Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Brookfield heads into Class M tournament with win over Bethel

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Brookfield pounded the rock to pick up a 30-13 win over Bethel, its first Thanksgiving win over the Wildcats since 2010. Three-headed monster Bobby Drysdale, Austin Reich and Dan Jackson were all key contributors to Brookfield’s win over its border rival, running with great success and keeping Bethel’s defense off-balance. Drysdale scored two short touchdowns, […] [Read More]
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Staples quarterback Teddy Coogan threw three touchdown passes in Staples' 38-21 win vs. Greenwich. Bob Luckey photo

Staples dashes Greenwich’s playoff hopes

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Imposing its will with its big, physical offensive and defensive line, Staples cooled off red-hot Greenwich Thursday, posting a convincing 38-21 win at Cardinal Stadium. Greenwich entered the Thanksgiving matchup riding a seven-game winning streak, but needing one more victory and a little help to qualify for the Class LL Tournament. They weren’t about to […] [Read More]
Fairfield Prep coach Tom Shea.

Fairfield Prep loses its hold on the playoffs

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Fairfield Prep fumbled away its playoff hopes, losing 21-14 to West Haven Thanksgiving morning at Ken Strong Stadium. It was an incredibly frustrating day for Prep’s offense, which was held to its lowest scoring output of the year. After taking a 14-7 lead with 8:38 left in the second quarter on Robert Haskins’ 9-yard touchdown […] [Read More]

Video: Darien beats New Canaan for FCIAC championship

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Darien defeated New Canaan 28-21 in overtime in front of over 8,000 people at Boyle Stadium Thanksgiving morning.   [Read More]

McMahon’s Albano: Don’t judge Senators on one loss

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Besides seeing the Sam Testa Trophy go into the possession of city rival Norwalk High Thursday, Brien McMahon’s 33-22 loss to the Bears had another painful result. Brien McMahon (7-3) – which entered the day ranked No. 5 in Class LL football rankings – will probably fall out of the top eight which qualify for […] [Read More]
Ansonia's Tyler Bailey fends off Naugatuck's Antoine Sistrunk during Thanksgiving morning's game at Nolan Field. (Autumn Driscoll/Staff photograppher)

Slipping forward: Ansonia beats Naugatuck 47-12

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Fine work by all involved to get Jarvis Stadium ready at Nolan Field on Thursday. The sidelines and the gridiron had been cleared. There wasn’t a lot of snow in that part of the Valley; a thin coat of icy slush more than anything. That made for some interesting footing, a few slips, a few […] [Read More]

Snow postpones some Thanksgiving Day football games

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The nor’easter that blew through the region Wednesday has postponed three games that were slated for Thursday morning in southwestern Connecticut. Bethel will now visit Brookfield at 2 p.m. Friday Derby will play at Shelton at 5:30 p.m. Friday Abbott Tech/Immaculate will visit Wolcott Tech at 6 p.m. Saturday.   [Read More]

Future looks bright for reinvigorated Hatters

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The Danbury High School football team’s remarkable turnaround season likely came to an end with Tuesday’s 34-6 victory over rival Ridgefield (at 8-3, the Hatters are still mathematically alive in the state playoff race, but they would need a lot of help). However, playoffs or not, this has been special season for the Hatters under […] [Read More]