Connecticut High School Football

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

Barlow, St. Joseph set to clash in high-powered semifinal

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In order to prepare for its next opponent in the Class M state tournament, the Barlow High football team will have to go back to the beginning. The Falcons will face St. Joseph in the semifinals on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bunnell High in Stratford. And as it turns out, Barlow’s first scrimmage this […] [Read More]
St Joseph's Shane Miller (88) is congratulated by teammate Darren Jasckson (8) after scoring one of his four touchdowns against Ledyard. (Mike Ross/For Hearst Newspapers)

St. Joseph lights up the scoreboard against Ledyard

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St. Joseph running back Mufasha Abdul Basir called his team’s 808-yard, 84-point outburst Tuesday a “good” offensive day. That most certainly is an understatement. The Cadets scored touchdowns on 13 of their 14 possessions in an 84-49 rout of No.7 Ledyard in the Class M state quarterfinals at Trumbull High. Five different players scored touchdowns […] [Read More]
New Canaan's Zachary Allen (# 44) pressures Farmington quarterback Jeremy Buck.
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New Canaan back in form

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I thought Farmington could hang with New Canaan. I was wrong. The Indians had no chance in this game and that was apparent from the opening kickoff. The Rams picked off Farmington on the third play of the game, scored on the next series and rolled from there, winning 46-0. Shockingly, it was the Rams […] [Read More]

Darien earns top seed in Class L state tournament after Turkey Bowl win over New Canaan

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Turkey Bowl XX between Darien and New Canaan lived up to the hype and then some, as a pass breakup by Darien’s Griffin Ross on the final play from scrimmage in the Darien end zone preserved the 28-24 win for the Blue Wave, their second straight over the Rams.   Wyper uses his legs: Darien […] [Read More]
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Elite 8: Ansonia the new No. 1; Newtown No. 2

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Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. Ansonia (12-0) (5): No. 1 team in the state is seeded second in Class S playoffs. 2. Newtown (12-0) (3): The top seed in LL hosts Ridgefield. 3. New Canaan (11-1): Rams 9 yards away from unbeaten season. […] [Read More]
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HS Football Playoff Power Poll

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  CIAC FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Quarterfinals, 6:30 TUESDAY DEC. 3   CLASS LL   No. 8 Ridgefield 9-2 at No. 1 Newtown 11-0 No. 7 Fairfield Prep 9-2 at No. 2 Glastonbury 10-1 No. 6 West Haven 9-2 at No. 3 Hall 9-1 No. 5 NFA 8-2 at No. 4 Southington 9-1   CLASS  L   […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving: It’s a wrap

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What a great day of football Thanksgiving in Southwest Connecticut turned out to be. From Prep’s comeback win to clinch a playoff berth to Darien’s dramatic win over No. 1 New Canaan to Bethel beating Brookfield to reach the Class M playoffs, it was an exciting day of football.   FCIAC McMahon 35, Norwalk 14: […] [Read More]

Warde claims win in the ‘Battle of Fairfield’

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74-48. Not a bad record right? Well, that is the combined record of the teams Fairfield Warde faced in 2013. And that includes a 0-11 Trinity Catholic team. And the three clear-cut best teams in the FCIAC – Darien, New Canaan and St. Joesph. “When you look at our schedule we are probably in the […] [Read More]

Greenwich halts Staples’ postseason hopes

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Staples entered its annual Thanksgiving Day showdown against rival Greenwich in control of its own destiny. A win would have put the Wreckers into the Class LL Tournament for the fifth straight season, while a loss would have ended the Wreckers’ postseason hopes. Greenwich made sure Staples’ streak of making the postseason was halted. Registering […] [Read More]

Wilton ends on a hight note after surviving a brutal schedule

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After losing six straight games due in part to a juggernaunt of a schedulethat included losses to FCIAC champ New Canaan, FCIAC runnerup St. Joseph, Class L No. 1 seed Darien, Trumbull and Class LL No. 8 seed Ridgefield, Wilton was determined to walk away from the 2013 football season with a victory. “After everything […] [Read More]