What a great day of football Thanksgiving in Southwest Connecticut turned out to be. From Prep’s comeback win to clinch a playoff berth to Darien’s dramatic win over No. 1 New Canaan to Bethel beating Brookfield to reach the Class M playoffs, it was an exciting day of football.
McMahon 35, Norwalk 14: Senators win behind stout defense, big fourth quarter.
Wilton 26, Trinity Catholic 7: QB Brett Phillips and Co. go out winners.
Darien 28, New Canaan 24: Griffin Ross breaks up pass in the end zone on game’s final play to seal the Blue Wave’s comeback win over the No. 1 Rams.
Greenwich 27, Staples 7: Austin Longi rushes for 224 yards and three touchdowns as Cardinals end four-game slide against Wreckers.
Warde 44, Ludlowe 20: T.J. Gallagher rushes for Fairfield record 313 yards and five touchdowns as Mustangs surprise town rival Falcons.
Westhill 40, Stamford 0: Vikings clinch city championship, winning season in a game marred by ugly fourth-quarter brawl that ended the game with over nine minutes to go.
St. Joseph 61, Trumbull 26: Cadets rebound from loss in FCIAC final by drubbing their town rivals behind Mufasha Abdul Basir’s 241 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Shane Miller scored four touchdowns for St. Joseph as well.
Central 28, Harding 20: Hilltoppers win their 15th straight over Presidents in 92nd meeting between the schools.
Ansonia 66, Naugatuck 28: UConn-bound Arkeel Newsome rushes for career-high 406 yards and seven touchdowns in Chargers’ latest romp.
Fairfield Prep 29, West Haven 20: Jesuits clinch first playoff berth since 2006 with dramatic win. QB Colton Smith rushes for 297 yards.
Foran 50, Law 7: Lead by Anthony Kopatch, Lions defense stifles Lawmen.
Bethel 20, Brookfield 0: Wildcats clinch spot in Class M playoffs behind Piatnek brothers.
Barlow 46, Weston 14: Jack Shaban rushes for 192 yards and three touchdowns as Falcons finally get past Trojans.
Bunnell 12, Stratford 10: Sophomore QB Adam Wojenski comes off the bench to fuel Bulldogs’ come-from-behind win.
Shelton 56, Derby 20: Gaels’ QB Mark Piccirillo rips Red Raiders for for 137 yards and three touchdowns, plus 148 yards through the air on 6-of-12 and two more scores.