Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Staples quarterback Teddy Coogan threw three touchdown passes in Staples' 38-21 win vs. Greenwich. Bob Luckey photo

Staples dashes Greenwich’s playoff hopes

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Imposing its will with its big, physical offensive and defensive line, Staples cooled off red-hot Greenwich Thursday, posting a convincing 38-21 win at Cardinal Stadium. Greenwich entered the Thanksgiving matchup riding a seven-game winning streak, but needing one more victory and a little help to qualify for the Class LL Tournament. They weren’t about to […] [Read More]

McMahon’s Albano: Don’t judge Senators on one loss

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Besides seeing the Sam Testa Trophy go into the possession of city rival Norwalk High Thursday, Brien McMahon’s 33-22 loss to the Bears had another painful result. Brien McMahon (7-3) – which entered the day ranked No. 5 in Class LL football rankings – will probably fall out of the top eight which qualify for […] [Read More]
Trinity Catholic's Thomas Costigan celebrates during the Crusaders' season-ending 48-14 win at Wilton. (Christian Abraham/Staff photographer)

Next step in Trinity’s growth beings now

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The memories and good feelings from the Trinity Catholic High School football program’s 7-4 season in 2014 will make the Thanksgiving holiday season absolutely delightful. However, the most important month in Crusaders’ football history will be December of 2014. And not because everybody has a long list of Christmas wishes for their stockings. No, December […] [Read More]
Matt Cognetta and the New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the Elite 8.

Elite 8: Week 11

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Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the region’s top high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (68 points, 5 first-place votes) (9-0): Rams rolling into FCIAC championship game. 2. DARIEN (65, 3) (10-0): Blue Wave wiped out North Haven, looking to stay unbeaten against rival Rams next. 3. NEWTOWN (53, 1) (10-0): SWC final rematch with Brookfield […] [Read More]

St. Joseph pulls away from McMahon to move a step closer to state tournament

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Mufasha Abdul-Basir and Lars Pedersen each scored a pair of touchdowns as St. Joseph topped McMahon 33-17. St. Joseph goes to the Class M state tournament if it can pick up a win against Trumbull on Nov. 26. Four-for-four Excluding their final drive in which the Cadets eventually knelt on the ball to run out […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC
Not sure if snow is in the forecast but Darien vs New Canaan at Boyle stadium is always entertaining.

New Canaan and Darien to play for FCIAC championship

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The two teams have been on a collision course all season and now the top two teams in the FCIAC will face each other once again for the FCIAC championship. The state’s No. 2 New Canaan and No. 3 Darien will meet Thanksgiving morning at Boyle Stadium at 10 a.m. for the FCIAC title with […] [Read More]

Guide to the Games: Week 10

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FRIDAY FCIAC By Scott Ericson Wilton (3-6) at Ridgefield (1-8) 6 p.m.: The Warriors have not beaten their rivals in 19 years. Ludlowe (4-5) at Stamford (5-4) 6 p.m.: Black Knights looking to get back to early-season form and finish above .500. Trumbull (3-6) at Bridgeport Central (2-7) 7 p.m.: Eagles have lost two in […] [Read More]

Elite 8: Week 10

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Connecticut Hearst Media ranks the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (69 points, 6 first-place votes) (8-0 record): Last time Rams visited Trinity Catholic, New Canaan left with a loss. Crusaders would love to pull off the upset again. 2. DARIEN (64, 2) (9-0): Blue Wave host SCC’s North Haven Saturday. Teams […] [Read More]

Top performers: Week 9 in review

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Offense Jared Piatnik, Bethel: Ran for 4 TDs and passes for 2 (36 and 26 yards to Will Daniels) in 56-41 victory over New Milford. Jai’Quan McKnight and Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: McKnight threw 7 yards to Bailey for a TD on 4th down with 11.7 seconds to play to cap a furious comeback. Earlier, with […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC

Danbury scores 28 unanswered to claim fourth straight win

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After falling behind early, Danbury rallied for four consecutive touchdowns, scoring the game’s final 28 points in a 28-14 victory against visiting Trumbull. Rally for Skylar During the game against Trumbull, Danbury cheerleaders collected donations for Skylar, the 2-year-old daughter of a former DHS football player who is fighting a battle against a rare form […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC