Barber, Muir unstoppable as Greenwich shuts out New Canaan for CIAC Class LL state title

STAMFORD — With A.J. Barber catching and throwing touchdowns, Gavin Muir consistently moving an up-tempo offense and the defense displaying its usual dominance, the first half just kept getting better and better for Greenwich in Saturday’s Class LL football final against New Canaan. By the time the first 24 minutes of play concluded, the Cardinals … Read more

CIAC Football Championships: Three FCIAC teams in hunt for two crowns

Greenwich, New Canaan and St. Joseph will all be in action as the CIAC football championship games are played on Saturday. The Greenwich Cardinals and New Canaan Rams will square off for the Class LL title at 10 a.m. at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. The game features a father-son head coaching match-up between New Canaan’s Lou … Read more

Clash of the QBs: Greenwich’s Muir, New Canaan’s Pyne square off in LL championship

Drew Pyne has thrown 16 touchdown passes and a mere one interception for New Canaan his last seven games, while his Greenwich counterpart, Gavin Muir, has 28 scoring strikes, while being picked off only six times this season. Yes, like their respective teams, Pyne and Muir are playing at a sky-high level and with the … Read more

An emotional week of triumph, tragedy and family for Greenwich coach John Marinelli

Since taking the reins of the Greenwich football program in 2015, John Marinelli has returned the Cardinals to their place among the state’s elite teams. On Saturday, unbeaten Greenwich will play in a state final for the second straight season, lining up against the New Canaan Rams, the team Marinelli grew up watching, playing for … Read more

St. Joseph receivers grow into key factor for Class M finalists

St. Joseph’s Jesse Bike (2) tries to get past Killingly’s Luke Desaulnier during the Class M semifinals on Sunday at Trumbull High School. — David G. Waltham photo

SOUTHINGTON — His right arm remains in a sling, out with a broken collarbone, so Phil Pasmeg has unfortunately had plenty of time to watch his St. Joseph teammates play football this year.

The consolation has been what he has seen from his fellow receivers.

“I’ve seen a lot of growth,” Pasmeg said earlier this week in the leadup to Saturday’s CIAC Class M championship game at Shelton, pitting the No. 5 and top-seeded Cadets against third-seeded Berlin.

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The Class LL Football Final by the Numbers: New Canaan, Greenwich and a clash of titans

New Canaan senior co-captain Quintin O’Connell in action during the Class LL semifinals on Sunday. O’Connell has 25 receptions for 248 yards in two playoff games so far. — Dave Stewart photo The New Canaan Rams and Greenwich Cardinals will clash for a state football championship on Saturday and this week’s edition of Rams by … Read more

Greenwich overwhelms Newtown to advance to Class LL state title game

GREENWICH — Greenwich was a frequent visitor to Newtown’s end of the field, in fact, Nighthawks’ territory seemed like it was the Cardinals’ second home during Sunday’s Class LL Tournament football semifinals. Possession after possession, Greenwich started with the ball in Newtown territory in the first half, with almost all of its drives ending at … Read more

New Canaan rolls over Fairfield Prep, sets up Marinelli showdown for LL title

FAIRFIELD — Two months ago, the New Canaan Rams were 3-2 and were staring at a lost football season with no playoffs for the first time in 14 years. Now, they’re ready to rumble for a state championship. New Canaan delivered its most complete performance of the season on a big stage as the Rams … Read more

St. Joseph defense smothers Killingly in semifinals, ends Redmen’s reign as Class M champions

TRUMBULL — The question before the house when St. Joseph played host to Killingly for a spot in the Class M title game was simple. Could St. Joseph’s defense keep Killingly’s balanced attack off the field long enough for the Cadets’ offense to maintain its high level of excellence? Answer: A profound yes. Coach Joe … Read more

Greenwich, New Canaan, St. Joseph in state football semis Sunday

Three FCIAC teams will be looking to take the final step into the state football championship games when the CIAC semifinals are held on Sunday, Dec . 2. In Class LL, the unbeaten Greenwich Cardinals, the top-ranked team in the state, will host the Newtown Nighthawks at Cardinal Stadium, while the New Canaan Rams face … Read more