On National Signing Day, New Canaan football players committed to college. They are among the best quarterbacks in Connecticut. Michael Collins threw for 2,624 yard and 32 touchdowns last year. He has made a commitment to Penn football. Other players include Gardner Read, Kyle Smith, David Strupp and Kyle Smith.
On the final drive of the game, a late fumble forced by New Canaan’s senior linebacker Chad Russo gave the Rams a chance to run out the clock. However, they were unable to convert on their final possession, despite having four downs to go.
The Class L-Large state championship was won by Darien after the Rams overcame a halftime deficit of two scores. New Canaan won the title with 14 unanswered goals in the second half. The win made the Rams the first Connecticut team to win the Class L-Large state championship.
Brian Wilderman was a star on the New Canaan football field and the wrestling mat during the 1990s. The school lost him to an undiagnosed heart condition in 2000. This season’s home opener will be named in his honor. New Canaan will face Brien McMahon on Dunning Field at 7 p.m. Bob VanDerheyden will read a tribute to Wilderman before the game and a video of him to the crowd.
The New Canaan Football Club offers a variety of organized soccer programs for young children. These programs are designed to help participants develop age-appropriate skills while cultivating a positive team environment. The programs are designed and administered under the guidance of professional coaches. They aim to foster the love of the game, create positive team dynamics, and provide a path to progress as a player.
The Rams enjoyed a successful season in 1967, going 7-2 with four straight wins. They also won the FCIAC championship and the state championship. They would go undefeated in the following year, and won the state and FCIAC championships. They would be undefeated for only the second time in school history, which was a feat that was unheard of at the time.
The New Canaan defense didn’t let Greenwich near the end zone. However, the Greenwich special teams kept the game close. In the third quarter, Greenwich’s Logan Galletta returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at seven. After the touchdown, New Canaan’s defense continued to grind, and Cunney found a slew of running room, bursting through a defender, and scoring a touchdown for the Eagles. The final score was 14-7.