Connecticut High School Football

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

Kick coverage breakdowns worry Derby’s French in rout

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Derby coach George French had considered the Red Raiders’ special teams a strength, so seeing Seymour return two kicks for touchdowns on Thursday certainly caught his attention. “This was not good,” French said following Derby’s 62-44 win over Seymour. “We had to change some things this game because of some injuries, but we have to go back […] [Read More]

Live updates: High school football, Week 8

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Week 8 of the high school football season kicks off a day early thanks to Halloween. Follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with #cthsfb. [Read More]
New Cananan and St. Joseph meet Saturday in a rematch of the FCIAC championship.

Guide to the Games: Week 8

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THURSDAY NVL | By Doug Bonjour Seymour (4-2) at Derby (5-1) 6 p.m.: Red Raiders own the NVL’s longest winning streak at four games. They’d be wise to extend that streak with Naugatuck, Wolcott and Shelton still on the schedule. Oxford (0-6) at Sacred Heart/Kaynor (0-7) 6 p.m. (at Municipal Stadium): Coming off a bye, […] [Read More]

Elite 8 Week 8: New Canaan, Darien, Newtown are Top 3

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Hearst Connecticut Media’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (37 points, 3 first-place votes) (6-0 record): Rams face their sternest test of the season Saturday at St. Joseph in FCIAC championship rematch. 2. DARIEN (36, 1) (7-0): After winning at Tiger Hollow, Blue Wave […] [Read More]
Quarterback Colton Smith (pictured) led Fairfield Prep to a 51-28 win over Cheshire last Friday. (File Photo)

Week 7: What’s hot, what’s not?

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WHAT’S HOT SMITH SURGING: As Colton Smith goes, so goes Fairfield Prep. Last Friday, in a game Prep needed to have, Smith racked up a ridiculous 563 total yards. Smith passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores as the Jesuits (5-2) beat Cheshire 51-28 to stay in the thick of the Class LL […] [Read More]

Top performers: Week 7 review

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Offense Colton Smith, Fairfield Prep: A remarkable 563 yards of total offense in 51-28 domolition of previously unbeaten Cheshire. 12-of-24 passes for 342 yards and 3 TDs nad 221 yards rushing and a TD on 24 carries. Mark Piccirillo Shelton: Senior QBPiccirillo rushed for 217 yards and 2 TDs in a 33-20 win over Hand. […] [Read More]

Video: Pedersen runs wild, St. Joe crushes Trinity

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St. Joseph dominated Trinity Saturday, winning 43-8.  Lars Pedersen scored four touchdowns for the Cadets. [Read More]
Danbury's Tysheen McCrea hauls in a touchdown pass over Harding's Ramir Walton in the Hatters' 35-28 win on Saturday. (Photo by Christian Abraham)

Surging Danbury holds on against Harding

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A winner of two straight and three of four, Danbury (5-2) is in the thick of the Class LL playoff race. After edging Harding 35-28 on Saturday at Hedges Field, the Hatters sit 10th in the LL standings with four games left. “This is a big win,”running back/linebacker Eric Henry said. “Any win is great. […] [Read More]

Video: Westhill wins 2OT thriller over Ludlowe

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Westhill and Ludlowe slugged it out defensively Friday night until the game went to 2 overtimes with Westhill taking a thrilling 23-20 win at Taft Field on a  1-yard run by Blake Newcomer in the second frame. [Read More]

Piccirillo’s heroics guide Shelton to fourth-quarter comeback

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Senior quarterback Mark Piccirillo rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead unbeaten Shelton past Hand 33-20 at the Surf Club on Friday. “That’s unbelievable,” Piccirillo said of Shelton’s 7-0 start to the season. “I can’t get over the way that game just finished. We’ll celebrate tonight and move on to next week.” Down 14-7 entering […] [Read More]