Staples quarterback Jack Massie (# 16), at right, is pursued by Zachary Allen (# 44) of New Canaan during the high School football game between Staples High School and New Canaan High School at Staples in Westport, Friday night, Oct. 25, 2013.
New Canaan quarterback Nick Cascione (# 15) runs the ball during the High School football game between New Canaan High School and St. Joseph High School at New Canaan, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Shelton's quarterback Mark Piccirillo (12) on the line during the football game against Fairfield Prep at Shelton High School on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
Green Wave sophomore Matt Ryan limbers up his passing arm as propsective quarterback Jaimie Portunato, out with injury, looks on during New Milford High School football pre-season practice, September 2013
Foran high school quarterback Jake Kasuba throws downfield to a receiver during a football game against Trinity Catholic high school played at Trinity in Stamford, CT on Saturday, October, 12th, 2013
Newtown High School quarterback Andrew Tarantino looks for a receiver during a game against Joel Barlow, played at Joel Barlow High School. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
Nick Cascione, New Canaan QB: 379 passing yards and 6 TDs to 5 different receivers and a 4-yard rushing TD in 62-21 rout of St. Joseph in a battle of unbeatens.
Jack Massie, Staples QB: TD passes of 35 and 29 yards to Will Johnson and a 29-yard rushing TD in 49-42 overtime victory over Trumbull. The 29-yarder to Johnson came on a 3rd-and-10 with 25 seconds left in regulation and the Wreckers trailing 42-35. That TD culminated a 72-yard drive that started with 1:24 left.
Jake Kasuba, Foran QB: 288 passing yards and 4 TDs in 61-21 rout of East Haven. Ran for another score.
Mark Piccirillo, Shelton QB: 235 passing yards and 2 TDs in 32-7 defeat of Hamden. Ran for 2 more scores.
Matt Ryan, New Milford QB: 4 TD passes — 45, 57, 57 and 44 (the last 2 to Nick Kimball) in 56-26 defeat of Notre Dame-Fairfield.
Andrew Tarantino, Newtown: 4 TD passes — 3 to Julian Dunn, the longest a 40-yarder — on 15-for-26 passing in 41-20 defeat of New Fairfield.
Fairfield Prep's Nick Crowle carries the ball Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 during their scrimmage with Norwalk at Fairfield Warde High School in Fairfield, Conn.
Norwalk's Harrison Hefferan tackles Westhill's Tyreece Mitchell during Friday's football game at Norwalk High School on September 13, 2013.
Harding High School's D.J. Smith carries the ball during Friday's football game at Stamford High School on Sept. 20, 2013.
Joel Barlow's Jack Shaban (10) and Stephen Miller (33) celebrate after sacking New Fairfield quarterback Mike McCourt in the SWC high school football game between New Fairfield and Joel Barlow at New Fairfield High School in New Fairfield, Conn. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
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Newtown's Cooper Gold, 11, is chased down by Pomperaug's Michael Curcio, 20, during a boys football game between Newtown High School and Pomperaug High School in Southbury, Conn. On Friday September 13, 2013.
Photos from the SWC high school football game between Immaculate and Brookfield at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Conn. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
Stamford's Cameron Webb (3) carries the ball during the football game against Trinity Catholic at Stamford High School's Boyle Stadium on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Cooper Gold, Newtown RB: 178 yards and 2 TDs on 27 carries in win over New Fairfield.
D.J. Smith, Harding RB: 145 rushing yards and 2 TDs on 24 carries in 26-20 win over city rival Bassick. Also kicked 2 extra points.
Cameron Webb, Stamford: 126 yards on 14 carries in 21-15 victory over Trinity Catholic. Caught a 19-yard TD pass from Jalen Brown.
Nicholas Crowle, Fairfield Prep FB: 203 yards and 3 TDs (11, 7 and 4 yards) in 46-33 defeat of Amity.
Jack Shaban, Barlow QB: 161 rushing yards and 4 TDs (43, 33,16 and 15 yards) in 43-12 rout of Oxford.
Joe Salemme, Seymour RB: Ran for 208 yards and 4 TDs in 62-26 win over Crosby.
Tyreece Mitchell, Westhill RB: 157 yards on 19 carries in 23-22 win over Danbury.
Bobby Drysdale, Brookfield RB: 176 yards rushing and 5 TDs — including a 52-yarder — in Bobcats’ 49-20 victory over Weston.
AJ McDonald, New Milford: 3 short TD runs and a 57-yard score on a pass from QB Matt Ryan in win over ND.
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Special teams # 14 Michael Pingree of Shelton High School makes a dive attempt on Daniel Hand High School extra point attempt during Friday evening match-up.
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Darien high school's Griffin Ross catches a pass from quarterback Silas Wyper and scores a touchdown during a football game against Wilton high school played at Darien high school, Darien, CT on Saturday, November, 2nd, 2013.
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Greenwich's Austin Longi carries the ball, during high school football action against Central in Bridgeport, Conn. on Friday November 1, 2013.
