Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

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

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  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 […] [Read More]

Houston Nutt eyeing state high school football

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Almost as soon as Paul Pasqualoni was fired and sent on his way, the name of Houston Nutt surfaced as a possible candidate for the head coaching job at UConn. The Internet and college football chat rooms buzzed about the former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach being on the wish list of the decision makers […] [Read More]

Darien defense holds off Ridgefield

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  In a battle of one-loss teams, Darien held off Ridgefield when its defense forced a turnover on downs with just over two minutes remaining, preserving a 19-14 win on Saturday at Darien High School.   DARIEN DIGS IN: In total, Ridgefield’s offense had nine possessions in which a touchdown would have resulted in the […] [Read More]

Longi does it all for Greenwich vs. Warde

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How’s this for a big game? Greenwich junior Austin Longi ran for two touchdowns, had a reception for a score, intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown and threw for a TD off a halfback option during Saturday’s 42-7 win over visiting Fairfield Warde. Indeed, Longi won’t forget Greenwich’s 2013 Homecoming Day. […] [Read More]

Week 7 wrapup

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  FRIDAY FCIAC Stamford 19 Bassick 14 Stamford scored on an end-around pass with a little over a minute left to pick up first win. New Canaan 43 Staples 7 Rams roll again, this time over defending champs. Trumbull 32 Wilton 28 Huge rally for the Eagles keeps their postseason hopes alive. NVL Seymour 49  […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan still No. 1, Ansonia No. 2

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  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): NEW CANAAN (6-0) (7): Trip to Staples a big test for the Rams. ANSONIA (6-0) (3): Scoring over 50 points a game, good luck Wolcott. ST. JOSEPH (6-0): If Cadets avoid looking past Trinity, New Canaan looms. NEWTOWN […] [Read More]

New Canaan and Staples gear up for ‘donnybrook’

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GAME OF THE WEEK New Canaan (6-0) at Staples (5-1) Friday at 7pm.  This game is huge and one that Rams coach Lou Marinelli said “will be a donnybrook.” I’m sure those same words were uttered by many before New Canaan’s match-ups against Hand and Greenwich and they turned out to be laughers. The Rams […] [Read More]

Arkeel Newsome and a ‘rush’ to history

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  HANGIN’ WITH…ARKEEL NEWSOME Last Thursday against Masuk, Arkeel Newsome of Ansonia became the state’s all-time leading rusher when he racked up 396 yards. His mark of 8,385 yards surpassed the previous record (8,279)  set by Alex Thomas who played at Ansonia from 2004-2007. We checked in with the senior running back shortly after he […] [Read More]

New Canaan breezes past Chicopee, MA

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With New Canaan running roughshod over its Connecticut competition, the Rams welcomed the Chicopee Pacers to town Friday night, but the result was the same it’s been all season: A New Canaan win. In this case, 56-29. Not only are the Rams winning, but no one has even come close, as evidenced by their average […] [Read More]

Week 6 wrapup

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Some big time wins for teams, some really high scores and the NVL-SWC Crossover games highlighted a busy week 6. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to all the stories. THURSDAY NVL-SWC Crossover Brookfield 49 Wilby 14 Bobcats opened the NVL-SWC Crossover weekend with a resounding win. Ansonia 56 Masuk […] [Read More]