Farina looks to continue winning tradition at Newtown

Another summer, another Grip It & Rip It Tournament for Dan Farina. Only this time, he wasn't dressed in the usual red for New Canaan High School.

Justin DeVellis

Jul 8, 2023, 9:23 AM

Updated 281 days ago

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Another summer, another Grip It & Rip It Tournament for Dan Farina. Only this time, he wasn't dressed in the usual red for New Canaan High School.
Fresh off a Class L state title as offensive coordinator of the Rams, Farina was hired as the Nighthawks' new head coach in February.
"Newtown's been a strong program for a long time and I'm fortunate to be able to build on that," he says. "Our goal is to make a state championship and we want to play for it. Anything less we can find meaning in it, but I think these guys want to win, but mostly I want to build a strong football team and have these guys have each other's backs."
Newtown was one of more than 30 high school football teams competing on day one of the annual 7-on-7 passing league tournament in New Canaan.
The FCIAC, SWC, SCC and NVL were all represented with some out-of-state teams as well.
A champion of the tournament will be crowned Saturday after bracket play.
Newtown hosts St. Joseph's High School for its season opener Friday, Sept. 8.


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