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Masuk's PJ Kokkoros breaks away from Bunnell's Devante Teel, during high school football action in Monroe, Conn. on Friday September 27, 2013.
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Brien McMahon's Kentrell Snider scoots around right end for a touchdown during first half football action in Norwalk. Led by a strong special teams play, the Senators held on to win, 21-15. Â© J. Gregory Raymond for The Advocate
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Mike Ross Connecticut Post freelance - Ansonia High School's quarterback #1 Jaiquan McKnight goes for a long yardage quarterback sneak touchdown run during Friday evening game between Derby High School. Ansonia would remain un-defeated and winning the game 62-28.
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Mike Ross Connecticut Post freelance - Ansonia High School's captain #2 Arkeel Newsome comes up short during an two point conversion attempt during Friday evening match-up against Derby High School. Ansonia would remain un-defeated and winning the game 62-28.
Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia: In action for just a quarter and half in a 41-7 rout of Watertown, scored 3 TDs: a 79-yard punt return and runs from scrimmage of 7 and 84 yards. Finished with 103 rushing yards on just 4 carries.
Teammate Jai’Quan McKnight returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a TD and threw a 42-yard TD pass to Saheed Sanders.
Austin Longi, Greenwich: 4 TDs in a 61-24 pasting of Central: TD runs of 25, 18 and 5 yards and a 73-yard kickoff return. Rushed for 89 yards on just 8 carries.
P.J. Kokkoros, Masuk: 213 all-purpose yards and 3 TDs (2 receiving, 1 running) in 42-13 victory over Stratford. Caught 6 passes for 159 yards, and rushed 54 yards on 5 carries. Added a 2-point conversion run.
Colton Smith, Fairfield Prep QB: 359 total yards in win over Amity. 222 rushing yards and 3 TDs (13, 59 and 56 yards) on 9 carries. 137 passing yards and a TD (83 yards to Joe DelliSanti).
Kentrell Snider, McMahon: Returned a kickoff 83 yards for a TD, ran for 2 scores and caught a pass for another score in 41-7 rout of Fairfield Ludlowe.
Evan Skoporantzos, Westhill WR: Caught TD passes of 16 and 10 yards from QB Ryan Coppola in the final 2:30 to rally the Vikings over Danbury.
Griffin Ross, Darien WR: 15 catches for 157 yards and 2 TDs from QB Silas Wyper in 40-14 beating of Wilton.
Michael Pingree, Shelton WR: 6 catches for 141 yards and 2 TDs in win over Hamden.
Stamford's Rigerson Gelin makes a catch during Friday's football game against Harding High School at Stamford High School on Sept. 20, 2013.
New Canaan High School football captains from left, Connor Buck, Mike Root, Joao Rocha and Cole Harris, at the start of the game between New Canaan High School and St. Joseph High School at New Canaan, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
New Canaan defense: 2 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries made life miserable for St. Joseph’s offense. DL Connor Buck rumbled 56 yards with fumble after Cole Harris stripped Cadets QB Jordan Vazzano.
Rigerson Gelin, Stamford CB: Interception with 49 seconds left preserved victory over Trinity Catholic.
Eris Hall, Harding LB: Returned interception 72 yards for a TD in win over Bassick.
Bassick's Jihad Whitaker takes the ball into the endzone for a touchdown as Central's Manny Lavant fails to grab him, during high school football action in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday October 10, 2013.
Central QB Mykel Morris, during high school football action against Greenwich in Bridgeport, Conn. on Friday November 1, 2013.
Trumbull High School's #4 Marc Cesare celebrates with teammate # 77 Jon Newland after Cesare first half touchdown run against Staples High School Friday evening.
Trinity Catholic's Courtlyn Victrum (3) runs for a touchdown during the football game against Stamford at Stamford High School's Boyle Stadium on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Law High School's Joseph Ziebell at football practice in Milford, Conn. on Friday August 31, 2012.
Shelton's Shane Corcoran throws off a tackle from Derby's Jordan LaRue during the Thanksgiving Day football game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at Shelton High School.
VALIANT IN DEFEAT
Marc Cesare, Trumbull RB: 244 yards and all six of his team’s TDs on 38 carries in overtime loss to Staples.
Courtlyn Victrum, Trinity Catholic RB: 153 yards and a 12-yard TD run on 25 carries for the freshman in 21-15 loss to Stamford.
Mykel Morris, Central QB: 101 yards on 14 carries in 61-24 loss to Greenwich. Threw 79-yard TD pass to Keyshawn Thomas.
Jihad Whitaker, Bassick RB: 128 yards and 2 TDs on 10 carries in 26-20 loss to Harding.
Joe Ziebell, Law RB: 145 yards and 2 TDs on 23 carries in 63-28 loss to Guilford.
Jordan LaRue, Derby WR: 7 catches for 118 yards and a score in 54-27 loss to Wolcott. Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a TD.
Norlan Aurelia, Bunnell QB: 326 yards and 3 TDs passing in 38-23 loss to Pomperaug.