Spring football roundup
Published 12:44 pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2016
At Westhill’s spring football game, the Purple team beat the White team 14-0 at J. Walter Kennedy Field.
Westhill coach Frank Marcucio said the Vikings commitment to the new strength and conditioning program is showing results, especially along the defensive line.
“I thought we had a really good spring,” Marcucio said. “With our strength and conditioning coach we are now stronger and you can see it. I saw more teamwork and camaraderie this spring. I thought the game was very competitive with guys out there competition for jobs.”
Marcucio said quarterback Blake Newcomer played well, throwing a touchdown pass to Wyklend Turenne.
In Greenwich, the White team defeated the Red team 28-23 in front of a crowd of family and friends at Cardinal Stadium.
Greenwich coach John Marinelli said the difference could not have been any starker between his first two spring games as head coach.
“We are moving,” Marinelli said. “The seniors have done such a great job for us. Four-and-five does not sit well with them. We can see how much film the kids have watched a year later, and it’s like a completely different story. Now they are really starting to get it and they have bought in. We had a great offseason in the weight room. Year one of the offseason, and it has turned out to be pretty good.”
For the White team, Matt Morganti and James Day also found the end zone, with Charlie Ducret scoring the Red team’s other touchdown.
Several quarterbacks took turns under center, with junior Connor Langan and freshman Gavin Muir making the biggest impressions on the day.
New Canaan played its Red and White game at Dunning Field with a final score of 24-18.
Both the offensive and defensive lines played well and are expected to continue to impress come next fall.
The game was the ninth annual Brian Wilderman Memorial Red and White Spring Football Game named in memory of the former Rams’ linebacker, who passed away in 2000 from an undiagnosed heart condition.
Darien, Stamford and Trinity Catholic did not play spring football.