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New Canaan Football Wins Big Despite Suspensions

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Nick Cascione ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more as the New Canaan High football team rolled for the second week in a row in a 38-14 thumping of Brien McMahon.

The Rams rolled Friday night even though 10 players were sidelined due to suspensions. New Canaan head coach Lou Marinelli would only say the players had violated team rules and hoped to move on from the incident.

“It was a crazy week with so many distractions,” Marinelli said. “They know they screwed up. I think it sends a very clear message as to what’s going to happen in the future. But to have that many kids out and to do what we did. … I’m proud of the way the kids really hung together.”

Cascione, who has split time evenly with Teddy Bossidy at quarterback, took charge. The Rams junior completed 12 of 18 passes for 93 yards and rushed 14 times for 108 yards.

McMahon’s Trevon Forney collected more than 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but he was the only Senator who did much damage against the Rams. New Canaan took advantage of five McMahon turnovers, collecting a pair of key first-half touchdowns thanks to a fumble and an interception.

Cascione’s touchdown passes were a 4-yarder to Grady Lynch and a 12-yard strike to John Barfuss, who acrobatically tapped both his feet in bounds to ensure the score.

“The win felt really good. We’re slowly building a roll, but I feel we could be a lot better,” Cascione said. “We’re getting our groove going and figuring out who we are.”

New Canaan (3-1) hosts McMahon’s cross-city neighbor, Norwalk High, next Friday at 7 p.m.

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