High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
WHAT’S HOT STAPLE-S ON DEFENSE: No team has been more impressive on defense than Staples. After shutting out Wilton 24-0 on Friday, the Wreckers have surrendered only three points in two games. Yes, three. Coach Marce Petroccio said last week that Staples has “aggressive kids this year who really want to hit people,” and it’s […] [Read More]
Offense Jai’Quan McKnight and Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: McKnight, a senior QB, gained 155 yards with TD runs of 45 and 34 yards on 19 carries while junior RB Bailey added 77 yards and 2 TDs on 17 carries in 36-6 victory over Derby. It was the Chargers’ 45th straight win, four shy of Cheshire’s state […] [Read More]
Bethel’s dominant ground game proved too much for Notre Dame-Fairfield on Saturday, and the Wildcats ran away with a 66-36 win, improving to 2-0. O-line domination A team doesn’t score 66 points without a strong effort from the offensive line, and Bethel’s starting five of left tackle Eric Almonte, left guard Giavonni Fauntleroy, center […] [Read More]
This time around, it didn’t take a Hail Mary for St. Joseph to beat Fairfield Prep. Instead, the Cadets gave the ball to Mufasha Abdul Basir and watched him run. Abdul Basir rushed for 272 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries to lead the Cadets to a runaway 48-33 win over the Jesuits. “I […] [Read More]
Foran’s passing game sputtered early against West Haven, but running back Stephen Longley sparked the Lions’ offense with a career night. The senior rushed 15 times for 100 yards and three touchdowns, albeit in a losing effort, 38-28 to West Haven on Friday. “He’s a heck of a player,” Foran coach Jeff Bevino said. “He’s […] [Read More]
Sure, it’s only the second week of the season, but there is still a lot to get excited about if you’re a high school football fan in Danbury, as both of the city’s teams have started the season 2-0. The newly formed Abbott Tech/Immaculate co-op ran over, around and through Wilcox Tech Friday evening for […] [Read More]
Stymied for most of the night, the Barlow offense scored a late touchdown and hit a two-point conversion to take a one-point lead over visiting New Fairfield, ultimately going on to a 10-7 victory. 89 yards in 22 plays That’s what Barlow did to score the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion. Barlow didn’t attempt […] [Read More]