Connecticut High School Football

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

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]
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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]

Coaches and Media polls week 2

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Any first place votes in parentheses The Day of New London Coaches Poll T1. Ansonia  (6) 2-0 T1. New Canaan (5) 2-0 3. NFA (2) 1-0 4. St. Joseph 2-0 5. Southington 2-0 6. North Haven 2-0 7. Darien 2-0 8. Middletown 2-0 T9. Shelton 2-0 T9. Windsor 2-0   New Haven Register Media Poll […] [Read More]

Wild week 2 wrap up

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Week 2 of the regional high school football season was, in a word, wild. The No. 1 team in the state, Xavier, lost to North Haven, Darien thumped Greenwich, St. Joe’s beat Fairfield Prep on a Hail Mary, Newtown won an emotional home opener and Hand won in the final seconds against Hillhouse. Here are […] [Read More]

Newtown wins on emotional night

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The game was a little too close for Newtown High coach Steve George’s liking, so much so that he wondered if a pregame pep talk had given the Nighthawks the wrong idea. “I thought they misinterpreted me,” George said. “I wanted to give (the fans) something to cheer about. But I would have liked it to […] [Read More]
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