FCIAC players star on CHSCA All-State football teams

There were seven players from the FCIAC on the Top 26 first team when the Connecticut High School Coaches Association announced its 2021 CHSCA All-State Football Teams in December. The CHSCA’s all-state teams included the Top 26 first team and there were a combined 104 more players who made either the Class LL, Class L, … Read more

Class LL champion Darien tops final GameTimeCT Top 10 Football poll for 2021

Darien’s convincing 42-7 victory over Fairfield Prep in the championship game of the CIAC Class LL Football Playoffs convinced the voters enough that Darien was voted No. 1 by a wide margin in the Final 2021 GameTimeCT Top 10 Football Poll which was released Dec. 13. Coach Mike Forget’s 12-1 Blue Wave fell just one … Read more

Eleven FCIAC teams were crowned state champions during the fall season

When Darien cruised to a 42-7 victory over Fairfield Prep in the championship game of the CIAC Class LL Football Playoffs, that concluded this year’s run of what is an annual tradition of success with many combined state championships from FCIAC teams during the fall high school sports season. There were 11 fall sports teams … Read more

Darien football dominates Fairfield Prep start to finish to win Class LL title

TRUMBULL — David Evanchick was having flashbacks as the Darien football team was riding up to Trumbull for the Class LL final against Fairfield Prep on Saturday. It wasn’t the fact that the Blue Wave was playing in yet another state final, though. It was the weather. “Seeing this fog as we were driving up … Read more

Darien football avenges loss to New Canaan, headed to LL final

NEW CANAAN — It’s been four years since Darien last won a state football championship. In the Blue Wave’s world, that’s an eternity. Third-seeded Darien will have its shot to claim the 2021 Class LL title after knocking off rival New Canaan 24-10 in the semifinals Sunday at Dunning Field. The victory also avenged a … Read more

No. 5 seed Windsor holds St. Joseph scoreless in second half, knocks out reigning champs in Class L

TRUMBULL — Windsor never forgot about the loss to St. Joseph back in September. In fact, it fueled the Warriors on to gain a spot in the CIAC Class L state playoffs. The Warriors believed they beat themselves in that loss and even in the rematch, trailing big on the road at halftime Sunday afternoon, … Read more

Spoelstra’s OT kick sends St. Joseph football past Hand into Class L semifinal

BRIDGEPORT — Logan Spoelstra said he was “super nervous” when it was time for him to kick an extra point in overtime and save St. Joseph from Hand in what had been a championship-caliber CIAC Class L quarterfinal game Tuesday night. Who could blame him? The sophomore had already missed 30-yard field goal earlier in … Read more