Connecticut High School Football

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

Darien a win away from playoff berth

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Darien stayed in control of its own state playoff destiny as it took to the road Saturday to deal Harding a 47-23 defeat. As a result, a win against fellow 8-1 North Haven on Friday would send the Blue Wave to the state tournament. Getting everyone involved: As has often been the case this season, […] [Read More]

FCIAC playoff picture

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Here are the updated rankings/points for the FCIAC contenders. I am a writer by trade and pretty terrible at math but let’s take a crack at this points thing. In this regard, can’t wait for basketball and baseball with their non-points related standings. Listed is team’s FCIAC record, total points and average New Canaan  7-0  […] [Read More]

Ridgefield climbs closer to a state tournament berth

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As expected, the Ridgefield football team climbed significantly in the Class LL state playoff rankings following its 44-7 domination of previously unbeaten McMahon on Friday night. The Tigers entered the game at 6-2 and in 13th place in the rankings and, with the win, are now 7-2 and in ninth (the top eight teams play […] [Read More]

Greenwich downs Westhill for 3rd straight win

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Greenwich celebrated its Senior Night with a resounding 40-7 win over Westhill Friday night at Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals, who have dominated the head-to-head series for years, used a strong running game and an aggressive defense to put another convincing win in the books against the Vikings. Junior running back Austin Longi gained 187 yards […] [Read More]
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Elite 8: New Canaan No. 1, Newtown climbs to No. 3

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  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. New Canaan (9-0) (8 first-place votes): Rams’ impressive resume includes lopsided wins over Hand, Greenwich, Staples and St. Joseph. Fared: Rams struggle early, but score 28 unanswered in second half to beat Wilton 35-7 and clinch spot […] [Read More]

New Canaan wins decison over Wilton

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The New Canaan football team went to the locker room at halftime with chants of “overrated” pouring down on them from the Wilton student section. Wilton is one of the few places where both teams have locker rooms under the bleachers, using the same tunnel in the center of the of the base of the […] [Read More]

Joel Barlow’s Little Big Man

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When you play in the large shadow of Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome, who has dominated the headlines for Connecticut football, it’s awfully hard to get noticed. However, Jack Shaban of Joel Barlow (7-1) is standing out during his brilliant season for the Falcons. Thanks to an incredible five-game stretch, Shaban has pushed his rushing total to […] [Read More]

Week 9 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY NVL | By Doug Bonjour Ansonia (8-0) at Seymour (5-3), 6 : Chargers saw New Canaan leapfrog them for top spot in state polls. Another win will make it 37 in a row for Arkeel Newsome and Co., a school record.   FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Stamford (2-6) at Norwalk (3-5), 7:00: […] [Read More]

Week 8 wrapup

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New Canaan made a huge statement, Staples jumped back into the FCIAC Championship conversation and Harding and Stamford took big steps toward City titles. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to the game stories. FRIDAY FCIAC McMahon 41 Ludlowe 9 The Senators remained unbeaten, rolling over the Falcons. New Canaan […] [Read More]

New Canaan state’s new number 1

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After throttling No. 3 St. Joseph 62-21 the New Canaan Rams are the new No. 1 team in the state in both the Game Time CT Media and the Day Coaches Polls. The Rams leapfrogged Ansonia, who also won this week, to take over the top spot. It is the first time New Canaan has […] [Read More]