The Wilton High School Warriors capped its strong 2019 season with an appearance in the Class L State Playoffs yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 4, for the first time in 24 years. Despite losing 7-49 to first-seed St. Joseph, the Warriors can be proud of making it to the finals and finishing the regular season at 7-3.
The team impressed many this season. In a podcast interview he recorded last Sunday night before the game with Wilton’s head coach EJ DiNunzio, Fairfield County sportswriter Dave Ruden said of the Warriors that they were, “a team that was not on anybody’s radar in terms of state playoffs,” later adding, “You want to talk about a feel-good story in the FCIAC, I think the Wilton Warriors topped the list.”
DiNunzio answered that, “It’s a whole different feel, a whole different vibe when you still have some football to play after Thanksgiving. The kids are excited, the community is excited, the administration is excited. Everybody involved in Wilton Football is just happy that these kids who have put in the time and the effort are going to a playoff game that is much deserved.”
Listen to the entire podcast on The Ruden Report, here…