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Thanksgiving: It’s a wrap

What a great day of football Thanksgiving in Southwest Connecticut turned out to be. From Prep’s comeback win to clinch a playoff berth to Darien’s dramatic win over No. 1 New Canaan to Bethel beating

Bethel shuts out Brookfield, clinches Class M playoff berth

The Gavel-Swanson Cup is staying in Bethel, and the Wildcats are headed to the state playoffs. For the third straight year, Bethel beat Brookfield on Thanksgiving Day. And for the third time in coach

The Burning Of The Shoe

The burning of the shoe. Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on

Thanksgiving Guide to the Games

Tuesday  SWC Oxford 28, Pomperaug 12: Steve Pearson scores two touchdowns as Wolverines exit SWC on a high note. Newtown 42, Masuk 7: Undefeated Nighthawks roll behind 256 yards, 5 TDs from Cooper

SWC finalists face big Thanksgiving tests

Now that the South-West Conference championship game is in the books, we can turn our attention to the next big day on the football calendar: Thanksgiving. And neither SWC finalist can afford a

Newtown football: All for one and one for 26

Football is merely a game, but it’s a powerful one, capable of bringing an entire community together and providing some relief for those still dealing with mind-numbing pain. The Newtown High School

Elite 8: New Canaan near unanimous No. 1, Ridgefield makes first appearance

  Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (records, first-place votes in parentheses): 1. New Canaan (10-0) (9): Rams have rematch with St. Joseph

HS Football Power Poll


Elite 8: New Canaan, Ansonia, Newtown on top; Brookfield breaks through

Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. NEW CANAAN (10-0) (9): Rams roll to 52-3 win over Trinity Catholic minus

Bobby Drysdale: The next big thing?

Nine games doesn’t make a career, but it can help cement a reputation. Bobby Drysdale of Brookfield High School  has quickly made a name for himself, rushing for 1,518 yards and 22 touchdowns. “We