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Staples 4th, New Canaan 6th in Final State Poll

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Staples finished fourth and New Canaan sixth in the final state football poll conducted by the New Haven Register. The poll is selected by members of the Connecticut media.

Norwalk finished just outside the top 10, with 225 votes, while Greenwich received 84 votes.

Staples lost to Xavier in the Class LL championship game on Saturday, and the Falcons received all 25 first place votes. Hand, which defeated New Canaan for the Class L championship, finished second. Class S champion Ansonia finished third.

In a coaches poll conducted by The Day of New London, Staples finished fifth, New Canaan finished sixth. Masuk, which finished fifth in the Register poll, finished fourth among coaches. Norwalk was 14th among state coaches. Xavier, Hand and Ansonia went 1-2-3 in the coaches’ poll.

Xavier finished as the No. 1 team in the state for the second straight year. Notre Dame of West Haven was voted the No. 1 in 2009, giving the Southern Connecticut Conference the state’s top team for three straight years. Xavier and Hand are part of the conference, which has won six state titles over the past three years, the most of any conference in the state.

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