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The New Canaan (CT) varsity football team lost Thursday's home non-conference game against rival school Darien (CT) in overtime by a score of 37-34.

Game Details: James Dunning Jr. Field @ Hawes Plaza

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Darien131470337
New Canaan37717034
Final score provided by J. Salvador.
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Box Score Stats

Darien (16-17)

New Canaan (16-17)

57
Total Plays
68
13
First Downs
20
10
Penalties
9
82
Penalty Yards
88
21:22
Possession Time
26:38

Game Stats

Darien

Passing

#Athlete NameCompAttYdsC %AvgTDIntLngQB Rate
Team Totals1536179.41711.9116555.2
14Brian Peters (Sr)1536179.41711.9116555.2
New Canaan

Passing

#Athlete NameCompAttYdsC %AvgTDIntLngQB Rate
Team Totals2335249.65710.8112684.1
3Grant Morse (Jr)010.00000039.6
10Drew Pyne (Fr)2334249.67610.8112686.5
Darien

Rushing

#Athlete NameCarYdsAvgLngTD
Team Totals221185.4503
9Finlay Collins (Sr)111009.1502
21Mitchell Pryor (Jr)482.011
26Nick Green (Jr)7101.481
New Canaan

Rushing

#Athlete NameCarYdsAvgLngTD
Team Totals331243.8773
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)221.011
10Drew Pyne (Fr)11211.920
15S. Williams (Sr)441.021
32Graham Braden (Sr)151218.1771
Darien

Receiving

#Athlete NameRecYdsAvgLngTD
Team Totals1017917.9651
4Max Grant (Jr)16565.0651
6Brian Minicus (Jr)11313.01
9Finlay Collins (Sr)4276.823
12Tim Herget (Sr)15050.030
26Nick Green (Jr)2136.510
86Spencer Jarecke (Sr)11111.011
New Canaan

Receiving

#Athlete NameRecYdsAvgLngTD
Team Totals2324910.8261
6Jackson Appelt (Sr)22914.520
11Jack Hoelzer (Sr)3258.39
12Justin Greco (Jr)33110.322
14J. Rechtermann (Sr)177.07
20Q. O'connell (So)1010710.7201
32Graham Braden (Sr)45012.526

Off. Fum and Pnk Blks

Darien has not entered any off. fum and pnk blks stats.
New Canaan

Off. Fum and Pnk Blks

#Athlete NameFumLostPnk Blk
Team Totals42
10Drew Pyne (Fr)11
31Griffin Arnone (Jr)21
Darien

All Purpose Yards

#Athlete NameRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Team Totals11817958518414
4Max Grant (Jr)6565
6Brian Minicus (Jr)131629
9Finlay Collins (Sr)10027218156
12Tim Herget (Sr)5051101
21Mitchell Pryor (Jr)88
26Nick Green (Jr)10132144
86Spencer Jarecke (Sr)11011
New Canaan

All Purpose Yards

#Athlete NameRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Team Totals12424977290479
6Jackson Appelt (Sr)293766
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)22123
9Sean Knight (Jr)88
10Drew Pyne (Fr)2121
11Jack Hoelzer (Sr)2525
12Justin Greco (Jr)3131
14J. Rechtermann (Sr)77
15S. Williams (Sr)44
20Q. O'connell (So)107107
27Owen Shin (Jr)2525
31Griffin Arnone (Jr)15015
32Graham Braden (Sr)12150171
Darien

Total Yards

#Athlete NamePassRushRecTotal
Team Totals179118179297
4Max Grant (Jr)6565
6Brian Minicus (Jr)1313
9Finlay Collins (Sr)10027127
12Tim Herget (Sr)5050
14Brian Peters (Sr)179179
21Mitchell Pryor (Jr)88
26Nick Green (Jr)101323
86Spencer Jarecke (Sr)1111
New Canaan

Total Yards

#Athlete NamePassRushRecTotal
Team Totals249124249373
6Jackson Appelt (Sr)2929
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)22
10Drew Pyne (Fr)24921270
11Jack Hoelzer (Sr)2525
12Justin Greco (Jr)3131
14J. Rechtermann (Sr)77
15S. Williams (Sr)44
20Q. O'connell (So)107107
32Graham Braden (Sr)12150171
Darien

Tackles

#Athlete NameSoloAsstTot TcklsTFL
Team Totals5434888.0
6Brian Minicus (Jr)6391.0
9Finlay Collins (Sr)85131.0
12Tim Herget (Sr)33
21Mitchell Pryor (Jr)448
22Connor Tienken (Jr)325
26Nick Green (Jr)73101.0
27Riley Stewart (Sr)11
28Charlie Olsen (Jr)11
46Sean O'Malley (Jr)235
50Jake Bieler (Sr)5271.0
58Cord Fox (Sr)5382.0
72Andrew Stueber (Sr)538
73Mike Neary (Jr)112.0
83Quinn Fay (Sr)3472.0
86Spencer Jarecke (Sr)11
New Canaan

