Monday, October 26, 2015

Darien Football Rolls Past Danbury

          Th Blue Wave football team took on the Danbury Hatters this past Saturday. The offense had a slow start going three and out on its first two drives, and finally scoring late in the first quarter making it 7-0 in favor of the Wave. Darien came out firing in the second quarter scoring 35 points including a punt block by junior defensive end Quinn Fay, which was recovered in the end zone by senior Christian Trifone. Despite rough start for the Wave, they again proved their dominance and went into the half with a 42-0 lead. The offense finished the day with a total of 49 points.
          On the defensive side of the ball, the Wave only let up 7 points late in the game putting the Hatters on the board. Mark Evanchick had two and a half sacks on the day leaving him just three shy of the record. Darien faces a struggling Wilton team, where Evanchick will have a chance to top Dwight Freeney's state record for most sacks.
Senior Mark Evanchick after a sack (Courtesy DAF)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Darien Football Dominates St. Joes at Homecoming

          Darien took on St. Joes this past Saturday for their annual homecoming game. St. Joes was supposed to be the first real test of the year for the Blue Wave and they passed with soaring colors. After a promising first drive by the Cadets, they were unable to convert on a 30 yard field. Darien was able to capitalize with a touchdown by senior running back Shelby Grant. From there, the Wave dominated the game scoring 49 points in just three quarters, while St. Joes couldn't put anything on the board. Senior Christian Trifone also had three touchdowns. Overall, the Darien offense was virtually unstoppable in the passing game.
          The defense was nearly flawless letting up only one touchdown late in the game. Senior sack leader Mark Evanchick recorded 3.5 sacks on the day moving him within six of the state record. Darien now looks forward to facing Brien McMahon High School on Friday night.
Senior Colin Minicus on his way to the endzone with help from senior Christian Trifone