Staples Football Falls to Darien in Final Home Game by Isabella Didio

On Friday, November 11, the Staples football team lost their final regular season home game on a very windy night against an undefeated Darien team. Darien came into the game touting an undefeated season with a record of 8-0. Conversely, the Wreckers had dropped their past two games to St. Joseph's and Ridgefield.

Darien makes a tackle at the line of scrimmage

The Wreckers were held scoreless for the duration of the game, which resulted in a 27-0 loss. Staples usually dominant defense struggled in the first half, giving up two touchdowns in the first and early second quarter as well as a touchdown late in the second quarter.

Quarterback Andrew Speed '17 waits for the snap

Staples had an opportunity to score in the first half when they drove the length of the field in series that lasted 18 plays, 13 of which went to junior running back Harris Levi ’18. But the Blue Wave stopped them in the red zone and forced Staples to attempt a field goal, which they missed.

Staples defense waits to hear the play call from the coaches

Staples defense was much stronger in the second half, only giving up a single touchdown. However, it did not matter because the Staples offense could not put up any points.

Both teams will next play on Thanksgiving Day. Darien will battle for the FCIAC championship against New Canaan. The Wreckers will face Greenwich away at 10:30 in their last regular season game.

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