Tackles

#Athlete NameSoloAsstTot TcklsTFL
Team Totals3830689.0
1Tom Root (c) (Sr)134
2James Freyre (Sr)369
3Grant Morse (Jr)4372.0
6Jackson Appelt (Sr)314
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)213
9Sean Knight (Jr)336
17Kyle Karr (Jr)11
19Garrett Braden (So)94131.0
25A. Bauersfeld (Sr)6393.0
26Jake Ciancio (Jr)11
28Charlie Hane (Jr)11
34Sam Gilman (Jr)11
50Seamus Ohora (Jr)22
63Dylan Miles (Sr)2242.0
73Jack Kircher (Sr)2131.0
Darien

Sacks

#Athlete NameSacksYdlHurs
Team Totals4.0391
50Jake Bieler (Sr)1.05
58Cord Fox (Sr)1.024
83Quinn Fay (Sr)2.0101

Sacks

New Canaan has not entered any sacks stats.
Darien

Interceptions

#Athlete NameIntInt YdsAvgPD
Team Totals188.06
9Finlay Collins (Sr)188.02
12Tim Herget (Sr)1
22Connor Tienken (Jr)1
26Nick Green (Jr)2
New Canaan

Interceptions

#Athlete NameIntInt YdsAvgPD
Team Totals100.014
2James Freyre (Sr)100.0
3Grant Morse (Jr)1
6Jackson Appelt (Sr)1
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)1
9Sean Knight (Jr)3
19Garrett Braden (So)3
25A. Bauersfeld (Sr)1
50Seamus Ohora (Jr)2
63Dylan Miles (Sr)1
73Jack Kircher (Sr)1
Darien

Fumbles and Blocks

#Athlete NameFmb RecFR YdsCausBlk PntsBlk FGs
Team Totals28
4Max Grant (Jr)10
58Cord Fox (Sr)18
New Canaan

Fumbles and Blocks

#Athlete NameFmb RecFR YdsCausBlk PntsBlk FGs
Team Totals101
34Sam Gilman (Jr)10
74Jack Stewart (So)1
Darien

Kickoffs

#Athlete NameKOYdsAvgLngTB
Team Totals625542.546
27Riley Stewart (Sr)625542.546
New Canaan

Kickoffs

#Athlete NameKOYdsAvgLngTB
Team Totals731845.4601
11Jack Hoelzer (Sr)731845.4601
Darien

Punts

#Athlete NamePYdsAvgLngIn 20
Team Totals927530.6382
20Dillon Jones (Sr)927530.6382
New Canaan

Punts

#Athlete NamePYdsAvgLngIn 20
Team Totals519138.2450
5James Crovatto (Sr)519138.2450
Darien

Kickoff Returns

#Athlete NameRetsYdsAvgLng
Team Totals55811.621
6Brian Minicus (Jr)2168.016
9Finlay Collins (Sr)12121.021
26Nick Green (Jr)12121.021
86Spencer Jarecke (Sr)100.00
New Canaan

Kickoff Returns

#Athlete NameRetsYdsAvgLng
Team Totals67712.826
6Jackson Appelt (Sr)33712.326
27Owen Shin (Jr)22512.516
31Griffin Arnone (Jr)11515.015
Darien

Punt Returns

#Athlete NameRetsYdsAvgLngFCKR Yds
Team Totals25125.542109
6Brian Minicus (Jr)16
9Finlay Collins (Sr)21
12Tim Herget (Sr)25125.54251
26Nick Green (Jr)21
New Canaan

Punt Returns

#Athlete NameRetsYdsAvgLngFCKR Yds
Team Totals6294.8151106
6Jackson Appelt (Sr)37
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)3217.015121
9Sean Knight (Jr)188.088
27Owen Shin (Jr)25
31Griffin Arnone (Jr)200.0015
Darien

Points

#Athlete NameTDTD PtsConvSKick PtsTot Pts
Team Totals530737
4Max Grant (Jr)166
9Finlay Collins (Sr)21212
26Nick Green (Jr)166
27Riley Stewart (Sr)77
59G. Demopoulos (So)166
New Canaan

Points

#Athlete NameTDTD PtsConvSKick PtsTot Pts
Team Totals4241034
3Grant Morse (Jr)1010
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)166
15S. Williams (Sr)166
20Q. O'connell (So)166
32Graham Braden (Sr)166
Darien

PATs and Field Goals

#Athlete NamePATAtt%FGAtt%LngTot
Team Totals45.8111.0247
27Riley Stewart (Sr)45.8111.0247
New Canaan

PATs and Field Goals

#Athlete NamePATAtt%FGAtt%LngTot
Team Totals441.0221.03510
3Grant Morse (Jr)441.0221.03510
Darien

Touchdowns

#Athlete NameTDRushTDRecTD FRTD IRTD PRTD KORTD Tot
Team Totals3115
4Max Grant (Jr)11
9Finlay Collins (Sr)22
26Nick Green (Jr)11
59G. Demopoulos (So)11
New Canaan

Touchdowns

#Athlete NameTDRushTDRecTD FRTD IRTD PRTD KORTD Tot
Team Totals314
7R. Oconnell (c) (Sr)11
15S. Williams (Sr)11
20Q. O'connell (So)11
32Graham Braden (Sr)11

Recap Video

Game Story

Connecticut High School Football - Darien sneaks past New Canaan

November 24, 2016: New Canaan, CT 06840

The Darien Blue Wave (Darien, CT) football nudged the host New Canaan Rams (New Canaan, CT), 37-34 in Thursday's non-league bout.

