Connecticut High School Football

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

Arkeel Newsome rushing record watch

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Ansonia senior Arkeel Newsome is chasing the state’s rushing record held by former Ansonia back Alex Thomas, whose total is 8,279 yards. Newsome’s total Friday in a 62-28 win over Derby: 317 yards, four touchdowns. Newsome’s unofficial career total: 7,979 yards Yards to break title: 301 Up next: Thursday vs. Masuk at home, 6:30 NOTE: […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan is No. 1

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Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs: New Canaan: Rams have not been held under 40 and have a defense to match. Ansonia: Arkeel Newsome is good at football, rest of Chargers pretty good, too. St. Joseph: The Cadets begin 6-week road trip at Wilton. Newtown: Newtown let up some […] [Read More]

Week 5 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Bridgeport Central (0-4) at Bassick (0-4) 6:30 pm: City games in Bridgeport always draw a crowd and the winner here gets an inside track to the City championship. NVL | By Gene Moretti Seymour (2-2) at Sacred Heart (0-4), Thursday, 6 pm: Sacred Heart has allowed nearly 55 points […] [Read More]

Week 4 wrapup

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Top teams starting to separate themselves now but a few pesky teams still sitting at 4-0 or 3-1 as we round the first bend of the season. Here are the games Hearst Connecticut Newspapers covered this week with links to stories. FRIDAY FCIAC New Canaan 45 Warde 21 The Rams continue rolling, opening up a […] [Read More]

Week 4 Guide to the Games

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FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Staples (2-1) at Stamford (0-3), 6 pm: The Wreckers are looking to make it two in a row against Stamford schools while the Black Knights are searching for win No. 1. Bassick (0-3) at Wilton (2-1), 6 pm: The Warriors will look to stay hot after rolling over Branford […] [Read More]

Week 3 wrap up

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Week two was a lot to live up to and week 3 did not come close to matching the drama produced the previous week with most of highly anticipated matchups turning into blowouts. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to the stories. FRIDAY FCIAC Norwalk 35 Harding 28 The Presidents […] [Read More]

Arkeel Newsome rushing record watch

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Ansonia senior Arkeel Newsome is chasing the state’s rushing record held by former Ansonia back Alex Thomas, whose total is 8,279 yards. Newsome’s total Friday in a 62-13 win over Holy Cross: 309 yards on 11 carries, four touchdowns, three TDs on the ground. Newsome unofficial career total: 7,459 yards Yards to break title: 821 […] [Read More]

Week 3 Guide to the games

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THURSDAY NVL | By Chris McNamee Derby (2-0) at Wilby (2-0), 6:30 pm: Red Raiders aiming for 3-0, but will have to win on the road to get there.   FRIDAY   FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Stamford (0-2) at Trumbull (1-1) 7 pm: The Eagles avoided going 0-2 with a win against Warde, but […] [Read More]

Coaches and Media polls week 2

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Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll T1. Ansonia  (6) 2-0 T1. New Canaan (5) 2-0 3. NFA (2) 1-0 4. St. Joseph 2-0 5. Southington 2-0 6. North Haven 2-0 7. Darien 2-0 8. Middletown 2-0 T9. Shelton 2-0 T9. Windsor 2-0   New Haven Register Media Poll […] [Read More]

Arkeel Newsome rushing record watch: Week 2

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Ansonia senior Arkeel Newsome is chasing the state’s rushing record held by former Ansonia back Alex Thomas, whose total is 8,279 yards. Newsome’s total Friday vs. Sacred Heart: 165 yards on 9 carries, four touchdowns. Newsome career total: 7,153 yards Yards to break title: 1,127 Up next: Sept. 27 at Holy Cross, 7 NOTE: Newsome […] [Read More]
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