Norwalk defeats rival McMahon, wins Testa trophy for record sixth-straight time

NORWALK — Norwalk senior lineman Sam Papp was not letting go of the Testa Trophy as he cradled it on Casagrande Field after Norwalk beat McMahon 32-20 Thursday morning in the teams’ annual Thanksgiving showdown. Papp and the Bears have won the Sam Testa Trophy six-straight years now, the most consecutive wins in the history … Read more

Rinello, Barber lead Greenwich over Staples, will face Darien in states

WESTPORT — Greenwich junior quarterback James Rinello entered the Cardinals’ game against Thanksgiving football rival Staples with 28 touchdown passes and a mere three interceptions to his ledger this season, and he improved upon those already impressive numbers on Thursday. Rinello threw for 231 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for Greenwich, which concluded its … Read more

Stamford tops Westhill for 3rd straight year

STAMFORD—The third time was again the charm for the Stamford football team. The Frank Robotti and Paul Kuczo Trophies will remain prominently in the Stamford High School athletic trophy case as the Black Knights posted a 26-14 Thanksgiving Day triumph over intracity rival Westhill at J. Walter Kennedy Stadium. Click here for more

Phillps pushes Wilton past Trinity Catholic/Wright Tech, into playoffs for first time in 24 years

STAMFORD — For the first time in 24 years, the Wilton football team is going to the state playoffs. With a 63-20 victory over the Trinity Catholic/Wright Tech co-op squad on Thursday morning Wilton earned the eighth and final spot in the Class L playoffs. Although the CIAC’s official pairings don’t come out until Friday, … Read more

Shirden, St. Joseph run past Trumbull, earn top seed in Class L

TRUMBULL — St. Joseph is FCIAC football champion for the first time, the only unbeaten team in the conference. And it might have to run through a couple of FCIAC teams to reach its ultimate goal. In the meantime, though, the Hogs could take a deep breath after a 52-7 win over Trumbull on a … Read more

Janz, Warde capitalize on mistakes to beat rival Ludlowe

FAIRFIELD — A flurry of mistakes made for a rotten start to Thanksgiving for Ludlowe. Rival Warde capitalized on five Falcon turnovers and rolled to a 46-20 victory Thursday morning at Taft Field. “Their offense was so good all year. We had a good plan, I thought,” Warde coach Duncan DellaVolpe said. “We came out … Read more

Curry leads Harding to sixth straight win over Bridgeport Central

BRIDGEPORT — The Warren Harding football claimed the Bridgeport city championship for the sixth consecutive year Thursday, handily defeating Bridgeport Central 30-3. Harding’s Thanksgiving win streak dates back to the 2014 season when Harding was able to snap a 15-year losing streak against Central. Click here for more

Ridgefield builds big lead, beats Danbury to clinch LL playoff berth

RIDGEFIELD — Following a two-year absence, the Ridgefield football team is headed back to the state playoffs. A strong start and a good finish did the trick as the Tigers defeated Danbury, 36-21, on Wednesday evening in the final regular-season games for both teams. With the victory, Ridgefield (8-2) clinched one of the final berths … Read more

FCIAC adopts new football scheduling framework

The FCIAC has adopted a new scheduling framework for football. This framework will ensure that FCIAC football schedule each season will be as fair as possible for each member school. The formula adjusts each teams schedule from year to year based on a 5-year competitive history.  Teams are placed in divisions by alternating winning percentage with … Read more

Johnson, Trumbull complete perfect LL tourney run, sweep Westhill for first state title

EAST HAVEN — The Trumbull volleyball team picked the perfect time to play a perfect match. The Eagles hit on all cylinders, claiming their first-ever state championship with a 3-0 victory over Westhill in the CIAC Class LL final Saturday night at East Haven High School. It was eighth-seeded Trumbull’s second title in two years, … Read more