In their next game, the Blue Wave face the Greenwich Cardinals (Greenwich, CT) in a non-league bout, on Tuesday, November 29. Darien will attempt to move on its 10-0 season record. The Cardinals enter the bout with a 7-3 record after their 37-10 non-league win over Staples (Westport, CT).

The Rams (9-1) will now prepare for their bout against Masuk (Monroe, CT). The Panthers enter the non-league bout with a 7-3 record. In their last bout, Masuk was nudged by Newtown (Newtown, CT), 35-28, in a league battle.

Coaches Summary

First Quarter

Darien (10:52) Finlay Collins 50 Yd. RUSHING TD
Darien (10:52) Riley Stewart EXTRA POINT
Darien (5:30) Nick Green 9 Yd.. RUSHING TD
New Canaan (:49) Grant Morse 35 Yd. FIELD GOAL

Second Quarter

New Canaan (9:16) Graham Braden 77 Yd. RUSHING TD
New Canaan (9:16) Grant Morse EXTRA POINT
Darien (8:58) Max Grant 65 Yd. PASSING TD from Brian Peters
Darien (8:58) Riley Stewart EXTRA POINT
Darien (4:46) Finlay Collins 2 Yd.. RUSHING TD
Darien (4:46) Riley Stewart EXTRA POINT

Third Quarter

Darien ( 5:50) Cord Fox 14 Yd. FUMBLE RECOVERY TD
Darien (5:50) Riley Stewart EXTRA POINT
New Canaan ( :31) Quintin O'Connell 16 Yd. PASSING TD from Drew Pyne
New Canaan (:31) Grant Morse EXTRA POINT

Fourth Quarter

New Canaan (9:08) Grant Morse 25 Yd. FIELD GOAL
New Canaan (4:09) Spencer Williams 1 Yd. RUSHING TD
New Canaan (4:09) Grant Morse EXTRA POINT
New Canaan (:21) Ryan O'Connell 1 Yd. RUSHING TD
New Canaan (:21) Grant Morse EXTRA POINT

Overtime

Darien (:00) Riley Stewart 24 Yd. FIELD GOAL

Highlight Videos

Players of the Game

Darien (16-17)

Congratulations to #9 Finlay Collins (overall), #12 Tim Herget (offensive), #21 Mitchell Pryor (defensive) and #6 Brian Minicus (special teams) for being selected the Darien Football Players of the Game.

  • Finlay Collins (Overall)
  • Tim Herget (Offensive)
  • Mitchell Pryor (Defensive)
  • Brian Minicus (Special Teams)

New Canaan (16-17)

New Canaan has not selected any Players of the Game.

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Matchup Video

Rankings & Records

Darien (16-17)

NationalCTClass
13211
OverallLeagueHomeAwayNeutralWin %League %PFPA
13-07-05-05-03-01.0001.000525177

New Canaan (16-17)

NationalCTClass
36721
OverallLeagueHomeAwayNeutralWin %League %PFPA
12-18-07-14-01-0.9231.000477186

Team Scoring Averages

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Darien
12.514.910.32.43.040.4
New Canaan
10.69.810.55.8036.7

Darien

  • Matchup: Darien vs. Warde 2016
  • Matchup: Darien vs. Wilton 2016
  • Matchup: Darien vs. St. Joseph 2016

New Canaan

Team Stat Comparison

DarienNew Canaan
167.8Rushing Yards Per Game195.9
269.3Passing Yards Per Game198.8
437.1Total Yards Per Game394.7
76.9Tackles Per Game58.4
4.2Sacks Per Game2.8
39.5Points Per Game36.7

Team Leaders

DarienNew CanaanNational Avg.
#9 Finlay Collins74.8Rushing Yards Per Game#32 Graham Braden95.320.9
#14 Brian Peters256.7Passing Yards Per Game#10 Drew Pyne180.540.9
#14 Brian Peters260.4Total Yards Per Game#10 Drew Pyne213.636.1
#9 Finlay Collins7.2Tackles Per Game#2 James Freyre8.22.8
#83 Quinn Fay1.2Sacks Per Game#52 Nick Potter1.00.2
#9 Finlay Collins6.9Points Per Game#7 Ryan Oconnell (c)10.02.0

Record Breakdown

Darien (16-17)

New Canaan (16-17)

13-0
Overall
12-1
7-0
League
8-0
3-0
Non-League
1-1
1-0
Head to Head
0-1
4-0
Common Opponent
3-0
5-0
Home
7-1
5-0
Away
4-0
3-0
Neutral
1-0
3-0
Playoff
3-0
13-0
In-State
12-1
0-0
Out-of-State
0-0