Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Ridgefield’s Will Bonaparte runs past Newtown’s Nick Samuelson. (Tyler Sizemore/Staff photographer)

Ridgefield edges Newtown in a thriller

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In a game loaded with big plays, momentum shifts and a lot of twists and turns, eighth-seeded Ridgefield pulled out a dramatic 35-33 win over top-seeded host Newtown Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the Class LL Tournament. The Tigers (10-2) advanced to Saturday’s semifinals, where they will face No. 4 Southington at West […] [Read More]
New Canaan's Zachary Allen (# 44) pressures Farmington quarterback Jeremy Buck.
Photo/Bob Luckey

New Canaan back in form

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I thought Farmington could hang with New Canaan. I was wrong. The Indians had no chance in this game and that was apparent from the opening kickoff. The Rams picked off Farmington on the third play of the game, scored on the next series and rolled from there, winning 46-0. Shockingly, it was the Rams […] [Read More]

Darien earns top seed in Class L state tournament after Turkey Bowl win over New Canaan

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Turkey Bowl XX between Darien and New Canaan lived up to the hype and then some, as a pass breakup by Darien’s Griffin Ross on the final play from scrimmage in the Darien end zone preserved the 28-24 win for the Blue Wave, their second straight over the Rams.   Wyper uses his legs: Darien […] [Read More]
Categories: Connecticut, FCIAC

Thanksgiving: It’s a wrap

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What a great day of football Thanksgiving in Southwest Connecticut turned out to be. From Prep’s comeback win to clinch a playoff berth to Darien’s dramatic win over No. 1 New Canaan to Bethel beating Brookfield to reach the Class M playoffs, it was an exciting day of football.   FCIAC McMahon 35, Norwalk 14: […] [Read More]

Greenwich halts Staples’ postseason hopes

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Staples entered its annual Thanksgiving Day showdown against rival Greenwich in control of its own destiny. A win would have put the Wreckers into the Class LL Tournament for the fifth straight season, while a loss would have ended the Wreckers’ postseason hopes. Greenwich made sure Staples’ streak of making the postseason was halted. Registering […] [Read More]

The Burning Of The Shoe

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The burning of the shoe. Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on fire. He believed it would erase any ill will among teammates so they could play the last game clear of […] [Read More]

HS Football Power Poll

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Week 10 wrapup

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Lots of games this week with postseason implications. Most of them lived up to the hype and were very good games. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to the stories. FRIDAY FCIAC Ludlowe 42 Stamford 40 Falcons get 6 wins for first time in 9 years.  Greenwich 57 Danbury 29 […] [Read More]

Darien brings win home from North Haven

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It looked like the grinding offense of North Haven was going to out muscle Darien as the Indians took a 20-9 lead after a touchdown run by bruising back Ethan Suraci but an 84-yard kickoff return by Nick Lombardo stopped any momentum North Haven had and got the Blue Wave rolling en route to a […] [Read More]

Longi, Greenwich run past Danbury

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How spectacular has Greenwich High School junior running back Austin Longi been the past five games? Danbury High School coach Dan Donovan said he would have settled for Longi scoring four touchdowns against his team Friday night and Cardinals coach Rich Albonizio said it’s actually a surprise when Longi gains five yards in a particular […] [Read More]