Connecticut High School Football

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

Top performers: Week 4 review

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Offense Jai’Quan McKnight and Tajik Bagley, Ansonia: QB McKnight rushed for 2 TDs and threw for another in a 43-8 defeat of Seymour. Bagley rushed for 154 and 3 TDs in the first half. Tim Graham, Darien: QB tossed TD passes of 33 yards to Todd Herger and 35 yards to Colin Minicus as the […] [Read More]

Video: McMahon outlasts Westhill

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McMahon outlasted Westhill in a battle of field position and defense Friday afternoon in Stamford, beating the Vikings 19-14.   Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, Connecticut, FCIAC
Stamford QB Jalen Brown.

Stamford stuns Staples in wild contest

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Stamford football coach Jamar Greene had no idea how his high-powered offense would fare when it traveled to Westport to take on Staples, which hadn’t given up a touchdown in three games. It didn’t take long to find out. The Black Knights meant business when they scored touchdowns four of its first five drives, eventually […] [Read More]

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. Like this:Like Loading… [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.   Like this:Like Loading… [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]

Video: Trinity airs it out in win over Westhill

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Trinity beat Westhill 38-28 Saturday at Alumni Field. Anthony Lombardi threw 5 touchdown passes, four to Randy Polonia in the first half. Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, FCIAC

Video: Danbury wins ugly over Norwalk

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Danbury and Norwalk combined for 8 turnovers with Danbury holding on for a 14-6 win. Neither team did much on offense but we have a few highlights to share with you including the game-clinching interception with less than a minute to go in the game.   Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]
Peter Archey and the Darien Blue Wave remain at No. 1 in the Elite 8.

Elite 8: Week 2

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Hearst Connecticut Media’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (points, first-place votes in parentheses): 1. DARIEN (1-0) (54 points, 2 first-place votes): Quite a second-half effort by the Blue Wave, outscoring Hillhouse 33-7. 2. NEW CANAAN (1-0) (51, 3): Rams made perhaps the biggest statement in Week One, winning at Hand […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo. (Bob Luckey/staff photographer)

Week 1 review: The top performers

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Offense Dequan Woods, Harding: 3 TDs — runs of 1 and 11 yards and 13-yard pass from Taisun Phommachanh — in 38-10 rout of Law. Phommachanh, a freshman QB, who threw for 278 yards, also connected on a 69-yard TD pass to Tyshawn Walker (7 catches for 140 yards) and a pair of  2-point conversions. […] [Read More]
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Trinity Catholic's Anthony Lombardi throws a pass during Saturday's win over Sheehan. (Lindsay Perry/staff photpgrapher)

Trinity Catholic heading in the right direction

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They can look ahead. Without baggage. That was the most important news in Trinity Catholic’s 33-3 pasting of Sheehan on Saturday. After an 0-11 campaign in head coach Donny Panapada’s first season at his alma mater, the Crusaders can puff out their chests by winning Week 1 of the 2014 football season.Rest assured, there will […] [Read More]

Video: New Canaan outlasts Hand

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New Canaan defeated Hand 21-14 in front of a packed house at Strong Field in Madison Friday night. Great atmosphere for a game, right on the Sound and the two teams gave everyone a good game.   Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]

Video: Fairfield Prep and Stamford open season with a shootout

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Fairfield Prep beat Stamford 59-40 in the season opener at Ludlowe Thursday night. Prep’s Colton Smith and Stamford’s Jalen Brown put on a show for everyone.   Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]
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Elite 8: Week 1

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1. Darien (42, 2): The Blue Wave have young skill position players on offense but bring back what may be the state’s best defense. 2. Fairfield Prep (36, 2): Jesuits return plenty from last season’s Class LL runner-up. 3. Greenwich (28): The Cardinals want to get back to the FCIAC and Class LL playoffs but […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
Guide to the Games

Guide to the Games: Week 1

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WEDNESDAY FCIAC-SCC Challenge | By Scott Ericson Ridgefield at Cheshire 6 p.m. Last season: Ridgefield 17, Cheshire 14 Skinny: Cheshire returns players on both sides of the ball while the Tigers took heavy graduation losses though QB Ryan Dunn is back. Harding at Jonathan Law 7 p.m. Last season: Harding 32, Law 14 Skinny: Last […] [Read More]
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Video: New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli talks about the upcoming season

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New Canaan celebrated the FCIAC title last season. Who will hoist the trophy this year?

5 minute guide to the FCIAC

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5 TEAMS TO WATCH Darien: The Blue Wave are replacing most of their skill players but return the core of their defense and 6-foot-4 QB Timmy Graham has impressed people who have seen him in preseason. If the young players blend well with the returning players, Darien should be considered a favorite to reach the […] [Read More]
Greenwich quarterback Matt Marzulla passes the ball during the 7th annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament at New Canaan High School Saturday, July 12, 2014. (Autumn Driscoll/Staff photographer)

Grip It & Rip It Roundup

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Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s 7th Annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament. Competition provides teams a chance to look at new quarterbacks   FCIAC roundup. SWC/SCC roundup.   Like this:Like Loading… [Read More]
Mike Collins gets ready to throw a pass during Saturday's Grip It & Rip It competition at New Canaan. Autumn Driscoll photo

FCIAC teams compete at Grip It & Rip It

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Here’s a rundown of the FCIAC teams that competed in Friday and Saturday’s Grip It & Rip It 7 on 7 competition at New Canaan High School. The seventh annual event included 40 teams from Connecticut and New York. Grand Street Campus from Brooklyn, N.Y., – a team that I heard had as many as […] [Read More]

New Canaan football hosts 7th annual “Grip It and Rip It” tournament

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New Canaan football will host the 7th annual Grip It and Rip It 7-on-7 passing tournament. WHO: Thirty-eight high school football teams, including 28 from Connecticut, 10 from New York and one from Canada. WHAT: 7-on-7, non-contact passing camp featuring four games of pool play for each team on Friday and a double-elimination tournament Saturday. WHERE: New Canaan High […] [Read More]
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New Canaan takes on St. Joe's in the 2013 FCIAC Championship game.

FCIAC title game shifted to Saturday

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The FCIAC Championship game will move to a Saturday for the 2014 season after a meeting of the FCIAC Board of Directors. The game will be played Saturday, Nov. 22 during the day at a site to be determined. The decision to move the game was so it could be showcased as a stand-alone game […] [Read More]

2013 Walter Camp All-Connecticut team

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  2013 Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team OFFENSE QB: Stephen Barmore (Southington) RB: Arkeel Newsome (Ansonia), Ervin Philips (West Haven) WR: Alex Jamele (Southington), Nick Weissauer (Foran) TE: Julian Dunn (Newtown) OL: Ryan Hovan (Ansonia), John Tondalo (North Haven), Steve Hashemi (St. Joseph), Colin McKeown (Fairfield Warde), Ryan McKenna (New Canaan)  DEFENSE DL: Zach Maxwell (Southington), […] [Read More]
The New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the final Elite 8 poll.

Elite 8: The numbers are in, who is No. 1?

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  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (records, first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (14-1) (7): Rams allow 12 points in playoffs, capturing Class L title 44-12 over rival Darien. 2. ANSONIA (15-0) (2): Chargers win 43rd in a row in claiming 19th state title. 3. ST. JOSEPH […] [Read More]
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