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 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

CIAC’s Board of Control Update, Sept. 16; 11-on-11 fall football is canceled

The following is from the CIAC’s website, casciac.org. CHESHIRE, Conn. – At its September 16, 2020, meeting, the CIAC Board of Control reaffirmed its September 3 decision to cancel full contact football for the 2020-2021 school year. This decision was made in alignment with the Connecticut Department of Health’s recommendation that football is a high-risk … Read more

DPH stands firm on football despite new CIAC strategies; Lamont pushes spring

The state Department of Public Health remained unmoved Monday by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s Friday pitch for getting DPH approval for a full-contact fall football season. The CIAC Board of Control will meet this week to determine what comes next. Click here for more

“Devastating”: New Canaan’s Marinelli heartbroken for his Rams after football’s cancellation

Friday night was supposed to be the first official game of Lou Marinelli’s 40th year as head coach of New Canaan football. Instead of a celebration of that milestone, however, he and his Rams are sidelined; shut down by the CIAC’s decision to follow the Department of Public Health’s recommendation and not play 11-on-11 football … Read more