Connecticut High School Football

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

Kick coverage breakdowns worry Derby’s French in rout

Derby coach George French had considered the Red Raiders’ special teams a strength, so seeing Seymour return two kicks for touchdowns on Thursday certainly caught his attention. “This was not good,” French said following Derby’s 62-44 win over Seymour. “We had to change some things this game because of some injuries, but we have to go back […] [Read More]

Live updates: High school football, Week 8

Week 8 of the high school football season kicks off a day early thanks to Halloween. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with #cthsfb. [Read More]
New Cananan and St. Joseph meet Saturday in a rematch of the FCIAC championship.

Guide to the Games: Week 8

THURSDAY NVL | By Doug Bonjour Seymour (4-2) at Derby (5-1) 6 p.m.: Red Raiders own the NVL’s longest winning streak at four games. They’d be wise to extend that streak with Naugatuck, Wolcott and Shelton still on the schedule. Oxford (0-6) at Sacred Heart/Kaynor (0-7) 6 p.m. (at Municipal Stadium): Coming off a bye, […] [Read More]

Elite 8 Week 8: New Canaan, Darien, Newtown are Top 3

Hearst Connecticut Media’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (37 points, 3 first-place votes) (6-0 record): Rams face their sternest test of the season Saturday at St. Joseph in FCIAC championship rematch. 2. DARIEN (36, 1) (7-0): After winning at Tiger Hollow, Blue Wave […] [Read More]
Quarterback Colton Smith (pictured) led Fairfield Prep to a 51-28 win over Cheshire last Friday. (File Photo)

Week 7: What’s hot, what’s not?

WHAT’S HOT SMITH SURGING: As Colton Smith goes, so goes Fairfield Prep. Last Friday, in a game Prep needed to have, Smith racked up a ridiculous 563 total yards. Smith passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores as the Jesuits (5-2) beat Cheshire 51-28 to stay in the thick of the Class LL […] [Read More]

Top performers: Week 7 review

Offense Colton Smith, Fairfield Prep: A remarkable 563 yards of total offense in 51-28 domolition of previously unbeaten Cheshire. 12-of-24 passes for 342 yards and 3 TDs nad 221 yards rushing and a TD on 24 carries. Mark Piccirillo Shelton: Senior QBPiccirillo rushed for 217 yards and 2 TDs in a 33-20 win over Hand. […] [Read More]

Video: Pedersen runs wild, St. Joe crushes Trinity

St. Joseph dominated Trinity Saturday, winning 43-8.  Lars Pedersen scored four touchdowns for the Cadets. [Read More]
Danbury's Tysheen McCrea hauls in a touchdown pass over Harding's Ramir Walton in the Hatters' 35-28 win on Saturday. (Photo by Christian Abraham)

Surging Danbury holds on against Harding

A winner of two straight and three of four, Danbury (5-2) is in the thick of the Class LL playoff race. After edging Harding 35-28 on Saturday at Hedges Field, the Hatters sit 10th in the LL standings with four games left. “This is a big win,”running back/linebacker Eric Henry said. “Any win is great. […] [Read More]