Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
Stamford QB Jalen Brown and the Black Knights make their Elite 8 debut at No. 8.

Elite 8: Week 6: New Canaan No. 1; Stamford debuts

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Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the top regional high school football teams: 1. NEW CANAAN (51 points, 4 first-place votes) (5-0): Rams get a week off to prepare for a visit from Staples next week. 2. DARIEN (50, 1) (5-0): If the Blue Wave can get by Trinity, they can all but punch their ticket to […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC
New Canaan's Alex LaPolice finished with 223 total yards, running for two scores while catching a third in a 42-14 rout of Danbury.

Top performers: Week 5 in review

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OFFENSE Spencer Turkel and Peter Lummis, Weston: Pair hooked up on a 60-yard TD pass on 4th-and-15 with 0.7 seconds left in thrilling 41-29 win over Bunnell. QB Turkel threw for 232 yards and 3 TDs. Lummis rushed rush 76 yards and caught 10 passes for 169 yards and 2 TDs. Zach Spencer’s 2-yard interception […] [Read More]

Newtown takes down Bethel

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Newtown made it five-for-five by playing shutdown defense and distributing the rock on offense in its 27-7 win at Bethel Friday night. Screens galore According to Newtown quarterback Jacob Burden, he and his Nighthawks had yet to dial up a screen pass all season. Until Friday in Bethel. All three of Burden’s touchdowns came on […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC
Guide to the Games

Guide to the Games: Week 5

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FRIDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-1) at Wilton (3-1) 6 p.m.: The Cadets hoping to rebound after a collapse at Darien last week, visit a surprising Warriors team. Greenwich (1-3) at Norwalk (1-3) 7 p.m.: The Cardinals road to redemption and possibly a Class LL playoff spot began last week. New Canaan […] [Read More]
Elite 8

Elite 8 Week 5: New Canaan, Darien, Ansonia on top

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Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the top regional high school football programs: 1. NEW CANAAN (65 points, 5 first-place votes) (4-0 record): A few too many penalties, but otherwise a nice win at Warde. 2. DARIEN (64, 2) (4-0): Overcame a 17-0 deficit in the second half to beat St. Joseph. 3. ANSONIA (56, 1) (4-0): […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC , Elite 8 , FCIAC , NVL , SCC | More
Shelton QB  Mark Piccirillo.

Top performers: Week 4 review

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Offense Jai’Quan McKnight and Tajik Bagley, Ansonia: QB McKnight rushed for 2 TDs and threw for another in a 43-8 defeat of Seymour. Bagley rushed for 154 and 3 TDs in the first half. Tim Graham, Darien: QB tossed TD passes of 33 yards to Todd Herger and 35 yards to Colin Minicus as the […] [Read More]

New Fairfield dominates Bethel

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New Fairfield cruised to a 42-0 home shutout of Bethel Thursday night, snapping a two-game losing streak and knocking the Wildcats from the ranks of the unbeaten. Starting fast An efficient eight-play, 66-yard drive was just what the doctor ordered for New Fairfield to start the night. The Rebels, which lost two tough games against […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC
Seymour's Joey Salemme breaks free for a touchdown during last season's meeting with Ansonia.

Guide To The Games: Week 4

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THURSDAY FCIAC | By Scott Ericson St. Joseph (3-0) at Darien (3-0) 3 p.m.: Game of the week with the winner getting an inside track to FCIAC Championship game. Fairfield Ludlowe (2-1) at  Harding (1-2) 3:30 p.m.: Falcons look to avoid losing two straight to Bridgeport schools. Danbury (2-1) at Bridgeport Central (1-2) 6 p.m.: […] [Read More]
Elite 8

Elite 8 Week 4: New Canaan, Darien are 1-2

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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 (3-0) (64 points, 5 first-place votes): Heck of an achievement for Lou Marinelli, notching career win No. 300 2. DARIEN (3-0) (64, 2): Blue Wave look as good as advertised 3. ANSONIA (3-0) (49, 1): Chargers […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC

Top performers: Week 3 review

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Mykel Morris, Central: Accounted for an astounding 505 yards in 24-21 comeback victory over Ludlowe, the Hilltoppers’ first win. Ran 22 times for 285 yards and 3 TDs, including scoring runs of 10 and 79 yards, and completed 7-of-14 passes for 220 yards. Tyler Bailey, Ansonia: 5 TDs — 4 runs from scrimmage, the 5th […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, NVL, SCC, SWC