It Seems To Me: Darien-New Canaan Rivalry Sits Alone In State Penthouse

NEW CANAAN — Lou Marinelli stood outside the room the New Canaan football team uses for meetings early Thursday afternoon. Just a few hours earlier, Marinelli gave one of his usual rousing pregame speeches before sending the Rams out for another anticipated Turkey Bowl against Darien.

Now, hours later, the normally ebullient Marinelli was silent and stunned. New Canaan had rallied from a 34-10 second-half deficit to tie the game on a fourth-down run with 21 seconds remaining in regulation.