Peters goes off in second half as No. 3 Darien survives Danbury’s upset designs

BROOKFIELD — After topping Greenwich on the game’s final play last week, there was every reason for the Darien football team to view Saturday’s road contest with Danbury as a trap game. While the Blue Wave made early miscues and faced enough scares from Danbury to last a plethora of Halloweens, at crunch time they … Read more

Six different players score as No. 4 Greenwich routs Trinity/WT in bounce-back game

STAMFORD — It has been a long time since the Greenwich football team has had to deal with recovering from a loss — nearly two years in fact. In the aftermath of their tough 27-21 defeat against Darien last weekend, the Cardinals have continued to look forward. With quarterback James Rinello passing for three touchdowns … Read more

Unbeaten St. Joseph spreads the wealth, defeats Warde

TRUMBULL — St. Joseph won a 63-3 decision from Warde in an FCIAC football contest at Dalling Field on Saturday afternoon. The easy answer to the Hogs’ offensive success would be the individual talents of quarterback Jack Wallace, who threw for five touchdowns. Or maybe it was Jaden Shirden and his 100-plus yards rushing and … Read more

Pyne’s five TD passes leads New Canaan past McMahon

NEW CANAAN — Drew Pyne has put up record-setting passing numbers in his four years as the quarterback of the New Canaan football team. But on a Friday night when he was honored for his selection to the Under Armour All-America Game, and then threw five touchdown passes in the Rams’ 42-0 victory over Brien … Read more

With a spike on 4th down, No. 4 Darien holds on to beat No. 3 Greenwich

GREENWICH — It was one of the more dramatic football games of the FCIAC season, with the most anti-climactic of endings. After a roller-coaster ride which saw a couple of huge momentum swings, the game ended when Greenwich QB James Rinello spiked the ball on fourth-and-one at the 13-yard line, as No. 4 Darien held … Read more

Jeff Jacobs: Wild finish leaves a craving for a (Class LL) final finish

GREENWICH — The pass was complete, the ball was spotted at the Darien 13-yard line and the frantic seconds were ticking. Junior quarterback James Rinello, Gavin Muir’s backup during Greenwich’s unbeaten and overpowering 2018 season, steadied his offensive teammates. Darien was up, 27-21 in this compelling October FCIAC showdown and the blocked extra-point after the … Read more

Defense, Shirden’s four touchdowns lead No. 2 St. Joseph past No. 7 Ridgefield

TRUMBULL — First Jaden Shirden cut to the right, gained almost 20 yards, somehow stayed in bounds, got away from one defender, cut back left, took it inside the 10. It seemed the whole Ridgefield defense was swarming the St. Joseph running back but couldn’t pull him down. The Tigers did drag him down eventually … Read more

James Rinello making smooth transition as No. 3 Greenwich’s new QB

GREENWICH — Being a first-year starting quarterback is a tough task at any level, especially when a new signal caller replaces a player who set program passing records at the position, while leading the team to a state championship. Taking over the quarterback reigns from 2019 Greenwich graduate Gavin Muir, James Rinello faced such a … Read more

Wilson, Slonieski push each other, and No. 4 Darien, to excel

DARIEN — During a football practice at Darien High School last fall, coach Rob Trifone was speaking with one of his assistants about J.H. Slonieski and Sam Wilson, two outside linebackers who were making their mark with the Blue Wave. “I’ve never seen two young men smile from the start of practice to the end … Read more