Wild week 2 wrap up

stjoeprepWeek 2 of the regional high school football season was, in a word, wild.

The No. 1 team in the state, Xavier, lost to North Haven, Darien thumped Greenwich, St. Joe’s beat Fairfield Prep on a Hail Mary, Newtown won an emotional home opener and Hand won in the final seconds against Hillhouse.

Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to the stories.



New Canaan 42 Bassick 20

The Rams scored early and often, largely shut down Bassick quarterback Vochan Fowler and rolled to 2-0. Greenwich up next.



Harding 14 Stamford 3

The Presidents moved to 2-0 for the first time in a long time while the Black Knights remained winless.

McMahon 20 Central 12

McMahon did not protect the ball well but did enough to knock off the Hilltoppers.hatterswin

Danbury 35 Norwalk 14

Anferny Ith had a bit of a coming out party and the Hatters rolled.

Trumbull 28 Warde 21

Eagles scored with under a minute to play to pick up first win.

Staples 14 Wilton 7

Wilton had chances but Staples was able to survive and move to 1-0.


West Haven 57 Foran 25

Ervin Phillips ran for 5 touchdowns and the Westies rolled.


 Newtown 22 Bethel 14

Emotional night for the Newtown community as the team honored the Sandy Hook victims with green jerseys and won a football game while they were at it. Special night captured well in the story and photos.

Brookfield 34 Pomperaug  21

Bobby Drysdale ran for 251 yards to help Bobcats improve to 2-0.


St. Joseph 36 Fairfield Prep 34

Two Catholic schools and the game ends on a Hail Mary. Perfect. This one lived up to the hype and delighted the capacity crowd.



Bullard Havens 24 Abbott Tech o

Jose Cotto ran for 183 yards and Bullard Havens pitched a shutout.wavewin


Darien 42 Greenwich 21

Darien came out flying and never looked back as Silas Wyper completed 19-of-31 for 229 yards as the Blue Wave made a huge statement in the FCIAC.

Westhill 14 Trinity Catholic 8

Westhill rallied to score in the final minute to defeat their cross-city rival.


Weston 20 Stratford 14

Stratford rallies but Weston holds on in SWC showdown.

Scott Ericson