Connecticut High School Football

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

Thanksgiving Guide to the Games

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Tuesday  SWC Oxford 28, Pomperaug 12: Steve Pearson scores two touchdowns as Wolverines exit SWC on a high note. Newtown 42, Masuk 7: Undefeated Nighthawks roll behind 256 yards, 5 TDs from Cooper Gold. New Fairfield 33, New Milford 12: Rebels claim Candlewood Cup, finish at 8-3 thanks to two touchdowns apiece from Mike McCourt […] [Read More]

HS Football Power Poll

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New Canaan wins 8th FCIAC crown

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It was not easy, mostly by their own doing, but the No. 1 New Canaan Rams defeated St. Joseph 31-20, claiming their 8th FCIAC Championship. The Rams could have pulled away sooner but twice fumbled inside the 10-yard line when they seemed destined for 6 points. The fumble before halftime would certainly have had people […] [Read More]

Preparation for Warde-Ludlowe Thanksgiving showdown

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It’s been 40 years since I spent this much time on a high school football practice field, dating back to my days as a reserve on the Wilton High School football team for my senior year in 1973. As a reporter, covering high school football on and off beginning in 1979, I’ve been to practices […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan near unanimous No. 1, Ridgefield makes first appearance

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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 (10-0) (9): Rams have rematch with St. Joseph in FCIAC championship game. 2. Ansonia (10-0) (1): Locked up state bid; NVL title game against Woodland up first. 3. Newtown (10-0): Have clinched LL spot […] [Read More]

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Week 10 wrapup

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Lots of games this week with postseason implications. Most of them lived up to the hype and were very good games. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to the stories. FRIDAY FCIAC Ludlowe 42 Stamford 40 Falcons get 6 wins for first time in 9 years.  Greenwich 57 Danbury 29 […] [Read More]

Westhill back on track as Harding’s losses continue

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The trends with which Westhill and Harding entered their FCIAC football game Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport were maintained after the Vikings’ 20-6 road victory. The Presidents (3-7) tried like heck to reverse their losing ways. Westhill (5-5) had won three in a row before a 40-7 thumping to Greenwich on Nov. 8, so the Vikings […] [Read More]

Darien brings win home from North Haven

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It looked like the grinding offense of North Haven was going to out muscle Darien as the Indians took a 20-9 lead after a touchdown run by bruising back Ethan Suraci but an 84-yard kickoff return by Nick Lombardo stopped any momentum North Haven had and got the Blue Wave rolling en route to a […] [Read More]

Ludlowe survives shootout with Stamford

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How does a team clinging to a winning record react when its opponents fire a four-touchdown effort by their quarterback its way? By responding with its QB rushing for two TDs and throwing for two, while its No. 2 feature back rushes for two scores and makes one of the touchdown grabs.   That was […] [Read More]