Connecticut High School Football

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

Elite 8: Ansonia the new No. 1; Newtown No. 2

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]
Categories: CIAC , Elite 8 , FCIAC , NVL , SCC | More

HS Football Playoff Power Poll

  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

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]

Newsome sets career-high in Ansonia romp

UConn-bound running back Arkeel Newsome was again unstoppable for No. 2 Ansonia Thursday. In the final regular season game of his career, he rushed for a career-high 406 yards and seven touchdowns on 40 carries in a 66-28 win at Naugatuck. His final carry of the game was a 12-yard touchdown run with 11:22 remaining […] [Read More]

Bright futures for Piccirillo, Kreiger

Shelton pretty much had its way with Derby Thursday morning, but one position neither team will have to worry about next season is quarterback. Shelton’s Mark Piccirillo, who was the MVP of the Gaels’ 56-20 victory, and Derby signal-caller Michael Kreiger are both juniors. Piccirillo used his running ability to the max, powering his way […] [Read More]
Categories: NVL, SCC

The Burning Of The Shoe

The burning of the shoe. Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on fire. He believed it would erase any ill will among teammates so they could play the last game clear of […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Guide to the Games

Tuesday  SWC Oxford 28, Pomperaug 12: Steve Pearson scores two touchdowns as Wolverines exit SWC on a high note. Newtown 42, Masuk 7: Undefeated Nighthawks roll behind 256 yards, 5 TDs from Cooper Gold. New Fairfield 33, New Milford 12: Rebels claim Candlewood Cup, finish at 8-3 thanks to two touchdowns apiece from Mike McCourt […] [Read More]

HS Football Power Poll

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Ansonia wins another NVL title; looks toward ‘new season’

Ansonia notched win No. 39 in a row in a 48-7 rout of Woodland on Wednesday. It notched NVL title No. 3 in a row, as well. Thanks to 222 rushing yards and five touchdowns — four rushing and one receiving — by tailback Arkeel Newsome, the Chargers shredded Woodland’s defense. They led 28-0 at […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan near unanimous No. 1, Ridgefield makes first appearance

  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (records, first-place votes in parentheses): 1. New Canaan (10-0) (9): Rams have rematch with St. Joseph in FCIAC championship game. 2. Ansonia (10-0) (1): Locked up state bid; NVL title game against Woodland up first. 3. Newtown (10-0): Have clinched LL spot […] [Read More]