Connecticut High School Football

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

Wild week 2 wrap up

Week 2 of the regional high school football season was, in a word, wild. The No. 1 team in the state, Xavier, lost to North Haven, Darien thumped Greenwich, St. Joe’s beat Fairfield Prep on a Hail Mary, Newtown won an emotional home opener and Hand won in the final seconds against Hillhouse. Here are […] [Read More]

Westhill takes round one of City title chase

  It was not easy, it never is in a rivalry game, but Westhill came back for a dramatic 14-8 win over Trinity at home Saturday. Dennis Hart-Lima scored the game winner with 40 seconds left and the Westhill defense got a big stop on an interception by Haywood Alexander to ice the game away. […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, Connecticut, FCIAC

Arkeel Newsome rushing record watch: Week 2

Ansonia senior Arkeel Newsome is chasing the state’s rushing record held by former Ansonia back Alex Thomas, whose total is 8,279 yards. Newsome’s total Friday vs. Sacred Heart: 165 yards on 9 carries, four touchdowns. Newsome career total: 7,153 yards Yards to break title: 1,127 Up next: Sept. 27 at Holy Cross, 7 NOTE: Newsome […] [Read More]
Categories: Connecticut, NVL

Week 2 Guide to the games

FRIDAY FCIAC | Scott Ericson Harding (1-0) at Stamford (0-1) 6 p.m.: Can Harding move to 2-0? If they do Stamford would be in a deep 0-2 hole with a tough schedule ahead. Norwalk (1-0) at Danbury (0-1) 7 p.m.: Norwalk’s offensive line dominated Westhill and will look to do the same to the Hatters. […] [Read More]

CIAC will not punish Wolcott

The CIAC will not punish Wolcott High School for breaking the 50-point rule Friday. Here is the statement released by the CIAC. After a review of reports received from both schools involved and the game officials in regards to Wolcott High School’s 62-6 varsity football victory over Sacred Heart on Friday, it has been determined […] [Read More]

Coaches and Media polls

Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll 1. Xavier-Middletown (4)   1-0 2. Ansonia (4)  1-0 3. New Canaan (2)  1-0 4. Norwich Free Academy (2)   0-0 5. St. Joseph-Trumbull   1-0 6. Greenwich (1)     1-0 7. Southington    1-0 8. Middletown   1-0 9. Windsor    1-0 10. West Haven    0-1 New Haven […] [Read More]

Wrapping up high school football week one

  It was certainly a week one for the books. The inaugural FCIAC-SCC Challenge ended with the FCIAC holding a 9-8 advantage after Greenwich’s crazy comeback Sunday. There were some classic games, some blowouts and a few surprises. Hearst Connecticut Newspapers had it covered and here is a wrap up with links to all of […] [Read More]

Albonizio to be inducted into CHSCA Hall of Fame

Greenwich High School football coach Rich Albonizio will be honored as one of the 2013 inductees to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame at its 37th annual ceremony on Nov. 21 at the Aqua Turf in Southington at 7 p.m. Albonizio is one of eight coaches that will be inducted into the […] [Read More]

FCIAC-SCC Challenge primer

The Connecticut football world has been talking about the FCIAC-SCC Challenge since the plan was announced and after months of waiting it is finally here. The greatest opening week in state football history? Most likely. Will it live up to the hype? We will see. Here is a breakdown off all the week one challenge […] [Read More]

Former Greenwich players competing at collegiate level

Several players from last season’s Greenwich High School team are competing at the collegiate level. Alex McMurray, a running back/receiver for the Cardinals, is playing at Western New England University, as is defensive lineman Alex McGee. Quarterback Liam O’Neil, who began starting games for the Cardinals as a sophomore, is continuing his career under center […] [Read More]