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New Canaan Football Smothers Norwalk, 39-7

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – The New Canaan High football team lowered the boom on Norwalk, rolling over the Bears on both sides of the ball in a 39-7 victory Friday night.

New Canaan scored two touchdowns within five seconds in the first quarter and never looked back. Rams quarterback Nick Cascione found Grady Lynch for a 6-yard touchdown on New Canaan’s first possession. Casey Oullette then ran an interception back for a 39-yard touchdown on the very next Norwalk play.

The Rams defense took over from there, smothering the Norwalk run attack. New Canaan’s defensive starters held the Bears to just 53 total yards of offense and three first downs through three quarters before giving way to the backups.

Norwalk struggled to execute through the air, so New Canaan was prepared for a steady dose of running. Connor Buck, Cole Harris and Tommy Costigan provided big hits on defense for the Rams.

“The defensive staff did a very good job preparing for Norwalk,” New Canaan head coach Lou Marinelli said. “Our kids played really tough with a second really good effort in a row. We were ready for them.”

With Teddy Bossidy back from a one-game suspension, the Rams went back to the two-quarterback strategy that has served them well this season. Bossidy passed for 68 yards and a touchdown and ran for 65 yards. Cascione passed for 109 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns, also rushing for 46 yards.

Frank Cognetta rushed for a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Andrew Read pulled down a 27-yard touchdown catch in the third. Cole Turpin capped the New Canaan scoring with a 4-yard touchdown catch in the fourth.

Neal Koller also added two field goals from 31 and 32 yards out on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter.

New Canaan will face one of its toughest tests of the season next Saturday when the Rams travel to St. Joseph for a 2:30 p.m. game.

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