Darien drops interim tag, names Forget head football coach

Mike Forget, who was named the interim coach of the Darien football program last February, is now the head coach of the Blue Wave, athletic director Chris Manfredonia confirmed on Thursday. Forget was Darien’s defensive coordinator for eight years before taking over for former coach Rob Trifone, who had led Darien to three state titles … Read more

Wilton’s Coffey looks to provide jolt for Sacred Heart football

At the end of a practice two years ago, Wilton football coach EJ DiNunzio spotted sophomore Mike Coffey sitting alone on the bench. “He was upset,” DiNunzio said. “He wasn’t getting a lot of practice time and he didn’t have a clear position to play.” DiNunzio made a suggestion. Click here for more

Greenwich, Stamford football teams aiming to get the most they can out of 7-on-7 football

GREENWICH — Cardinal Stadium on a Friday night in the fall is typically reserved for traditional, 11-on-11 tackle football, but Friday, 7-on-7 non-contact, late-afternoon football was played instead in this atypical season. And though the game was held in an extremely different format, the spirit on both the Greenwich and visiting Stamford squad were high. … Read more

Westhill sees positives in 7-on-7 football, tops New Canaan in final seconds

STAMFORD — A popular refrain in Connecticut high school football this fall has been that since it’s the 7-on-7 format, the games don’t mean anything. That would be hard to tell by the outpouring of joy from the Westhill football team after its win over New Canaan on Friday in Stamford. Click here for more

FCIAC Live Streaming of Games for Fall, 2020

East Region Fairfield Ludlowe Live Streaming 7-v-7 Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball NFHS Network – Minimal Cost Fairfield Prep Live Streaming: 7-v-7 Football, Boys Soccer Link: Fairfield Prep Athletics on YouTube Fairfield Warde HS TBD St. Joseph Live Streaming: 7-v-7 Football NFHS Network – Minimal Cost St. Joseph website has YouTube … Read more

FCIAC rules for athlete mask-wearing at athletic contests

1 – Masks need to be worn by coaches at all times. 2 – Masks need to be worn by all athletes, managers & coaches while traveling to away contests on a bus. 3 – Masks need to be worn by all athletes of home and away teams while moving from their locker room or … Read more

CIAC announces plans for makeup season in spring, including 11 v. 11 football

While announcing plans on Tuesday for an “alternative season” in the spring for sports that lose most of their seasons to the COVID-19 pandemic, including 11-on-11 football or any other fall or winter sport, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference came out against independent football and urged schools not to let coaches take part. Click here … Read more

FCIAC 7-on-7 football schedule for week one (updated with times)

Friday, Oct. 2 West Region Darien at New Canaan, 4 p.m. Stamford at Westhill, 4:15 p.m. Greenwich – Bye Central Region Staples at Danbury, 5 p.m. Norwalk at McMahon, 6:45 p.m. Wilton at Ridgefield, 7 p.m. East Region Bassick at Harding, 3:45 p.m. Trumbull at St. Joseph, 3:45 p.m. Warde at Ludlowe, ppd. to 5:15 … Read more

FCIAC adopts 7-on-7, strength-challenge football proposal

The FCIAC on Wednesday became the latest league to adopt a 7-on-7 replacement for full-contact football this fall, even as some of its players continue to pursue an independent chance to play 11-on-11 this fall. The SCC could follow, joining the ECC. Click here for the full story