The New Canaan High School football team, which finished the season 13-0 and with its first undefeated record in coach Lou Marinelli’s 28 years at the school on Saturday, got one last honor today: the No. 1 ranking in both the state writers’ and coaches polls.
It is the first time a Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference school has finished in the top spot in 16 years.
“It’s a tremendous honor and a tribute to the hard work of the kids,” Marinelli said today.
New Canaan won its third straight Class MM title on Saturday with a 26-7 win over Darien. The Rams had defeated their arch-rivals nine days earlier for the FCIAC championship.