Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Newtown's Jared Pearson, left, and Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale, right, lead their teams into Friday's SWC championship rematch.

Week 7 Guide to the Games: Brookfield, Newtown meet in SWC remacth

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FRIDAY CSC | By Doug Bonjour Bullard Havens (4-2) at Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin (3-3) 6 p.m. (at Palmer Field): Tigers beat previously unbeaten Prince Tech last week for their fourth straight win. O’Brien Tech (0-6) at Cheney Tech (5-1) 6 p.m.: Schedule doesn’t get any easier for the winless Condors. Their next two opponents are a […] [Read More]
Newtwon's Tim Krapf (44) and Jared Pearson (7) celebrate during their win over Ansonia. Newtown, No. 3 in the Elite 8, faces No. 5 Brookfield in a rematch of the SWC championship. (Tyler Sizemore/Staff photographer)

Elite 8 Week 7: New Canaan, Darien remain on top

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Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the top high school football programs in the region: 1. NEW CANAAN (5-0 record) (59 points, 4 first-place votes): Rams remain in top spot after a bye. 2. DARIEN (6-0) (59, 3): Blue Wave visits 0-6 Ridgefield next. That could get ugly. 3. NEWTOWN (6-0) (49, 1): The Nighthawks beat ‘The […] [Read More]
The Blue and Gold Stadium scoreboard says it all in Newtown's 14-8 win over Ansonia on Friday. (Photo by Tyler Sizemore)

Week 6: What’s hot, what’s not?

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WHAT’S HOT OWN THE NIGHT(HAWKS): If there was ever a time to take Newtown seriously, it’s now. The Nighthawks didn’t shy away from the spotlight against Ansonia on Friday. Instead, they embraced it. They weren’t fazed by Ansonia’s mystique. The Nighthawks outmuscled the Chargers on their way to program-defining 14-8 win at Blue and Gold […] [Read More]
Newtown's Jaret DeVellis stiff arms Ansonia's Witold Gul during Friday's win by the Nighthawks.

Top performers: Week 6 in review

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OFFENSE Jaret DeVellis, Newtown: Rushed for 146 yards on 19 carries as the Nighthawks beat Ansonia 14-8 oto snap the Chargers’ 48-game winning streak. Tyler Hansen, New Milford: 11 completions for 215 yards and 4 TDs and a 28-yard run for another score in 48-8 rout of Kennedy. Mark Piccirillo, Shelton: Threw 3 TDs (37, […] [Read More]

Video: Greenwich wins third straight over Trumbull

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Greenwich withstood a second half offensive surge by Trumbull, winning 34-15 on homecoming at Cardinal Stadium.   [Read More]
Darien quarterback Timmy Graham (11) celebrates with teammates during the Blue Wave's 42-0 rout of Trinity Catholic on Saturday. (Photo by Lindsay Perry)

Darien leaves no doubt in defeat of Trinity

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After a 42-0 thumping of Trinity Catholic on Saturday, Darien coach Rob Trifone provided a reminder to everyone. “People don’t realize how young we are,” he said. “We’re veterans on the line, but young in a lot of other spots. They’re growing up, week by week.” Darien, ranked second in the state, is now 6-0. […] [Read More]

Newtown defense hangs with Ansonia until the end

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Ansonia coach Tom Brockett said earlier this week that Newtown was probably the Chargers’ biggest opponent this season, in terms of size. On Friday, the Nighthawks proved they’re likely also one of, if not the fastest team the Chargers will see. That proved especially true on defense, as the Nighthawks shut down the high-powered Chargers 14-8 […] [Read More]

Video: McMahon rolls over Stamford

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McMahon was looking for respect and got it Friday night, thumping Stamford 49-21 at Boyle Stadium in front of a large Stamford student section.   [Read More]

Live updates: HS football week 6

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Get live updates from around the league and join the conversation by tweeting with #cthsfb. [Read More]

Green Wave looking to keep on rolling

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After three straight losses to start the season, the New Milford High football team has breathed new life into its season with three consecutive dominating victories. The Wave’s third straight victory came Thursday night with a 48-8 thrashing of Kennedy in an SWC-NVL crossover game. The Wave (3-3) has combined an explosive offense – which […] [Read More]