Connecticut High School Football

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

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]

New Canaan and Staples gear up for ‘donnybrook’

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GAME OF THE WEEK New Canaan (6-0) at Staples (5-1) Friday at 7pm.  This game is huge and one that Rams coach Lou Marinelli said “will be a donnybrook.” I’m sure those same words were uttered by many before New Canaan’s match-ups against Hand and Greenwich and they turned out to be laughers. The Rams […] [Read More]

Week 7 Guide to the Games

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Friday FCIAC | By Scott Ericson Bassick (1-4) at Stamford (0-6) 6: If Cam Webb returns from injury Black Knights have chance to pick up their first win. Central (0-6) at Norwalk (2-4) 7: Bears looking to get back on track after a couple of tough weeks. Harding (2-4) at Danbury (2-4) 7: Hatters improving, […] [Read More]

Week 6 wrapup

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Some big time wins for teams, some really high scores and the NVL-SWC Crossover games highlighted a busy week 6. Here are the games covered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers with links to all the stories. THURSDAY NVL-SWC Crossover Brookfield 49 Wilby 14 Bobcats opened the NVL-SWC Crossover weekend with a resounding win. Ansonia 56 Masuk […] [Read More]

Brotherly QB “controversy” fuels Bethel resurgence

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In recent weeks, Bethel senior quarterback Joey Piatnik has yielded the occasional snap to his younger, brother, Jared. Though Joey doesn’t retreat to the sideline; he stands in at tailback, resulting in some brotherly hand-offs that are stirring memories of the backyard.  “It’s crazy,” Joey said. “It’s something I only imagined, being right next to him […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

Ansonia steamrolls Masuk behind Newsome

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What a night. What a performance. At times, Arkeel Newsome seemed simply unstoppable. He rushed for 396 yards and six touchdowns — all on just 26 carries — as No. 1 Ansonia steamrolled Masuk, 56-21 on Thursday at Nolan Field. And by the time the night was over, he had claimed ownership of the state’s […] [Read More]

Week 6 Guide to the Games

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THURSDAY  NVL-SWC Crossover | By Gene Moretti & Rich Gregory Masuk (4-1) at Ansonia (5-0), Thursday, 6:30: Well, Masuk got caught looking ahead in loss to Pomperaug last week. Now Panthers get to see if Arkeel Newsome and Ansonia for real. Brookfield (4-1) at Wilby (3-2), 6 pm: Both teams have only lost to quality […] [Read More]

Underdog an unfamiliar role for Masuk

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For years, Masuk lived life as the favorite, the team that nobody wanted to play. Stars like quarterback Casey Cochran and wide reciever Thomas Milone left opposing defensive coordinators with plenty of headaches and few answers. Now, the Panthers are 4-1 — coming off a 35-32 loss to Pomperaug — and are unranked in the […] [Read More]

Elite 8: New Canaan stays on top

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Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs:   1. New Canaan (5-0): Maybe a team from Massachusetts can slow down the Rams? 2. Ansonia (5-0): Chargers facing their toughest test thus far in Masuk. 3. St. Joseph (5-0): Bassick in the line of fire this week. 4. Newtown (5-0): Nighthawks […] [Read More]