Connecticut High School Football

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

Video: Darien comes back to shock St. Joseph

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Darien rallied from down 17-0, beating St. Joe’s 21-17 to remain unbeaten at 4-0 in a thrilling contest. [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, Fairfield County, FCIAC
Seymour's Joey Salemme breaks free for a touchdown during last season's meeting with Ansonia.

Guide To The Games: Week 4

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THURSDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-0) at Darien (3-0) 3 p.m.: Game of the week with the winner getting an inside track to FCIAC Championship game. Fairfield Ludlowe (2-1) at  Harding (1-2) 3:30 p.m.: Falcons look to avoid losing two straight to Bridgeport schools. Danbury (2-1) at Bridgeport Central (1-2) 6 p.m.: […] [Read More]
Harding coach Eddie Santiago.

Harding coaches placed on administrative leave for alleged altercation

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Harding football coach Eddie Santiago and assistant Jamesy Codrington have been placed on administrative leave for an alleged altercation following Saturday’s game against Norwalk, citywide athletic director Neil Kavey confirmed.“They won’t be on the sidelines tomorrow,” Kavey said Wednesday. News 12 first reported the alleged incident on Tuesday. Citing Bridgeport police, News 12 said that […] [Read More]
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Elite 8 Week 4: New Canaan, Darien are 1-2

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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 (3-0) (64 points, 5 first-place votes): Heck of an achievement for Lou Marinelli, notching career win No. 300 2. DARIEN (3-0) (64, 2): Blue Wave look as good as advertised 3. ANSONIA (3-0) (49, 1): Chargers […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC

Top performers: Week 3 review

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Mykel Morris, Central: Accounted for an astounding 505 yards in 24-21 comeback victory over Ludlowe, the Hilltoppers’ first win. Ran 22 times for 285 yards and 3 TDs, including scoring runs of 10 and 79 yards, and completed 7-of-14 passes for 220 yards. Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: 5 TDs — 4 runs from scrimmage, the 5th […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
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Darien pass offense struggles in 41-0 Bassick rout

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A 41-point margin of victory wouldn’t indicate much in the way of offensive struggles, but the Blue Wave’s first half against Bassick Saturday was full of them. On Darien’s first play from scrimmage, junior Hudson Hamill hauled in a 23-yard strike from Tim Graham, only to fumble into the endzone for an eventual Lions touchback. […] [Read More]

Video: New Canaan holds off Greenwich

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New Canaan defeated Greenwich 35-20 at Dunning Field Saturday, giving coach Lou Marinelli his 300th win.   [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, Fairfield County, FCIAC

Staples continues defensive dominance

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After posting a 24-0 shutout of Wilton last week, Staples continued its defensive dominance with a 34-0 win over Westhill on Saturday afternoon at homecoming. The Wreckers used a ground-and-pound offense, highlighted by Ethan Burger’s 167 yards. The Wreckers used a 21-0 start after 12 minutes of play and rode their defense the rest of […] [Read More]

Guide To The Games: Week 3

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FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Fairfield Ludlowe (2-0) at Bridgeport Central (0-2) 7 p.m.: Falcons can move to 3-0 with a win up the road in Bridgeport. St. Joseph (2-0) at Ridgefield (0-2) 7 p.m.: Skinny: Cadets open play in the FCIAC after two quality out of conference wins put them in the state […] [Read More]
Coach Lou Marinelli's New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the Elite 8.

Elite 8: Week 3

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Hearst Connecticut Media’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (2-0) (42 points, 3 first-place votes): After resting up against Bassick, Rams have chance to squash winless Greenwich. 2. DARIEN (2-0) (39, 1): Gutsy win by the Blue Wave, rallying in the second half at Cardinal Stadium. 3. ANSONIA […] [Read More]