Connecticut High School Football

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

Video: Stamford keeps rolling, beating Ridgefield

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Stamford kept on scoring a ton of points, beating Ridgefield 47-32 Friday night at Tiger Hollow. The Black Knights are tied with Darien and New Canaan with 450 power points atop the FCIAC standings.   [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield County, FCIAC
Guide to the Games

Guide to the Games: Week 5

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FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-1) at Wilton (3-1) 6 p.m.: The Cadets hoping to rebound after a collapse at Darien last week, visit a surprising Warriors team. Greenwich (1-3) at Norwalk (1-3) 7 p.m.: The Cardinals road to redemption and possibly a Class LL playoff spot began last week. New Canaan […] [Read More]
Elite 8

Elite 8 Week 5: New Canaan, Darien, Ansonia on top

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Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (65 points, 5 first-place votes) (4-0 record): A few too many penalties, but otherwise a nice win at Warde. 2. DARIEN (64, 2) (4-0): Overcame a 17-0 deficit in the second half to beat St. Joseph. 3. ANSONIA (56, 1) (4-0): […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC , Elite 8 , FCIAC , NVL , SCC | More
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.   [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. [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]
Elite 8

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