Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
St Joseph's Shane Miller (88) is congratulated by teammate Darren Jasckson (8) after scoring one of his four touchdowns against Ledyard. (Mike Ross/For Hearst Newspapers)

St. Joseph lights up the scoreboard against Ledyard

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St. Joseph running back Mufasha Abdul Basir called his team’s 808-yard, 84-point outburst Tuesday a “good” offensive day. That most certainly is an understatement. The Cadets scored touchdowns on 13 of their 14 possessions in an 84-49 rout of No.7 Ledyard in the Class M state quarterfinals at Trumbull High. Five different players scored touchdowns […] [Read More]
New Canaan's Zachary Allen (# 44) pressures Farmington quarterback Jeremy Buck.
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New Canaan back in form

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I thought Farmington could hang with New Canaan. I was wrong. The Indians had no chance in this game and that was apparent from the opening kickoff. The Rams picked off Farmington on the third play of the game, scored on the next series and rolled from there, winning 46-0. Shockingly, it was the Rams […] [Read More]

Ansonia, Newsome just keep running

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For most of the night the ball belonged to just three Ansonia players. Corey Dzienkiewicz picked it up at center. Once in a while, he sent it back to Tajik Bagley. Most of the time, though, he snapped it to a fellow you may have heard of, one Arkeel Newsome. Loving the Wildcat, Newsome ran […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, NVL, State Playoffs

Darien earns top seed in Class L state tournament after Turkey Bowl win over New Canaan

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Turkey Bowl XX between Darien and New Canaan lived up to the hype and then some, as a pass breakup by Darien’s Griffin Ross on the final play from scrimmage in the Darien end zone preserved the 28-24 win for the Blue Wave, their second straight over the Rams.   Wyper uses his legs: Darien […] [Read More]
Categories: Connecticut, FCIAC

Top performances: The Thanksgiving edition

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GUNSLINGERS Adam Wojenski, Bunnell QB: Sophomore, who had taken one snap all season, entered the Bulldogs’ 12-10 victory over Stratford in the fourth quarter and directed the game-winning drive. He completed 4 of 5 passes for 50 yards, culminating in a 3-yard TD pass to Devante Teel with 3 minutes left. BULLDOZERS Arkeel Newsome, Ansonia […] [Read More]

Elite 8: Ansonia the new No. 1; Newtown No. 2

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Hearst Connecticut’s sports staff rates the top regional high school football programs (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. Ansonia (12-0) (5): No. 1 team in the state is seeded second in Class S playoffs. 2. Newtown (12-0) (3): The top seed in LL hosts Ridgefield. 3. New Canaan (11-1): Rams 9 yards away from unbeaten season. […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC , Elite 8 , FCIAC , NVL , SCC | More

HS Football Playoff Power Poll

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  CIAC FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Quarterfinals, 6:30 TUESDAY DEC. 3   CLASS LL   No. 8 Ridgefield 9-2 at No. 1 Newtown 11-0 No. 7 Fairfield Prep 9-2 at No. 2 Glastonbury 10-1 No. 6 West Haven 9-2 at No. 3 Hall 9-1 No. 5 NFA 8-2 at No. 4 Southington 9-1   CLASS  L   […] [Read More]

Barlow runs triple-option to perfection

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The funny thing about the triple-option offense, when it is run properly and with talented personnel, is that there always seems to be room to run for somebody coming out of the backfield. It’s difficult to defend against everyone at the same time, so opposing defenses are forced to pick their poison. Barlow has run […] [Read More]