Football

Commentary: In Relationship With Greenwich Football Team, McFadden Gives More Than He Gets

Ben McFadden and his parents fly to Seattle today, where the 10-year-old will get to spend several days with the Seahawks, his favorite NFL team, and attend Friday night’s preseason game against the Vikings. The trip was made possible through Make-A-Wish Connecticut, with the support of Splash Car Wash, which is based in Greenwich, the town where McFadden resides.



Darien Linemen Get The Spotlight With Fourth Straight Berlin Challenge Title

Darien’s Mike Neary understands that offseason 7 on 7 is something of a microcosm for true football, except instead of the quarterbacks and wide receivers overshadowing the guards and tackles, the offensive linemen are nowhere to be found.

“The skill guys usually get all the glory, but it was a good chance for us to get some recognition for our hard work,” said Neary, referring to this past weekend’s Berlin Linemen Challenge, where players whose names are usually recognizable only with the aid of a program get their moment in the spotlight.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: Stamford’s Brendan Fahey

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this past weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Next in the series is Stamford’s Brendan Fahey, who led the league in receiving.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: St. Joseph’s Jared Mallozzi

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this past weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Next in the series is St. Joseph’s Jared Mallozzi, who led the league in receiving.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: Norwalk’s AJ Hall

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this past weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Next in the series is Norwalk’s AJ Hall, a returning All-FCIAC receiver.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: Fairfield Ludlowe’s Josh Evans

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this past weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Next in the series is Fairfield Ludlowe quarterback Josh Evans.


Grip It & Rip It Provides Some Early Impressions On FCIAC Teams

NEW CANAAN — Seven on 7 football, to many, is a polarizing entity. There are those who decry the absence of linemen as making it little more than backyard pickup games. There are the proponents who point to the chemistry developed between quarterbacks and receivers.

Many coaches are in the middle: the most repeated quote is that while it is not real football, it is the closest form of simulation so that it can be closer to other sports that are able to go year-round. They also point to the bonding between teammates, which from my experiences appears to be a real attribute.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: Greenwich’s Henry Saleeby

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this past weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Next in the series is Greenwich’s Henry Saleeby, who was one of the team’s leading receivers despite missing half the season with a forearm injury.


Grip It & Rip It Interview: New Canaan’s Quintin O’Connell

New Canaan held its 10th annual Grip It & Rip It Tournament this weekend, and we caught up with one player from each of the seven FCIAC teams that participated.

Kicking off the series is New Canaan’s Quintin O’Connell, who as a sophomore last year led the team in receiving.