Warde football notebook

Expectations Overblown

Warde head coach Dunca DellaVolpe thinks that Warde's 3-0 start drove people's expectations higher than they should've been. "People started talking about playoffs early on," DellaVolpe said. "I think we're starting to show a little wear and tear and we don't have enough bodies right now."

DellaVolpe would be happy with more numbers in his program, and said that that is part of the plan. "That is part of the blueprint is to get more bodies," he said. "But that is no excuse."

Halliday shows life

Fairfield Warde quarterback Eric Burns left the game during a Warde drive in the fourth quarter when he reaggravated an ankle injury that he sustained in the Mustangs' loss to New Canaan on Oct. 9.

Will Halliday was Burns' replacement and DellaVolpe was pleased with what he saw from his junior backup. "I am pretty excited from what I've seen from Will coming in there," DellaVolpe said.

Fortt doesn't impress

Stamford High School standout Khairi Fortt may be headed to play linebacker at Linebacker U in Penn St., but he didn't impress the Warde coaching staff. DellaVolpe, in game planning to stop the senior linebacker said. "I thought he was No. 4 [Stamford's Patrick Atkinson]. That's my assessment of him."

Fortt played well, recording an interception for a touchdown and two sacks in the game against the Mustangs.