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Notebook: FCIAC media night

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Ridgefield Coach Kevin Callahan sits down to talk with me at FCIAC Media Night. Jason Rearick/Staff photo

Ridgefield Coach Kevin Callahan sits down to talk with me at FCIAC Media Night.
Jason Rearick/Staff photo

For the first time the FCIAC held a media night for football at Zody’s 19th Hole in Stamford and by all accounts the event was a huge success.

Most of the coaches from the league were there and several schools brought players.

Local newspapers, TV and online entities were there with former colleague Dave Ruden taping the first episode of his new chat show.

  • Spoke to McMahon Coach A.J. Albano about his running back Trevon Forney and Albano feels Forney is poised to be the top back in the FCIAC after rushing for 660 yards on just 66 carries last year.

Forney’s success will go a long way to determining how the Senators fare this season.

  • Danbury Coach Dan Donovan said he lost a handful of players who were not interested in the team’s new off season workout plan but feels the players that bought in are coming back stronger and better conditioned.

It may take a few years but it would be nice to see Danbury return to relevance on the gridiron.

Donovan needed to change the culture at DHS and said the administration is on board with his plan.

  • Ridgefield Head Coach Kevin Callahan sounded very optimistic about his team as the Tigers are returning a lot of talent at skill positions and a center in Wyatt Hemley who will identify defenses.

He was especially high on tight end Andrew Chuma, who he feels will have a huge year.

  • Hope the league puts on this event every year as the coaches were more relaxed than they would be after a practice and it saved both the press and the coaches time as opposed to playing phone tag or having to hag around after practices.
  • Greenwich players came in matching white shirts with their names on the back and Westhill players showed up in matching black shirts and purple ties, definitely a nice touch.

 

 

Scott Ericson

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