New Canaan football team fills out schedule with Massachusetts school



The New Canaan High School football, which had a bye to fill, completed its schedule last week by securing a home-and-home series with Chicopee Comprehensive High School.

The Rams will host the school from Chicopee, Mass., on October 18 and play it on the road in 2014.

“It was kind of tough getting a game in the middle of the schedule,” said New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli, who said he reached out to about six or seven different states before he was informed that Chicopee also had an opening. “I didn’t want to not have a game.”

Chicopee finished 6-5 last season, ending with a 21-14 loss to Longmeadow in the Western Massachusetts Division I playoffs.

Asked what information he had about Chicopee, Marinelli said. “I don’t know the first thing about them except they have a good program.”

That leaves Brien McMahon as the only FCIAC school with a free date that needs to be filled.

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