Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

Darien’s passing attack paves the way for runaway win over Trinity Catholic

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  Darien admittedly did not play its best game of the season, but it was enough to run away with a 56-29 victory over visiting Trinity Catholic on Saturday. The win kept the Blue Wave’s FCIAC championship hopes afloat and left them with an inside track at a state tournament appearance. Fast start in second […] [Read More]

Trumbull, Greenwich put on a scoring show

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If you enjoy watching games featuring non-stop scoring and big plays practically every possession then Friday night’s showdown between host Trumbull and Greenwich was right up your alley. The Eagles raised their record to 5-1 overall and 5-0 in FCIAC play with a dramatic 50-44 victory over the Cardinals (3-3, 2-3 FCIAC) in a game […] [Read More]

McMahon stays undefeated

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Any hope Stamford had of pulling off an upset were dealt a blow just a minute into the game when the Black Knights fumbled the opening kickoff and gave up a touchdown two plays later. Another Stamford fumble, this one in the McMahon red zone, and another Senators touchdown and that was pretty much that […] [Read More]

Week 6 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY  NVL-SWC Crossover | By Gene Moretti & Rich Gregory Masuk (4-1) at Ansonia (5-0), Thursday, 6:30: Well, Masuk got caught looking ahead in loss to Pomperaug last week. Now Panthers get to see if Arkeel Newsome and Ansonia for real. Brookfield (4-1) at Wilby (3-2), 6 pm: Both teams have only lost to quality […] [Read More]

Week 5 wrapup

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Week 5 in Connecticut High School football had some lopsided wins and some surprises. Here are the games Hearst Connecticut Newspapers covered with links THURSDAY FCIAC Bassick 34 Central 12 First win for Lions over Central since 1990. FRIDAY FCIAC Ridgefield 48 Stamford 22 The Tigers got back on track after loss last week, Black […] [Read More]

Week 4 wrapup

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Top teams starting to separate themselves now but a few pesky teams still sitting at 4-0 or 3-1 as we round the first bend of the season. Here are the games Hearst Connecticut Newspapers covered this week with links to stories. FRIDAY FCIAC New Canaan 45 Warde 21 The Rams continue rolling, opening up a […] [Read More]

Greenwich runs past Trinity Catholic

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After two humbling losses, Greenwich got back on the winning track, defeating host Trinity Catholic, 42-14. The game marked the starting debut of junior quarterback Matt Marzulla, who was solid throughout. Here’s a look at what transpired Saturday at Trinity Catholic. FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE: Greenwich’s running game was the best it’s been so far.  […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, Connecticut, FCIAC

Local coaches up for national honor

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USA Today is running a poll to pick the best high school coach in America and is putting up several candidates from each state and, not surprisingly, several of the coaches are from our area. You can go vote for your favorite coach on the USA Today High School Sports website. The candidates are. Craig […] [Read More]