Connecticut High School Football

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

Shelton falls short in fourth quarter again

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Yet again, Shelton suffered a heartbreaking loss. Only this time, the Gaels might not have time to recover. They watched Xavier march 98 yards in the fourth quarter, culminating with quarterback Joe Carbone’s 9-yard touchdown run and a 15-12 Falcons win on Friday at Palmer Field. The Gaels dropped to 6-3, pitting them 13th in […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan No. 1, Newtown climbs to No. 3

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  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. New Canaan (9-0) (8 first-place votes): Rams’ impressive resume includes lopsided wins over Hand, Greenwich, Staples and St. Joseph. Fared: Rams struggle early, but score 28 unanswered in second half to beat Wilton 35-7 and clinch spot […] [Read More]

Joel Barlow’s Little Big Man

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When you play in the large shadow of Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome, who has dominated the headlines for Connecticut football, it’s awfully hard to get noticed. However, Jack Shaban of Joel Barlow (7-1) is standing out during his brilliant season for the Falcons. Thanks to an incredible five-game stretch, Shaban has pushed his rushing total to […] [Read More]

Week 9 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY NVL | By Doug Bonjour Ansonia (8-0) at Seymour (5-3), 6 : Chargers saw New Canaan leapfrog them for top spot in state polls. Another win will make it 37 in a row for Arkeel Newsome and Co., a school record.   FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Stamford (2-6) at Norwalk (3-5), 7:00: […] [Read More]

Week 8 wrapup

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New Canaan made a huge statement, Staples jumped back into the FCIAC Championship conversation and Harding and Stamford took big steps toward City titles. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to the game stories. FRIDAY FCIAC McMahon 41 Ludlowe 9 The Senators remained unbeaten, rolling over the Falcons. New Canaan […] [Read More]

Week 8 Elite 8: New Canaan stays on top, McMahon, Trumbull join the party

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  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (record and first-place votes in parentheses): 1.  New Canaan (7-0) (7): Rams facing toughest test of the year in St. Joseph. 2.  Ansonia (8-0) (3): Chargers crush Watertown for 36th straight win, tying a school record. 3. St. Joseph (7-0): Cadets have […] [Read More]

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]

Houston Nutt eyeing state high school football

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Almost as soon as Paul Pasqualoni was fired and sent on his way, the name of Houston Nutt surfaced as a possible candidate for the head coaching job at UConn. The Internet and college football chat rooms buzzed about the former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach being on the wish list of the decision makers […] [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]