High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Last week, Darien broke out black and blue jerseys at home against North Haven. On Thanksgiving, they will be the home team and most likely in dark uniforms, though nobody but the team knows if it will be the black jerseys, one of New Canaan’s primary colors, or if they will go back to blue […] [Read More]
He started on the varsity team as a freshman, which is a rarity in any high school football program, and even more so in one as talented and deep as Newtown High School’s. And although he’s only a sophomore, linebacker Ben Mason has been an impact player for the Nighthawks all season, especially in […] [Read More]
Nicholas Rubino scored a trio of touchdowns as Newtown captured its third straight SWC championship, shutting out Brookfield 42-0. Pitching a shutout Newtown’s defense not only kept Brookfield off the scoreboard in a conference title game, it forced Brookfield into seven three-and-outs and caused three turnovers. “We didn’t give up the big play, which is […] [Read More]
THURSDAY SWC Championship Newtown (10-0) vs. Brookfield (9-1) 7 p.m. (at Pomperaug High): Nighthawks are bidding for third straight conference title, including two in a row over Brookfield. CSC Platt Tech (2-6) at Prince Tech (7-2) 2 p.m.: Panthers — losers of three of their last four — will need a strong effort to curb […] [Read More]
Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the region’s top high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (68 points, 5 first-place votes) (9-0): Rams rolling into FCIAC championship game. 2. DARIEN (65, 3) (10-0): Blue Wave wiped out North Haven, looking to stay unbeaten against rival Rams next. 3. NEWTOWN (53, 1) (10-0): SWC final rematch with Brookfield […] [Read More]
WHAT’S HOT SOARING BACK INTO THE RACE: After losing three games to start the season, Greenwich looked like an extreme longshot to make the playoffs. However, with the help of a seven-game win streak and the sudden parity in Class LL, the Cardinals’ odds are now alive and well. The Cardinals (7-3) are currently sitting […] [Read More]