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Macari, New Canaan Honored by MSG

The 2010 football season concluded almost a week ago, but New Canaan wide receiver Kevin Macari is still making headlines. The star senior was named to the first-ever MSG Varsity All-Metro First Team by a panel of football experts from hundreds of tri-state area high schools. Macari was one of just two players from Fairfield County named to the first team, which was announced live on MSG Varsity on Tuesday night.

In a breakout year for the Rams senior, Macari blew away all receivers in the state with a 20 touchdowns in 13 games, including eight in the playoffs. The favorite target of junior quarterback Matthew Milano, Macari displayed an ability to get open even when teams knew he was coming.

Macari finished the season with 60 receptions and 1,259 yards receiving, an average of nearly 21 yards per catch, breaking several records set by the late New Canaan and Notre Dame great Pete Demmerle . Macari also shined on defense, becoming a two-way player for the first time, adding five touchdowns on interception returns and fumble recoveries.

According to MSG Varsity, Macari has been offered a football scholarship by the University of Rhode Island, a Division I-AA school. After exploding onto the scene this season, however, Division I schools will likely be calling soon.

Macari was not the only New Canaan player recognized by MSG Varsity. Notre Dame-bound senior lineman Conor Hanratty and nose guard Ryan Shullman were named to the MSG Varsity All-Metro Second Team. Milano received an honorable mention for a season in which he broke several school records, including 3,128 yards passing, 42 passing touchdowns and a 60.5 completion percentage.

New Canaan as a team was ranked the 15th best in the tri-state area. New Canaan's streak of four state titles in a row was snapped Saturday in a 50-20 drubbing at the hands of Masuk High School.

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