Connecticut High School Football

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Elite 8 Week 4: New Canaan, Darien are 1-2

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Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (3-0) (64 points, 5 first-place votes): Heck of an achievement for Lou Marinelli, notching career win No. 300 2. DARIEN (3-0) (64, 2): Blue Wave look as good as advertised 3. ANSONIA (3-0) (49, 1): Chargers […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
Wide receiver Randy Polonia, right, and Trinity Catholic are off to a 3-0 start. (Photo by Lindsay Perry)

Week 3: What’s hot, what’s not?

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WHAT’S HOT SURPRISE, SURPRISE: If we’re ranking surprises, there’s none bigger than Trinity Catholic being 3-0. Although the Crusaders’ wins have come against teams with a combined 3-6 record, an undefeated September is a big deal for anyone. It’s an even bigger deal when you’re coming off an 0-11 campaign. WHAT ABOUT US?: Newtown and Brookfield […] [Read More]

Top performers: Week 3 review

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Mykel Morris, Central: Accounted for an astounding 505 yards in 24-21 comeback victory over Ludlowe, the Hilltoppers’ first win. Ran 22 times for 285 yards and 3 TDs, including scoring runs of 10 and 79 yards, and completed 7-of-14 passes for 220 yards. Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: 5 TDs — 4 runs from scrimmage, the 5th […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
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Darien pass offense struggles in 41-0 Bassick rout

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A 41-point margin of victory wouldn’t indicate much in the way of offensive struggles, but the Blue Wave’s first half against Bassick Saturday was full of them. On Darien’s first play from scrimmage, junior Hudson Hamill hauled in a 23-yard strike from Tim Graham, only to fumble into the endzone for an eventual Lions touchback. […] [Read More]

Stamford offense flourishing under Brown

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With 134 points in three weeks, it’s tempting to wonder just how good Stamford’s offense can be this season behind quarterback Jalen Brown. “I knew we were going to get four out of our five starters back on the the offensive line, so that’s huge,” Black Knights coach Jamar Greene said. “We were able to […] [Read More]

Video: New Canaan holds off Greenwich

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New Canaan defeated Greenwich 35-20 at Dunning Field Saturday, giving coach Lou Marinelli his 300th win.   [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, Fairfield County, FCIAC

Video: Newtown rolls over Pomperaug

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Newtown completely dominated Pomperaug last night, winning 49-3 at Blue and Gold Stadium. [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, Connecticut, SWC

McMahon ground game wears down Danbury

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Saturday afternoon at McMahon High School was a tale of two halves, to say the least. The Senators claimed their second straight win to remain unbeaten in FCIAC play by scoring 24 unanswered points in the final 24 minutes, running their way to a 44-28 win. Second half McMahon played 24 minutes of nearly perfect […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC