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Norwalk Football Sputters Against New Canaan

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk High’s offense stalled early and never recovered in Friday evening’s football game against New Canaan. The Bears were held to 29 yards of total offense in the first half as New Canaan rolled to a 39-7 win over Norwalk.

New Canaan scored two touchdowns within five seconds in the first quarter and never looked back. Rams quarterback Nick Cascione found Grady Lynch for a 6-yard touchdown on New Canaan’s first possession. Casey Oullette then ran an interception back for a 39-yard touchdown on the next Norwalk play.

“I told the guys during the week [New Canaan] would be the most disciplined team we would face,” Norwalk head coach Sean Ireland said. “They do the things they’re supposed to. They’re one of the best programs in the state, and they are for a reason.”

Norwalk was held to only three first downs through the first three quarters before Tomar Joseph broke through with a 47-yard run to the goal line. He plunged in from 1 yard out on the next play for Norwalk's only points of the night.

Joseph was held in check otherwise, as Norwalk struggled to get going in the air. With the Rams ready to defend against the run, Norwalk constantly ran into a wall of defenders.

The Bears showed fight on defense, holding New Canaan to a field goal on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter.

“The effort is there, but we just don’t execute,” Ireland said. “I told the guys though, if they think we’re going stop coaching, they’re crazy. We just have to keep working, get more physical and stay disciplined.”

Norwalk (1-4) will host Ridgefield on Friday in a 7 p.m. game.

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