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Staples Headlines Football 'Game of the Week'

WESTPORT, Conn. - The wait is finally over for Staples High School football fans. A frustrating 2010 season full of "almost" and "so close" gives way to a new slate of hope for the Wreckers' first state championship since 2005.

In Main Street Connect's new video segment, " FCIAC Football Fast Five ," Staples' opening game Saturday against defending Class S state champion St. Joseph was chosen as “game of the week.” The Wreckers allowed just under an average of 11 points a game last year and will need to put up similar numbers to repeat last season’s success, when Staples finished with a 9-2 record. St. Joseph's offense averaged nearly 36 points a game last season.

There are plenty of new faces on both sides of the field. The Wreckers graduated 25 seniors and are starting a sophomore quarterback, but in The Daily Westport's season preview for Staples football , head coach Marce Petroccio think his defense will rise to the occasion again.

Watch the next episode of FCIAC Fast Five on Sept. 22 for a recap of Saturday's game and a preview of the next Main Street Connect game of the week.

Follow Eric Gendron on Twitter for updates from the game and for the latest MSC-Fairfield County sports coverage. Like The Daily Westport on Facebook .

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