St. Joseph falls to New Canaan in battle of unbeatens
The St. Joseph High football team lost to New Canaan High in a battle of unbeaten teams by the score of 62-21 on Friday night.
“We gave them 17 points off turnovers and we dropped three touchdown passes,” Cadet coach Joe Della Vecchia said after the host Rams improved to 8-0 with the win over his 7-1 squad.
“They created (chances) and finished. We had opportunities and didn’t finish.”
New Cannan quarterback Nick Cascione passed for 378 yards and six touchdowns. He also rushed for a score and a two-point conversion.
The Rams’ Peter Swindell opened the game with a 34-yard field goal (after an interception) and ended the first half with a 45-yard boot and a 34-14 lead.
The Cadets’ Jordan Vazzano threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Lars Pedersen to make it 10-7, after a Kevin Botnick PAT, with 4:16 left in the first quarter.
It was 31-7 New Cannan when Mufasa Abdul-Basir scored on a one-yard run with 2:26 remaining in the first half.
New Canaan scored twice in the third quarter, before Vazzano hooked up with Pedersen from seven yards out three minutes into the final period.