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GHS Senior Donates $2,000 to Support GYFL’s Safety Efforts

Molly Spaeth and Frank Sarcone

On Sunday, a Greenwich High School senior, Molly Spaeth presented a check to GYFL board president Frank Sarcone in the amount of $2,000. The check reflected funds raised over several years to raise awareness of changes to the game of football to prevent concussions. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: First-Ever GHS-Brunswick Football Camp for GYFL Players is a Hit

The first ever football camp for GYFL players was held at Brunswick on Aug 17-19. The camp was the brainchild of Coach Marinelli at GHS and Coach Shine at Brunswick, who approached the GYFL leadership last June. Despite an abbreviated timeline, the camp was a huge success. Continue Reading →

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GYFL: A Storied Institution Adapts to Changing Times

Frank Sarcone, president of the board of GYFL didn’t mince words talking about how awareness of concussions has had an impact on how many kids sign up for football. He said there are other sports vying for kids’ limited free time — everything from crew, to soccer and flag football. However, he said, many changes have been made within GYFL in terms of how the game is taught, training and certifications for coaches, and use of the King-Devick test, which eliminates the guess work when it comes to concussions. Continue Reading →

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Q&A with John Marinelli: Prodigal Son Lands Greenwich Football Head Coaching Job

Since taking over as New Canaan’s offensive coordinator in 2009, John Marinelli has been the architect of the Rams’ high-octane, up-tempo attack—an offense that could essentially end games and leave opponents gasping for breath before the first quarter was over. And now Marinelli will be taking his blueprints to Cardinal country. On Wednesday morning Marinelli accepted an offer to become the head football coach at Greenwich High School, succeeding the legendary Rich Albonizio who resigned in January after 18 years at the helm. For Marinelli, son of longtime New Canaan head coach Lou Marinelli, the decision was not an easy one for obvious reasons. Continue Reading →

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