Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Alex LaPolice (1) celebrates New Canaan's 21-20 Class L-Large title win over Darien with Rams teammates and fans (Photo by Christian Abraham).

Elite 8: State champ New Canaan tops final poll

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Hearst Connecticut Media offers its final poll ranking regional football teams: 1. NEW CANAAN (47 points, 5 first-place votes) (11-1): For the second straight year, the Rams avenged a Thanksgiving Day loss to Darien by beating their rival in the state finals. Alex LaPolice’s 24-yard touchdown catch with 6:59 remaining in the L-Large final lifted […] [Read More]

ND-Fairfield coach Boyton quits

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Per a media release from Notre Dame-Fairfield AD Rob Bleggi: Coach Ted Boynton informed me today that he will be stepping down as Head Football coach to pursue other opportunities.  Notre Dame would like to thank Coach Boynton for his dedication and commitment to ND over theses past years. [Read More]

Top performers: Championship game edition

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The champs Mufasha Abdulbasir, St. Joseph: Ignited Cadets’ 37-7 victory over Ledyard in Class M Small championship game with a 91-yard TD run. Finished with 205 yards and 2 TDs on 26 carries. Alex LaPolice, New Canaan: Caught 24-yard go-ahead TD pass from Michael Collins (25-ofo-48 for 259 yards and 3 TDs) in 21-20 victory […] [Read More]

Turnovers, blocked kicks prove costly for Shelton

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Shelton will have to wait another year to end its title drought. The previously unbeaten Gaels were stunned 28-27 by SCC foe Xavier in overtime in Saturday’s Class LL Small final at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. “This is very satisfying to come back and play up to the potential these kids had,” said Sean […] [Read More]

First a national championship, now a state championship for Brookfield

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Brookfield High defensive coordinator Bob Drysdale had seen a celebration like this before from this same group of kids. Only, it wasn’t a state championship they were celebrating, but a Pop Warner national championship. Drysdale was the head coach of the Brookfield team which captured the 2011 Pop Warner Midget National Championship. That team was […] [Read More]

St. Joseph tops Ledyard to win second straight state title

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Mufasha Abdulbasir and Lars Pedersen each scored a pair of touchdowns as St. Joseph ran away with the Class M-Small championship, besting Ledyard 37-7. Turnover on downs Ledyard had a strong finish to the second quarter after finding some rhythm on offense. Ledyard scored a touchdown with 1:20 to go in the half, and prevented […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, FCIAC, State Playoffs
New Canaan celebrates its win over Darien, during Class L State Championship football at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven on Saturday Dec. 13, 2014. New Canaan beat Darien 21-20.

Video: New Canaan rallies over Darien for L-LARGE crown

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New Canaan came back from 20-7 down, defeating rival Darien in the Class L-LARGE Championship game at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. Anthony Parelli has the game story on the 21-20 Rams victory. You can also check out the 2-minute drill breaking down the key points and stats of the game. And a column […] [Read More]

Brookfield captures Class M-Large championship by blanking Berlin

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The Class M-Large championship belongs to Brookfield, which pitched a 14-0 shutout against Berlin Thursday evening at New Britain’s Willowbrook Park.   Brookfield defense There’s really nowhere else to start. The Bobcats swarmed from start to finish, racking up nine sacks, including four by Bobby Drysdale and three from Nick Seis. “(Bobby Drysdale) is a […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, State Playoffs, SWC