Connecticut High School Football

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

Get ready for some football. Finally

After four time changes and three cancellations, the Class LL final between Fairfield Prep and Southington is ready to kick off. Finally. The game that was originally scheduled for last Saturday night at Central Connecticut State, then moved up five hours, then pushed to Sunday, then pushed to Monday — all because of the weekend […] [Read More]
New Canaan WR Alex LaPolice.

Vote: Who’s No. 1: Ansonia or New Canaan?

New Canaan LB Michael Root. Just as his jersey says, the Rams are No. 1. (Bob Luckey/Staff photographer)

The case for New Canaan

The Class L champion New Canaan Rams are the best football team in Connecticut. It’s been the great debate all season long: New Canaan vs. Ansonia. Ansonia vs. New Canaan. Who is more deserving of being No. 1? When the Rams beat St. Joseph on Nov. 1, they leapfrogged Ansonia into the top spot in […] [Read More]
Like Jaiquan McKnight's jersey says, Ansonia is No. 1 (MIke Ross/For Hearst Newspapers)

The case for Ansonia

BY GINO MORETTI The Ansonia Chargers are the best football team on Connecticut. While I can understand the argument for New Canaan being voted the top team, having beaten Class M St. Joseph twice and playing a tougher schedule, here’s my take on it and it’s pretty simple. Look no further than the college football […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, NVL, State Polls

LL state final postponed again…and again

UPDATE: The Class LL championship has been postponed yet again and rescheduled for Thursday at 6:35 p.m. at West Haven. The CIAC said that the latest date the final can be played is Friday. If it’s not, co-champions will be declared. SUNDAY: The Class LL championship between No. 4 Southington (11-1) and No. 7 Fairfield […] [Read More]
St. Joseph's Christopher Taylor 

Reaction: St. Joseph’s crushes Brookfield, 54-16, in Class M Final

St. Joseph capped a ridiculous 200-point Class M playoff run with a 54-16 demolishing of Brookfield. Some postgame thoughts from Arute Field:  St. Joseph’s running back Mufasha Abdul Basir dedicated the game (a 220-yard, 3-touchdown performance) to the victims of Sandy Hook. He had “Newtown” written on his gloves. Basir’s English teacher, Kathleen Cardillo, is […] [Read More]
St Joseph's Mufasha Abdul Basir (6) runs through a gaping hole opened up by the Cadets' massive offensive line. (H. John Voorhees III/For Hearst newspapers)

St. Joe’s offensive line plows a path through the snow

More often than not, if a football team is running the ball effectively, it’s because its offensive line is winning the battle at the line of scrimmage. Such was the case in St. Joseph’s 54-16 victory over Brookfield in the Class M state title game Saturday. The Cadets’ front five is big and athletic, and […] [Read More]
Nick Cacione slides in the end zone after scoring.
Photot/ Autumn Driscoll

Let it snow: New Canaan wins Class L title

What a day at Boyle Stadium. Woke up this morning with snow on the window and the dreadful feeling that they may not play the Class L championship game. What a shame that would have been. Boyle was not full and nowhere near the 10,000 that packed it on Thanksgiving in 2008 but both bleachers […] [Read More]