Connecticut High School Football

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

Who will win FCIAC Championship?

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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]

Trumbull rallies from the brink to defeat Wilton

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  Trumbull improved to 6-0 in the FCIAC with a relatively normal 32-28 win over Wilton on the Warriors turf Friday night. OK, so it wasn’t normal. Not by a long shot. Wilton appeared to have a win against a strong conference opponent all wrapped up after losing a close one to Staples 14-7 early […] [Read More]

Stamford gets first win

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It was not easy but the Stamford football team ended a 15-game losing streak that stretch backed to last season with a dramatic 19-14 win over Bassick. The winning score came with 1:09 left on a 38-yard end-around pass from Chris Durant to Andrew Antoine. Bassick fought but too many penalties and turnovers as well […] [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]

Week 7 Guide to the Games

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Friday FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Bassick (1-4) at Stamford (0-6) 6: If Cam Webb returns from injury Black Knights have chance to pick up their first win. Central (0-6) at Norwalk (2-4) 7: Bears looking to get back on track after a couple of tough weeks. Harding (2-4) at Danbury (2-4) 7: Hatters improving, […] [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]