Video: Lou Marinelli’s final postgame speech

New Canaan High School’s run of six straight trips to state championship football games ended today following a 27-21 Class L semifinal loss to Windsor at Bunnell High School.

The Rams looked headed for a dramatic comeback for the second straight year against Windsor when Michael DiCosmo returned a fumble 79 yards for a touchdown with 47 seconds left. But Windsor recovered the ensuing onside kick, ending New Canaan’s season at 9-3.

Here is New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli’s final postgame speech of the season to his players.

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12 Responses

  1. Dave Ruden says:


  2. Darrell says:

    P.S. Great blog Dave, longtime reader

  3. Darrell says:

    The word is New Canaan will announce their new lax coach today

  4. William says:

    I heard NC will not hire a new lacrosse coach until after the holidays

  5. Doug says:

    Thanks Dave. I agree then, a very tough schedule.

  6. Dave Ruden says:

    Play both and open with Hand.

  7. Doug says:

    What’s their schedule in 2013? Does it include Greenwich and Staples? They didn’t have to play either this year, which made many (including myself) think they had a very soft schedule

  8. jeb says:

    Congrats to NC for another great season. The defense has improved so much over the course of the year and most of them are back next year.
    NC will play the states toughest schedule in 2013 but they will be up for the challenge. With some breaks they could have beaten Windsor but it wasn’t meant to be. GO RAMS

  9. Dave Ruden says:

    I haven’t heard anything yet. I will stay on it.

  10. Doug says:

    Okay, gotcha. Tough loss for my beloved Rams, onto Ice Hockey, then Lacrosse.
    Speaking of lacrosse, any word on a new coach? I believe you were the first one to break the story?

  11. Dave Ruden says:

    No, I just happened to have covered them a lot and I write the blog. I shot the video because I was covering the game for the paper.

  12. Doug says:

    This blog is obsessed with New Canaan, specifically, Lou Marinelli.