Kick off the 2017 FCIAC football season with the HAN Network as the St. Joseph Cadets take on the New Canaan Rams at Dunning Field on Friday at 7 p.m.
Both teams were state finalists last year, with New Canaan capturing its fifth consecutive CIAC Class L championship and St. Joseph falling one game short of the title with a loss to Hillhouse in the Class M final. New Canaan was 12-1 last season, while St. Joe’s was 10-3.
Coverage will begin with the FCIAC Tailgate pregame show at 5 p.m. The show, which is hosted by Frank Granito, John Kovach, Kevin Coleman and Kate Czaplinski, will feature a preview of the game as well as interviews with players and coaches.
You can watch the game live at 7 p.m. at FCIAC.net and han.network, as well as on all of the Network’s websites. The game will also be simulcast live on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600) and will be available on demand after its conclusion.
New Canaan and St. Joseph both have the look of contenders this season, and a win in week one could help set the stage for a good season.
Previews of both teams are available at the links below.