New Canaan football hosts 7th annual “Grip It & Rip It” tournament


New Canaan football will host the 7th annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament.

WHO: Thirty-eight high school football teams, including 28 from Connecticut, 10 from New York and one from Canada.

WHAT: 7-on-7, non-contact passing camp featuring four games of pool play for each team on Friday and a double-elimination tournament Saturday.

WHERE: New Canaan High School

WHEN: Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12.

WHY: To award a spot at the 2015 National Select 7-on-7 championships in Alabama.

Extra, extra

  • Teams that advance to the semifinals will receive a free tournament t-shirt.
  • Dunning Stadium, home of Rams football, will be the site of the championship, and four other New Canaan High School fields will be used for pool and early tournament play.
  • Shenendehowa (N.Y.) defeated Rye (N.Y.) in last year’s tournament final.  
  • Ridgefield, Fairfield Ludlowe, Bridgeport Central, Wilton and Staples are the only FCIAC schools who have not signed up.
  • The cost is $400 per team. 
  • Full schedule and standings can be found here.
Andrew Callahan