Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Wide receiver Randy Polonia, right, and Trinity Catholic are off to a 3-0 start. (Photo by Lindsay Perry)

Week 3: What’s hot, what’s not?

WHAT’S HOT SURPRISE, SURPRISE: If we’re ranking surprises, there’s none bigger than Trinity Catholic being 3-0. Although the Crusaders’ wins have come against teams with a combined 3-6 record, an undefeated September is a big deal for anyone. It’s an even bigger deal when you’re coming off an 0-11 campaign. WHAT ABOUT US?: Newtown and Brookfield […] [Read More]

Darien pass offense struggles in 41-0 Bassick rout

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]

Stamford offense flourishing under Brown

With 134 points in three weeks, it’s tempting to wonder just how good Stamford’s offense can be this season behind quarterback Jalen Brown. “I knew we were going to get four out of our five starters back on the the offensive line, so that’s huge,” Black Knights coach Jamar Greene said. “We were able to […] [Read More]

Staples continues defensive dominance

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]

Special teams miscues burn Amity in loss to Shelton

Shelton’s Mark Piccirillo carved up Amity in three quarters on Friday, totaling 237 yards of offense and three touchdowns in a 42-7 rout at Finn Stadium. That was nothing out of the ordinary for the dual-threat quarterback, who’s guided the Gaels to three blowout victories this year. “It was a good all-around effort tonight,” said […] [Read More]

Brookfield escapes with win over New Fairfield

Most assumed the Brookfield and Newtown football teams would waltz into their October 24th showdown that has all the makings of a great game. The two teams stomped SWC opposition during the first two weeks of the season and that continued in Newtown Friday as the Nighthawks destroyed Pomperaug 49-3. But just up the road […] [Read More]

Live updates: High School Football Week 3

Get live updates from our reporters covering the games this weekend. If you want to be part of the conversation, tweet updates using #cthsfb. [Read More]

Guide To The Games: Week 3

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]

Uni-browse: Norwalk, Danbury, Westhill and Trinity

This week we feature Norwalk, Danbury, Westhill and Trinity Catholic. If you have a uniform you want featured email me at or tweet at me @EricsonSports [Read More]
Coach Lou Marinelli's New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the Elite 8.

Elite 8: Week 3

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]