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

12 Responses

  1. PapaDags says:

    The number 1 team in the state going into this weekend was Ansonia and will remain there..Boy, you guys really miss Sean Patrick Bowley…This writer REALLY didn’t know who was number one in the state????????????? A sad state of affairs abound the Post without Boley…(and not another writer or editor caught this)

  2. Scott Ericson says:

    What this writer does know is that there are two polls in the state, one with Ansonia on top and one with Xavier at No. 1. Your use of multiple question marks does not makes this any less true. Thanks for reading.

  3. fciac jr says:

    Go by the Coaches Poll as that is the one without the local media trying to pump up their own local teams.

  4. NCRAMS says:

    Papadags – what a burn. Keep up up the good work Scott. The New #1 in both will be NC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Pat McGroin says:

    PapaDags – you’re an idiot.

    Scott – keep up the good work, unfortunately whatever you write, people like papadags will read and most likely comment…

    The educated on the other hand, takes notice to what you do, and we appreciate the hard work.

  6. RAY BROWN says:

    nc jumps ansonia with big win over powerful bassick

  7. JB says:

    Best league this year is the FCIAC … where are all those SCC bloggers from last year? Sean is going to regret heading North when all of the best action will be down-state.

    Scott, keep up the good work. Your coverage is strong and you are going to have some great material to write about! Greenwich vs NC this week will be intriguing … can the Cardinals bounce back or is this the Rams year? Lou vs Rich … two great coaches but with very different styles.

  8. Naugy Doggie says:

    I saw Papa Dags at the game this weekend (his name is on his jacket). He looks like he lives in a van under a bridge.

  9. PapaDags says:

    Pretty Weak

  10. jeb says:

    Hard to see anyone in the state going undefeated this year with the exception of Ansonia. Just wish the CHARGERS played a tougher schedule so folks can see just how good they are. We will know more about New Canaan this week as they play a Greenwich team that is fair…how they beat The Westies is beyond me.

    St. Joes can beat anyone but have a brutal schedule to contend with.
    North Haven is for real..The class L tourney will be loaded.

  11. RAY BROWN says:

    naugy—–great name for naugy fan—–the difference between you and dags is that he wears his name on sleeve—you hide —can understand your dislike—-ansonia has been leaking on naugy like a fire hydrant by a naugy doggie

  12. RAY BROWN says:

    jeb——when chargers were independent no one was knocking down their door to play—-thus the move to a league.i wish there was a open division last 10 years—it would have settled a lot/