When Dane Street applied for Ridgefield High School’s athletic director opening a year ago, it was the opportunity at one of the state’s plum jobs. More fields, better facilities. The assets needed to allow teams to achieve success.
A few dangling random thoughts as we get ready for the heart of FCIAC playoff season.
It seems to me…It is getting down to the homestretch for the group known as the Darien Lights Brigade to reach its goal of $750,000 by May 1, so work can begin to install lights on the Darien football stadium in time for the start of the new school year in September. The group has done a terrific job spreading the word, educating the public and most of all raising money. But it still needs to come up with $217,000 to get the project completed by next season.
Fairfield Ludlowe decided to go to the top of the food chain to fill its vacant football coaching vacancy.
Mitch Ross, a long-time Darien assistant, was hired today by the Falcons. Ross replaces Vinnie Camera, who resigned after five years and coming off a winless season.
If you have scanned your Twitter feed at any point during the past month, it is easy to see why there is a strong sentiment to give 2016 a swift kick into the rear-view mirror. Often this has been in response to the growing list of celebrity losses in the entertainment world; we have seen the deaths of an extraordinary number of performers with visionary talent, especially in the music world.
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding finalists for the BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Football Player of the Year award.
The finalists are: Darien’s Finlay Collins, Greenwich’s Kevin Iobbi, St. Joseph’s Jared Mallozzi, Trumbull’s Johnny McElroy, New Canaan’s Ryan O’Connell and Ridgefield’s Shane Palmer.
The FCIAC yesterday gave coaches a finalized football schedule for the 2017 season, absent only on starting times and which day of the week games will be played.
The high school football season ended late Saturday afternoon, with Darien and New Canaan, 37 miles and about 15 minutes apart, winning state championships. Four FCIAC schools were playing on the last day, and when the final state poll was released on Monday, the conference occupied the top three spots.
This was the year of the FCIAC.
Tim Herget finished with two touchdowns and two interceptions, Brian Peters threw three scoring passes and Quinn Fay had four of eight team sacks to lead Darien to a 28-7 win in Saturday’s Class LL final.
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, starting Sunday it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding finalists for the BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Football Player of the Year award.