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Week 7 wrapup

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Staples quarterback Jack Massie is sacked by Zachary Allen  of New Canaan. Photo/Bob Luckey

Staples quarterback Jack Massie is sacked by Zachary Allen of New Canaan.
Photo/Bob Luckey

FRIDAY

FCIAC

Stamford 19 Bassick 14

Stamford scored on an end-around pass with a little over a minute left to pick up first win.

New Canaan 43 Staples 7

Rams roll again, this time over defending champs.

Trumbull 32 Wilton 28

Huge rally for the Eagles keeps their postseason hopes alive.

NVL

Seymour 49  Derby 26

Fake punt helps propel Seymour to the win.

Shelton High School's # 81 Nick VanSlyke makes stop. Photo/ Mike Ross

Shelton High School’s # 81 Nick VanSlyke makes stop.
Photo/ Mike Ross

SCC

Daniel Hand 44 Shelton 41

Hand picks up huge win on the road.

SWC

 Bethel 49 Masuk 13

Bethel rolled over Masuk.

Brookfield 35 Oxford 20

Bobcats built up big lead and held on to win in the second half.

Joel Barlow 41 Pomperaug 19

Barlow quarterback Jack Shaban ran for 207 yards and four touchdowns.

Ridgefield high school quarterback Ryan Dunn looks for a receiver as Darien high school's Spencer McKeough chases him down. Photo/Mark Conrad

Ridgefield high school quarterback Ryan Dunn looks for a receiver as Darien high school’s Spencer McKeough chases him down.
Photo/Mark Conrad

SATURDAY

FCIAC

 Darien 19 Ridgefield 14

Blue Wave hang on for win that keep FCIAC and state playoff aspiration intact.

Westhill 10 Ludlowe 9

Vikings grind out a win over a team with a winning record.

Greenwich 42 Warde 7

Austin Longi scores five touchdowns five different way.

 

Scott Ericson

3 Responses

  1. knows fciac says:

    no surprises in fciac. fg kicker for nc is a great weapon in close games. people are probably unaware of him because of scores. winner of st. joes and nc deserves to be 1 in ct. the real question in fciac is which team is the third best. some good qb.’s in league.have to give staples credit. kids were playing hard whole game despite being down by alot of points. that’s a real credit to their coaching staff as well. nc-14 against st. joe’s.o/u is 52.

  2. JB says:

    First hand observations.

    NC’s defense is the best in the state. Just a great mix of of players that few can match up with. Staples had mostly first year OL in the mix and couldn’t come close.

    But the NC offense is a different matter. While everyone thinks NC ‘s offense is unstoppable, that is not the case. NC played the 1st team offense against Staples all the way until the final snap of this game – why when you are up 43-7? They couldn’t really mount a long drive all game and kept trying. Staples totally shutdown NC’s passing attack and that really concerns Lou.

    St Joes is not young upfront like Staples and can handle the blitz, so next week is a big concern for NC. St Joes has the senior OL to really give NC’s defense a game. And NC’s offensive success all seaosn comes from short fields and turnovers from a great defense. But need an 80 yard sustained drive? I did not see that kind of offense from NC.

    If St Joes can contain the all-out blitz and pass the ball well, watch out. NC can’t drive the field on offense.

  3. Observer says:

    I don’t want to be too assertive on this comment, but…..
    What New Canaan is doing to other teams doesn’t involve selling out on the blitz. The regular defensive front is just really hard to block. So the analysis is sort of correct…except that the O line for St Joes just has to be able to execute their assignments.

    I would expect that St Joes is filling the game plan with short swing passes and screens to help get their big weapon into the clear. I wouldn’t be surprised to see NC make some modifications to defensive personnel if an adjustment is needed.

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