The St. Joseph football team scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 35-10 deficit and defeat Ridgefield on Saturday, 38-35. Quarterback David Summers threw the winning touchdown pass to Philip Pasmeg.
Gavin Muir threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Greenwich to a 36-21 win over New Canaan on Saturday. Jael Negron had a pair of scoring catches to help the Cardinals improve to 4-0.
We are coming off the biggest football weekend of the regular season and left with just a handful where state playoff contenders will be facing off.
GREENWICH — The pregame speech prior to the Greenwich football team’s most important regular season game in recent memory was not delivered by its coach, John Marinelli, who relinquished the stage to a group that played for the Cardinals 10 years ago.
TRUMBULL — Running the popular and high-scoring spread offense — no huddle, pass, pass, pass — may not be the best way to protect a big second-half lead. But Ridgefield coach Kevin Callahan was not ready to blame today’s shocking 38-35 loss to St. Joseph on that philosophy.
WESTPORT — With a roster replete with players who will end up with numerous individual postseason honors, including some who started the year with fuller resumes, no one on the Darien football team has received more glowing praise from coach Rob Trifone than Jack Joyce.
Despite a pretty balanced schedule, this so far has been a disappointing season because so few of the big games have lived up to expectations. This is the best week of the regular season, with four state playoff teams from a year ago going head to head and a fifth playing another contender.
For the first two years, the novelty of father coaching against son provided the primary storyline for what has become known as The Marinelli Bowl. That would have been the case even if father Lou’s New Canaan team had not been a heavy favorite against son John and Greenwich.
In one of the few FCIAC football games that has lived up to the hype this season, Luke Gaydos’ late 1-yard touchdown catch gave Ridgefield a 24-20 win over Staples on Friday night.