Connecticut High School Football

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

Barlow’s Juan Gomez gives Falcons surprise weapon in kicking game

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If 4-1 Barlow is on your radar, then you’re likely already aware of senior quarterback Jack Shaban, who’s in his second year running the triple-option to perfection. The Falcons’ newest weapon, however, remains a mystery — even to coach Rob Tynan. As the story goes, the Falcons were about to break camp when Juan Gomez, […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

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]

Barlow’s Shaban and Newtown’s Tarantino turn in SWC quarterback duel for the ages

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It was atypical of a shootout in that one of its participants wasn’t all that interested in throwing the football. But make no mistake: the quarterbacking showdown between Newtown’s Drew Tarantino and Barlow’s Jack Shaban — both seniors, both leading undefeated teams — was a classic. As you can read about here, Tarantino’s Nighthawks escaped with […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

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]

Masuk rolls to 3-0 start with rout of Bunnell

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Despite turning the ball over on its first two possessions Friday, Masuk bounced back to do what it’s done almost all season: score, and score some more. With a dynamite performance from senior wide receiver PJ Kokkoros, the Panthers rolled to a 44-20 win over visiting Bunnell to start 3-0 on the season. Stunningly, it […] [Read More]

Notes and quotes from Newtown-Brookfield, a matchup of unbeatens

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In their most complete performance to date, the reigning SWC champs from Newtown throttled previously unbeaten Brookfield, 35-7, matching the score in last year’s meeting, which played out similarly. Here are some takeaways from an early matchup of unbeaten SWC squads: Newtown’s left-handed senior quarterback, Drew Tarantino, is in complete control. Unofficially, Tarantino passed for […] [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]