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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.