The Darien High School Blue Wave football team took home the 2012 Turkey Bowl Trophy after securing its first win since 2001 over the New Canaan Rams 36-23 in the 84th annual Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving Day.
The Rams, who now hold a record of 13-5-1 over The Wave in the Turkey Bowl, and an overall record of 48-34-2, was on a seven game winning streak coming into Thursday's game. As per a live Twitter feed on the Stamford Advocate's website, the team secured a 14-0 lead in the first quarter — but The Wave jumped ahead in the second quarter to secure a 22-14 lead at the half.
The Rams would go on to have a scoreless third quarter, with the The Wave scoring 14 more unanswered points to gain a 36-14 lead.
The Rams scored another touchdown in the fourth quarter, to bring the deficit to 15. But a costly turnover late in the game gave possession back to Darien, and, despite a Rams safety in the final seconds, The Wave went on to win by a final score of 36-23.
Coming into the game, dueling New Canaan quarterbacks Nick Cascione and Ted Bossidy reportedly had a combined 1,548 yards and 20 touchdowns, while Darien quarterback Henry Baldwin had thrown 1,830 yards including 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions — the most yards in the FCIAC for the season.
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