St. Joe’s, McMahon lead group of five at top of FCIAC football standings

St. Joseph junior TB Mufasha Abdul Basir (6) runs for some yards against Darien on Saturday. (Mike Morin/MSG Varsity Photo)

St. Joseph junior TB Mufasha Abdul Basir (6) runs for some yards against Darien on Saturday. (Mike Morin/MSG Varsity Photo)

The St. Joseph Cadets jumped into first place in the FCIAC football power point standings with their 28-14 victory over the Darien Blue Wave on Saturday.

That battle of unbeaten teams saw the Cadets (4-0) rally from a 14-7 halftime deficit with 28 unanswered points during the second half, as junior RB Mufasha Abdul Basir rushed for 202 yards and two TDs to lead the way.

The FCIAC now boasts three 4-0 teams in St. Joseph, New Canaan, and Brien McMahon. New Canaan routed Fairfield-Warde 45-21 with 138 passing yards and three TDs from quarterback Nick Cascione. Brien McMahon, meanwhile, held off a comeback attempt by Westhill and won 21-15.

The Staples Wreckers and Trumbull Golden Eagles, who lost their first games against non-conference opponents, remained perfect in league play with their wins this weekend. Both teams own records of 3-0 in FCIAC play and 3-1 overall.

The top five in the FCIAC power point standings are:

1. St. Joseph (2-0) 230 points 115.0 avg.

2. McMahon (3-0) 330 points 110.0 avg.

3T. New Canaan (3-0) 320 points 106.7 avg.

3T. Staples (3-0) 320 points 106.7 avg.

3T. Trumbull (3-0) 320 points 106.7 avg.

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The FCIAC power point system is similar to the formula for the state tournaments, although bonus points are not given for playing schools in larger classes.

A team receives 100 points for each win against an FCIAC opponent, and 10 bonus points for each win that opponent has in official FCIAC games.

For example, St. Joseph receives 120 points for its win over Darien — 100 points for the victory and 20 for Darien’s two FCIAC wins. The Cadets will also receive 10 points each time Darien defeats an FCIAC school during the remainder of the schedule.

Here’s a few story links from the weekend:

• MSG Varsity: Abdul Basir, St. Joseph run past Darien

• Trumbull Times: Cadets sink Blue wave in battle of unbeatens

• Senators play for Collins and Forney, beat Westhill for fourth win

• New Canaan Advertiser: Four and counting: Ram football rolls over Warde, 45-21

• Greenwich Post: Greenwich football pulls away for 42-14 victory over Trinity 

• Fairfield Sun: Ludlowe holds off Harding to win, 35-31

• Trumbull Times: Trumbull defeats Norwalk, 28-6

• The Hour: Crazy plays carry Trumbull over short-handed Norwalk



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