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Turkey Bowl Shocker: New Canaan Shuts Out Top-Ranked Darien

The New Canaan Rams shut out the Darien Blue Wave in the annual Turkey Bowl matchup.
The New Canaan Rams shut out the Darien Blue Wave in the annual Turkey Bowl matchup. Photo Credit: New Canaan Football / Facebook

STAMFORD, Conn. — It was a Turkey Bowl upset as New Canaan High shut out No. 1-ranked Darien High in a Thursday matchup of the two football rivals in a game at Boyle Stadium in Stamford.

The final score was 27-0. That snapped Darien's 34-game win streak as New Canaan won the Turkey Bowl for the first time in five years.

Darien High played the game without two key players, including the starting quarterback.

Jack Joyce, the starting quarterback, and Brian Minicus, a wide receiver and defensive back did not play in the game, according to the Stamford Advocate. The two Darien High seniors were arrested Wednesday night in connection with an assault on a New Canaan teenager on Nov. 6.

Related story: Two Darien High Football Players Arrested In Assault Of New Canaan Teen

Both teams qualified for the state tournaments.

New Canaan will play at No. 1-ranked Middletown in the quarterfinals of the Class L playoffs.

Darien, the No. 3 seed, will host No. 6 East Hartford in the Class LL quarterfinals.

Here are the scores from other Fairfield County high school games played over the Thanksgiving weekend:

  • Ridgefield 41, Danbury 0
  • Newtown 14, Masuk 7
  • Greenwich 31, Staples 14
  • Wilton 42, Trinity Catholic 0
  • Fairfield Warde 55, Fairfield Ludlowe 22
  • Norwalk 43, McMahon 26
  • St. Joseph 65, Trumbull 6
  • Stamford 26, Westhill 14
  • Fairfield Prep 21, West Haven 14
  • Bunnell 46, Stratford 6
  • Barlow 50, Weston 14
  • Brookfield 25, Bethel 16
  • Pomperaug 13, Notre Dame-Fairfield 12
  • Harding 39, Bridgeport Central 12
  • Shelton 49, Derby 8

Click here for the story at the Stamford Advocate. Some additional scores from GameTimeCT and FCIAC.net .

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