New Canaan’s loss is Greenwich football team’s gain

The door to the FCIAC Championship game opened a lot wider for the Greenwich High School football team on Saturday.
The Cardinals, who entered Saturday’s FCIAC game against Brien McMahon as one of three undefeated teams in the league, took care of their business by recording a 35-14 Homecoming Day win over the Senators. Staples and New Canaan also began Saturday unbeaten in the league, but New Canaan was upset by Stamford, 36-29, making a Greenwich-Staples FCIAC final a likely matchup.
Of course, both the Cardinals (7-0 FCIAC) and Wreckers (7-0 FCIAC) still can’t afford to slip up next week. Greenwich will visit Danbury, while Staples will travel to Westhill.
“Either way, we still have to go out and beat Danbury next week,” Greenwich coach Rich Albonizio said. “New Canaan losing I guess gives us more inspiration to keep our season alive.”
Albonizio said his team should be extra motivated going into Thursday’s game against host Danbury knowing what’s at stake.
“They should be pumped up, because now they can get into both FCIACs and states,” Albonizio said. “Stamford beating New Canaan shows how tough our league is. Anything can happen in this league.”
– David Fierro

David Fierro