The New Canaan Rams, boasting an impressive 9-1 record, will prepare to face the Killingly Redmen (7-3) in the opening round of the 2023 Connecticut High School Football Playoff Brackets: CIAC – Class L. This highly anticipated matchup is scheduled to take place on Monday, Nov 28, 2023, at 6:30 pm ET, at the New Canaan Rams’ home turf.
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Matchup: New Canaan Rams vs. Killingly Redmen
Time: Monday Nov 28, 2023, 6:30pm ET
Locations: New Canaan – New Canaan, CT
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The Rams, riding an impressive eight-game winning streak, head into the playoffs with unwavering confidence. Their offensive dominance has been evident throughout the season, averaging a remarkable 37.7 points per game, while their defensive prowess has kept opponents at bay, conceding a mere 11.3 points per game during their winning streak.
On the other hand, the Killingly Redmen have displayed a blend of grit and resilience throughout the season, navigating their way through a series of ups and downs to secure a commendable 7-3 record. Their offensive firepower mirrors that of the Rams, averaging an impressive 37.7 points per game. However, their defensive efforts have not gone unnoticed, as they have managed to limit opponents to an average of 28.7 points per game.
For the New Canaan Rams, quarterback Jack Scranton has emerged as a key player, orchestrating the offense with 1,834 passing yards and 20 touchdowns. Running back Myles Bailey has been a force to be reckoned with, amassing 1,522 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Wide receiver Alex Thompson has proven to be a reliable target for Scranton, hauling in 52 receptions for 732 yards and 8 touchdowns.
The Killingly Redmen’s offensive success hinges on the leadership of quarterback Luke Giannone, who has guided the team with 1,745 passing yards and 17 touchdowns. Wide receiver Alex Thompson has established himself as Giannone’s go-to target, accumulating 52 catches for 732 yards and 8 touchdowns. On the defensive side, defensive end John Smith has been a disruptive force, recording a noteworthy 7 sacks this season.
This highly anticipated clash is expected to be a nail-biting affair, with both teams showcasing their exceptional talent and unwavering determination. The Rams hold the advantage of playing on their home turf, while the Redmen possess the potential to spring an upset, solidifying their position as a formidable contender.
Despite the potential for an upset, the New Canaan Rams’ home-field advantage and recent winning streak suggest a close victory, with a projected score of 27-24.
For those unable to attend the game in person, the thrilling matchup will be streamed live on the NFHS Network, providing fans with a front-row seat to the action.