Elite 8: New Canaan is No. 1

The undefeated New Canaan football team is No. 1 in the inaugural 2013 Elite 8.

The undefeated New Canaan football team is No. 1 in the inaugural 2013 Elite 8.

Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs:

  1. New Canaan: Rams have not been held under 40 and have a defense to match.

    Newtown RB Cooper Gold.

    Newtown RB Cooper Gold.

  2. Ansonia: Arkeel Newsome is good at football, rest of Chargers pretty good, too.
  3. St. Joseph: The Cadets begin 6-week road trip at Wilton.
  4. Newtown: Newtown let up some points last week, see if New Milford can challenge them.
  5. Shelton: Gaels straight rolling, huge test vs Jesuits this week.
  6. Masuk: Masuk escaped Oxford, Pomperaug up next.
  7. Fairfield Prep: Jesuits looking to make statement against Shelton.
  8. Darien: Blue Wave had chances against St. Joe’s.

— Scott Ericson

VOTING: Doug Bonjour, Chris Brodeur, Scott Ericson, Dave Fierro, Rich Gregory, Ryan Lacey, Chris McNamee, Gene Moretti, Gary Rogo, Reid Walmak.

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Chris McNamee