Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Alex LaPolice (1) celebrates New Canaan's 21-20 Class L-Large title win over Darien with Rams teammates and fans (Photo by Christian Abraham).

Elite 8: State champ New Canaan tops final poll

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Hearst Connecticut Media offers its final poll ranking regional football teams: 1. NEW CANAAN (47 points, 5 first-place votes) (11-1): For the second straight year, the Rams avenged a Thanksgiving Day loss to Darien by beating their rival in the state finals. Alex LaPolice’s 24-yard touchdown catch with 6:59 remaining in the L-Large final lifted […] [Read More]

ND-Fairfield coach Boyton quits

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Per a media release from Notre Dame-Fairfield AD Rob Bleggi: Coach Ted Boynton informed me today that he will be stepping down as Head Football coach to pursue other opportunities.  Notre Dame would like to thank Coach Boynton for his dedication and commitment to ND over theses past years. [Read More]

Top performers: Championship game edition

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The champs Mufasha Abdulbasir, St. Joseph: Ignited Cadets’ 37-7 victory over Ledyard in Class M Small championship game with a 91-yard TD run. Finished with 205 yards and 2 TDs on 26 carries. Alex LaPolice, New Canaan: Caught 24-yard go-ahead TD pass from Michael Collins (25-ofo-48 for 259 yards and 3 TDs) in 21-20 victory […] [Read More]

Turnovers, blocked kicks prove costly for Shelton

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Shelton will have to wait another year to end its title drought. The previously unbeaten Gaels were stunned 28-27 by SCC foe Xavier in overtime in Saturday’s Class LL Small final at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. “This is very satisfying to come back and play up to the potential these kids had,” said Sean […] [Read More]

First a national championship, now a state championship for Brookfield

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Brookfield High defensive coordinator Bob Drysdale had seen a celebration like this before from this same group of kids. Only, it wasn’t a state championship they were celebrating, but a Pop Warner national championship. Drysdale was the head coach of the Brookfield team which captured the 2011 Pop Warner Midget National Championship. That team was […] [Read More]
New Canaan celebrates its win over Darien, during Class L State Championship football at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven on Saturday Dec. 13, 2014. New Canaan beat Darien 21-20.

Video: New Canaan rallies over Darien for L-LARGE crown

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New Canaan came back from 20-7 down, defeating rival Darien in the Class L-LARGE Championship game at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. Anthony Parelli has the game story on the 21-20 Rams victory. You can also check out the 2-minute drill breaking down the key points and stats of the game. And a column […] [Read More]

Live updates: HS football championships

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Follow all the action from this weekend’s state championship games and see who walks away with the trophy.   SATURDAY DEC. 13 CLASS LL-Large at Willowbrook No. 2 NFA (8-2) vs. No. 1 Southington (11-0), 6 CLASS LL-Small at West Haven No. 4 Xavier (8-3) vs. No. 2 Shelton (12-0), 2:30 CLASS L-Large at West […] [Read More]

Top performers: Playoff semifinals edition

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Mufasha Abdul Basir, and Corey Babineau, St. Joseph: Basir rushed for 181 yards and scored 3 TDs in 55-6 rout of Ellington/Somers in the Class M Small semifinals. Basir pushed his season total to 2,131 yards and 20 TDs. Babineau, a soph QB, provided a nice air complement with 3 TD passes (19 and 55 […] [Read More]
Shelby Grant rushed for two touchdowns in Darien's 42-12 win vs. Naugatuck. Bob Luckey photo

Darien upends Naugatuck, advances to L Large final

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Peter Archey and Shelby Grant combined for almost 200 yards rushing, Tim Graham consistently completed key passes when needed and Darien’s defense was as strong as usual in an impressive 42-12 triumph against visiting Naugatuck in the Class L Large School Tournament semifinals Saturday. Yes, the Blue Wave had everything working Saturday – nine days […] [Read More]

Brookfield, Berlin set to clash in Class M-Large Division state final

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The only team standing between the Brookfield High football team and its first state championship since 2008 is Berlin, which, while Brookfield was busy pounding New London 46-14 in the Class M-Large Division semifinals, was taking care of its own business in a 49-6 victory over Cheney Tech on Saturday. Brookfield and Berlin will meet […] [Read More]