Connecticut High School Football

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

Week 8 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY  NVL | By Doug Bonjour Watertown (1-6) at Ansonia (7-0), 3:30 pm: Can we start the state playoffs, already?   FRIDAY NVL | By Doug Bonjour Crosby (1-6) at Seymour (4-3), 7: Bulldogs’ lone win came two weeks ago against Immaculate. And no, it wasn’t by forfeit. Seymour’s won three of last four. Wolcott […] [Read More]

Week 7 wrapup

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  FRIDAY FCIAC Stamford 19 Bassick 14 Stamford scored on an end-around pass with a little over a minute left to pick up first win. New Canaan 43 Staples 7 Rams roll again, this time over defending champs. Trumbull 32 Wilton 28 Huge rally for the Eagles keeps their postseason hopes alive. NVL Seymour 49  […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan still No. 1, Ansonia No. 2

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  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): NEW CANAAN (6-0) (7): Trip to Staples a big test for the Rams. ANSONIA (6-0) (3): Scoring over 50 points a game, good luck Wolcott. ST. JOSEPH (6-0): If Cadets avoid looking past Trinity, New Canaan looms. NEWTOWN […] [Read More]

New Canaan and Staples gear up for ‘donnybrook’

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GAME OF THE WEEK New Canaan (6-0) at Staples (5-1) Friday at 7pm.  This game is huge and one that Rams coach Lou Marinelli said “will be a donnybrook.” I’m sure those same words were uttered by many before New Canaan’s match-ups against Hand and Greenwich and they turned out to be laughers. The Rams […] [Read More]

Week 7 Guide to the Games

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Friday FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Bassick (1-4) at Stamford (0-6) 6: If Cam Webb returns from injury Black Knights have chance to pick up their first win. Central (0-6) at Norwalk (2-4) 7: Bears looking to get back on track after a couple of tough weeks. Harding (2-4) at Danbury (2-4) 7: Hatters improving, […] [Read More]

Arkeel Newsome and a ‘rush’ to history

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  HANGIN’ WITH…ARKEEL NEWSOME Last Thursday against Masuk, Arkeel Newsome of Ansonia became the state’s all-time leading rusher when he racked up 396 yards. His mark of 8,385 yards surpassed the previous record (8,279)  set by Alex Thomas who played at Ansonia from 2004-2007. We checked in with the senior running back shortly after he […] [Read More]

Week 6 wrapup

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Some big time wins for teams, some really high scores and the NVL-SWC Crossover games highlighted a busy week 6. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to all the stories. THURSDAY NVL-SWC Crossover Brookfield 49 Wilby 14 Bobcats opened the NVL-SWC Crossover weekend with a resounding win. Ansonia 56 Masuk […] [Read More]

Ansonia steamrolls Masuk behind Newsome

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What a night. What a performance. At times, Arkeel Newsome seemed simply unstoppable. He rushed for 396 yards and six touchdowns — all on just 26 carries — as No. 1 Ansonia steamrolled Masuk, 56-21 on Thursday at Nolan Field. And by the time the night was over, he had claimed ownership of the state’s […] [Read More]

Week 6 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY  NVL-SWC Crossover | By Gene Moretti & Rich Gregory Masuk (4-1) at Ansonia (5-0), Thursday, 6:30: Well, Masuk got caught looking ahead in loss to Pomperaug last week. Now Panthers get to see if Arkeel Newsome and Ansonia for real. Brookfield (4-1) at Wilby (3-2), 6 pm: Both teams have only lost to quality […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan stays on top

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Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs:   1. New Canaan (5-0): Maybe a team from Massachusetts can slow down the Rams? 2. Ansonia (5-0): Chargers facing their toughest test thus far in Masuk. 3. St. Joseph (5-0): Bassick in the line of fire this week. 4. Newtown (5-0): Nighthawks […] [Read More]