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New Canaan Football Falls To Darien In FCIAC Title Game

Darien quarterback Tim Graham led the Blue Wave to the FCIAC title, defeating archrival New Canaan in a game Thursday at Boyle Stadium in Stamford.
Darien quarterback Tim Graham led the Blue Wave to the FCIAC title, defeating archrival New Canaan in a game Thursday at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. Photo Credit: Facebook, Blue Wave Football

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Darien High School Blue Wave football team rallied to beat archrival New Canaan Rams for the FCIAC football title, 28-21 in overtime, in a game on Thanksgiving Day at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium.

Darien overcame a 21-0 second-quarter deficit to top New Canaan in the annual holiday matchup. 

The league title is the fifth for Darien, while New Canaan has eight. Darien has won the last three Thanksgiving meetings against New Canaan. 

Both teams will host semifinal games in the CIAC Class L tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6. Darien will be the top No. 1 seed, and New Canaan is seeded at No. 2.

Darien quarterback Timmy Graham was named the FCIAC championship Most Valuable Player, completing 18-of-35 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions.

Here are the results of other holiday football games in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference: 

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Trinity Catholic 48, Wilton 14

Danbury 34, Ridgefield 6

Bullard-Havens 44, Bassick 6

Stamford 42, Westhill 21

St. Joseph 49, Trumbull 30

Thursday, Nov. 27

Darien 28, New Canaan 21 (OT) 

Staples 38, Greenwich 21

Warde 27, Ludlowe 12

Norwalk 33, McMahon 22

Central at Harding, game suspended with Harding leading 14-6 with 5:03 remaning

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