Football Friday: Breaking Down St. Joseph-New Canaan

Like two speeding trains on a collision course, Friday night’s much-anticipated game between St. Joseph and New Canaan is finally upon us.

It has been circled on the calendar since September, with the expectation that both teams would be undefeated and a berth in the FCIAC championship game would be all but secured for the winner.

Boys Soccer

Commentary: Greenwich’s Boys Soccer Title A Well-Earned Coronation

NORWALK — Greenwich boys soccer coach Kurt Putnam was holding court with the media Wednesday night when the trophy celebration commenced at the other side of Norwalk High School’s football field.

As if waiting for the cue, Putnam apologized, abruptly stopping as the announcement was made to come accept the championship trophy.

I’ve got to go get that,” Putnam said, and like that he jogged off.


Longi, Laszlo BlueStreak-Ruden Report Players Of The Week

Austin Longi of the Greenwich football team and Jess Laszlo of the Westhill girls soccer team are this week’s BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Players of the Week, presented by Chicken Joe’s.

Longi and Laszlo will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training and $25 gift certificates from Chicken Joe’s in New Canaan.

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Boys Basketball

Hurley To Appear At Ridgefield Basketball Clinic Sunday

Bob Hurley, the renowned basketball coach at St. Anthony High School in New Jersey, and former Fairfield University star Joe DeSantis will appear at the 2013 Connecticut Basketball Coaching Clinic Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ridgefield High School. The event is hosted by The Ridgefield Basketball Association.


Bassick’s Lewis Breaks Down St. Joseph-New Canaan

Derrick Lewis has a unique distinction: the Bassick coach is the only one who has faced both New Canaan and St. Joseph this year.

The Lions lost to New Canaan in the second week of the season, 42-20. They dropped a 49-6 decision to St. Joseph two weeks ago.

Lewis is as qualified as anyone to break down Friday’s much anticipated showdown between the FCIAC’s top two teams. Any he is voluble on the subject.