Ridgefield holds off rival Wilton in football thriller

WILTON — The Ridgefield High School football team’s defense had its back against the wall on two separate occasions in the fourth quarter Saturday against rival Wilton. Both times — with no margin for error — the Tigers came up big in preserving a thrilling 21-6 victory.

“We’re really proud,” Ridgefield senior Kurt Monahan. “Every year for Ridgefield, the defense is always resilient, and we always have a lot of heart. We work really hard, and it shows on the field.”

Monahan made a game-saving play less than a minute into the fourth quarter. Wilton’s Kyle Phillips scored on a 3-yard run to cut Ridgefield’s lead to 7-6. Rather than kick the extra point and tie the game, the Warriors decided to go for two, but Monahan had other plans. Wilton quarterback James O’Brien faked a handoff, rolled to his left, and spotted a receiver wide open in the end zone. Monahan, however, read the play perfectly and batted down O’Brien’s pass to protect the lead.

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Summers, St. Joseph trounce Knights

TRUMBULL — It was easily the worst thing that has happened to the St. Joseph High School football team this year. When all is said and done with this 2018 season, however, that 15-point loss to Darien last month just might end up being the best thing that could have happened to the Cadets.

With quarterback David Summers throwing for 182 yards and five touchdowns Saturday, St. Joseph walloped Stamford 42-0. The rout continued a recent trend for the Cadets, since they lost their No. 1 ranking in the state by Darien.

Saturday’s win over Stamford was the Cadets’ third in a row since the loss, their third consecutive shutout and third straight time they have scored 40-plus points. St. Joseph beat Wilton 47-0, Ridgefield 42-0 and Stamford 42-0.

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Meet The Captains: Connor Fay, Darien Football

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Meet The Captains: Will Keating, Darien Football

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Meet The Captains: Bruce Ferguson, Darien Football

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Meet The Captains: Blake Cellar, Darien Football

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Greenwich football overpowers New Canaan 42-14 at Dunning

New Canaan’s AJ Rakoczy (8) and Jack Defrancesco (14) wrap up Greenwich’s Tysen Comizio (40) during Saturday night’s football game at Dunning Field. — Dave Stewart photo Saturday night’s Greenwich-New Canaan showdown was hyped as a heavyweight battle of two premier FCIAC football programs. And for the 3,000-plus fans that packed Dunning Field, the Cardinals … Read more

Football: No. 2 Greenwich overwhelms No. 7 New Canaan

NEW CANAAN — Greenwich’s start to Saturday night’s showdown against FCIAC football rival was like a dream, as it scored 21 points during the first 5 minutes, 16 seconds of play.

For the Rams, it was a nightmare.

A lightning fast beginning, in which it scored 21 unanswered points, ignited Greenwich to a 42-14 victory, before a near packed house at Dunning Field.

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Darien football shuts out Staples 24-0 in battle of unbeatens

Darien’s Connor Fay (64) and Alex Quirk wrap up Staples; Timmy Luciano during the Blue Wave’s 24-0 victory on Saturday, Oct. 6. — Dave Stewart photo The Darien football team led the Staples Wreckers 3-0 at halftime — an extremely thin margin by relative standards for the Blue Wave. As it turns out, three points … Read more

O’Brien leads Wilton football team in rout of Central

Jimmy O’Brien (left) threw three touchdown passes in Wilton’s 41-8 rout of Central on Friday night. — GretchenMcMahonPhotography.com The injury-ravaged Wilton High football team got a present Friday night: A home game against winless Bridgeport Central. Playing without their first-string quarterback, running back and fullback, the Warriors scored 27 unanswered points in the opening half … Read more