The kids are alright. That was the message sent out of Cardinal Stadium. Trailing Danbury, 3-0, early in the second quarter, the Greenwich football team’s offense quickly caught up to the defense. The end result was a 49-3 win against an opponent that will find success when not facing the power opponents in the conference.
The FCIAC continues to be a polarized football world, with four schools in annual races for state titles, a group in a constant search for traction and a large middle class that occasionally offers up a playoff contender. Greenwich, St. Joseph, New Canaan and Darien all made it to the CIAC tournaments last season. Greenwich (Class LL) and St. Joseph (Class M) won championships — the Cardinals finished unbeaten and the No. 1 team in the state — while the Rams made it to the finals.
The Greenwich football team hit all the right notes last year in rolling — quite literally — to a state championship. Can the Cardinals repeat? It is hard to say no, but there are so many question marks right now that until we see the team on the field they are hard to get a read on. Will they merely be very good or great once again?