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Gary Rogo

Top performers: Week 3 review

Mykel Morris, Central: Accounted for an astounding 505 yards in 24-21 comeback victory over Ludlowe, the Hilltoppers’ first win. Ran 22 times for 285 yards and 3 TDs, including scoring runs of 10 and 79 yards, and completed 7-of-14 passes for 220 yards. Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: 5 TDs — 4 runs from scrimmage, the 5th […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC

Top performers: Week 2 review

Offense Jai’Quan McKnight and Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: McKnight, a senior QB, gained 155 yards with TD runs of 45 and 34 yards on 19 carries while junior RB Bailey added 77 yards and 2 TDs on 17 carries in 36-6 victory over Derby. It was the Chargers’ 45th straight win, four shy of Cheshire’s state […] [Read More]
Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo. (Bob Luckey/staff photographer)

Week 1 review: The top performers

Offense Dequan Woods, Harding: 3 TDs — runs of 1 and 11 yards and 13-yard pass from Taisun Phommachanh — in 38-10 rout of Law. Phommachanh, a freshman QB, who threw for 278 yards, also connected on a 69-yard TD pass to Tyshawn Walker (7 catches for 140 yards) and a pair of  2-point conversions. […] [Read More]
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Danbury names Ecke new football coach

Former Cheshire head coach Mark Ecke has been named the new football coach at Danbury High School, Danbury AD Chip Salvestrini announced Monday. Ecke, who replaces Dan Donovan, won four state championships at Cheshire. During the last two years, Ecke has been the cornerbacks coach at Trinity College in Hartford, the No. 7 ranked team […] [Read More]

Top performances: State playoff edition

BULLDOZERS Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia RB: Career-best 492 yards — surpassing 10,000 — and 7 TDs on 26 carries in 49-21 Class S quarterfinal victory over Coginchaug. Followed with 265 yards and 5 TDs on 36 carries in 49-27 semifinal victory over Rocky Hill. Mufasha Abdul Basir, St. Joseph RB: 323 yards and 5 TDs on […] [Read More]

Top performances: The Thanksgiving edition

GUNSLINGERS Adam Wojenski, Bunnell QB: Sophomore, who had taken one snap all season, entered the Bulldogs’ 12-10 victory over Stratford in the fourth quarter and directed the game-winning drive. He completed 4 of 5 passes for 50 yards, culminating in a 3-yard TD pass to Devante Teel with 3 minutes left. BULLDOZERS Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia […] [Read More]

Top performances: League championship version

The top 3 teams in the Hearst Connecticut Elite 8 all won their respective league championships last week — No. 3 Newtown over No. 6 Brookfield 28-7 in the SWC, No. 2 Ansonia over Woodland 48-7 in the NVL and No. 1 New Canaan over No. 4 St. Joseph 31-20. Here are the stars of […] [Read More]

Top performances: The stars of Week 10

GUNSLINGERS Nick Roberts, Trumbull QB: 14 of 25 for 274 yards and 3 TDs — all to WR T.J. Hayduk (60. 59 and 39 yards) in 43-18 victory over Central. David Ryan, Amity QB: Threw 3 TD passes and ran for another score in 34-21 win over Hamden. BULLDOZERS Mufasha Abdul-Basir, St. Joseph RB: Rushed […] [Read More]

Top performances: The stars of Week 9

GUNSLINGERS Ryan Dunn, Ridgefield QB: Completed 18 passes for 240 yards and 5 TDs as Tigers dominated previously undefeated McMahon 44-7. Nick Roberts, Trumbull QB: Threw for 308 yards and 4 TDs — 2 each to Hunter Wnukowski and T.J. Hayduk — in 45-14 win over Danbury. Jordan Vazzano, St. Joseph QB: 275 yards and […] [Read More]

Top performances: The stars of Week 8

GUNSLINGERS 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 […] [Read More]