Connecticut High School Football

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

McMahon ground game wears down Danbury

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Saturday afternoon at McMahon High School was a tale of two halves, to say the least. The Senators claimed their second straight win to remain unbeaten in FCIAC play by scoring 24 unanswered points in the final 24 minutes, running their way to a 44-28 win. Second half McMahon played 24 minutes of nearly perfect […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

Bethel remains unbeaten after taking down Barlow

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Bethel got the better of Barlow in a ground-n-pound game Friday night, as the Wildcats ran their option efficiently from bell to bell to claim a 44-25 win. Old School football As expected, both teams attacked with their option ground game. “We knew this would be a tough matchup,” Bethel fullback Bradford Haggerty said. “It’s […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

Brookfield escapes with win over New Fairfield

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Most assumed the Brookfield and Newtown football teams would waltz into their October 24th showdown that has all the makings of a great game. The two teams stomped SWC opposition during the first two weeks of the season and that continued in Newtown Friday as the Nighthawks destroyed Pomperaug 49-3. But just up the road […] [Read More]

Guide To The Games: Week 3

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FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Fairfield Ludlowe (2-0) at Bridgeport Central (0-2) 7 p.m.: Falcons can move to 3-0 with a win up the road in Bridgeport. St. Joseph (2-0) at Ridgefield (0-2) 7 p.m.: Skinny: Cadets open play in the FCIAC after two quality out of conference wins put them in the state […] [Read More]
Coach Lou Marinelli's New Canaan Rams are No. 1 in the Elite 8.

Elite 8: Week 3

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Hearst Connecticut Media’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (2-0) (42 points, 3 first-place votes): After resting up against Bassick, Rams have chance to squash winless Greenwich. 2. DARIEN (2-0) (39, 1): Gutsy win by the Blue Wave, rallying in the second half at Cardinal Stadium. 3. ANSONIA […] [Read More]

Bethel dominates Notre Dame-Fairfield

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Bethel’s dominant ground game proved too much for Notre Dame-Fairfield on Saturday, and the Wildcats ran away with a 66-36 win, improving to 2-0.   O-line domination A team doesn’t score 66 points without a strong effort from the offensive line, and Bethel’s starting five of left tackle Eric Almonte, left guard Giavonni Fauntleroy, center […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

Barlow edges New Fairfield

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Stymied for most of the night, the Barlow offense scored a late touchdown and hit a two-point conversion to take a one-point lead over visiting New Fairfield, ultimately going on to a 10-7 victory.   89 yards in 22 plays That’s what Barlow did to score the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion. Barlow didn’t attempt […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC
Peter Archey and the Darien Blue Wave remain at No. 1 in the Elite 8.

Elite 8: Week 2

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Hearst Connecticut Media’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (points, first-place votes in parentheses): 1. DARIEN (1-0) (54 points, 2 first-place votes): Quite a second-half effort by the Blue Wave, outscoring Hillhouse 33-7. 2. NEW CANAAN (1-0) (51, 3): Rams made perhaps the biggest statement in Week One, winning at Hand […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
Shelton quarterback Mark Piccirillo. (Bob Luckey/staff photographer)

Week 1 review: The top performers

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Offense Dequan Woods, Harding: 3 TDs — runs of 1 and 11 yards and 13-yard pass from Taisun Phommachanh — in 38-10 rout of Law. Phommachanh, a freshman QB, who threw for 278 yards, also connected on a 69-yard TD pass to Tyshawn Walker (7 catches for 140 yards) and a pair of  2-point conversions. […] [Read More]
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Elite 8

Elite 8: Week 1

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1. Darien (42, 2): The Blue Wave have young skill position players on offense but bring back what may be the state’s best defense. 2. Fairfield Prep (36, 2): Jesuits return plenty from last season’s Class LL runner-up. 3. Greenwich (28): The Cardinals want to get back to the FCIAC and Class LL playoffs but […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC