 times a game out of an offense that seldom took a break from the end of one play to the beginning of the next.