Week 8 Elite 8: New Canaan stays on top, McMahon, Trumbull join the party


Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (record and first-place votes in parentheses):

1.  New Canaan (7-0) (7): Rams facing toughest test of the year in St. Joseph.

2.  Ansonia (8-0) (3): Chargers crush Watertown for 36th straight win, tying a school record.

3. St. Joseph (7-0): Cadets have faced some big-time teams, but none as good as the Rams.

4. Newtown (7-0): Nighthawks dominating both sides of the ball.

5. Darien (6-1): Upset-minded Wilton coming to visit for Wave’s last home game.

6. Barlow (6-1): Oxford next up to try and slow Barlow’s march to state playoffs.

7. McMahon (6-0): Senators look to remain unbeaten against Ludlowe, their first opponent with a winning record.

8. Trumbull (6-1): A win against Staples and Eagles are step closer to FCIAC championship game.


Also receiving votes: Shelton (5-2), Bethel (5-2), Brookfield (6-1), Fairfield Prep (5-2)

Members of the Hearst Connecticut staff who were balloted: Doug Bonjour, Chris Brodeur, Scott Ericson, Dave Fierro, Rich Gregory, Ryan Lacey, Chris McNamee, Gino Moretti, Gary Rogo and Reid L. Walmark.

Chris McNamee

4 Responses

  1. anotherfan says:

    ST.Joe’s benefited from hail Mary over bloated prep good game though.

  2. R-MAC says:

    New Canaan will go undefeated for the season and St. Joes will be no obstacle for the Rams strong defensive line and pass rush. Ansonia will go undefeated for the season , they are unmatched with any SWC team and have yet to be tested. In my opinion Newtown vs New Canaan would be a much better matchup this season than St. Joes. McMAHON is having a great season for McMAHON, but will come down to earth after New Canaan dismantles St. Joes and have to deal with the Cadets down the line. Trumbull has not lost since Shelton in their opener, and that was a BLOWOUT, enough said about their playoff hopes. The Gales can put up some points but give too many in big games. Coach Roy has yet to get a handle on the Defense since he’s been with Shelton. Can’t be Hand, Xavier , Westies or Prep !

  3. lol says:

    lol…after ripping prep for 3 and a half qts… make a extra point just one and prep would have had no shot at coming back… fact get some facts

  4. R-MAC says:

    The fact is the Gales lost ! The facts are they can’t finish off the big boys of the SCC !