Connecticut High School Football

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

Newtown-Masuk rescheduled for Tuesday

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Newtown at Masuk — previously scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. — has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m., Nighthawks coach Steve George tweeted. Wednesday’s forecast calls for an 100 percent chance of rain with high winds, according to weather.com. Fresh off its second straight SWC title — a 28-7 win over Brookfield on Thursday […] [Read More]

Top performances: League championship version

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The top 3 teams in the Hearst Connecticut Elite 8 all won their respective league championships last week — No. 3 Newtown over No. 6 Brookfield 28-7 in the SWC, No. 2 Ansonia over Woodland 48-7 in the NVL and No. 1 New Canaan over No. 4 St. Joseph 31-20. Here are the stars of […] [Read More]

Danbury’s ‘Speedy’ Harrington earns All-Conference honors at Post University

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WATERBURY — Former Danbury High star running back “Speedy” James Harrington, now a sophomore standout on the Post University sprint football team, earned first-team All-Conference honors in the Collegiate Sprint Football League, the university announced in a press release. Harrington led the conference in rushing with 790 yards and seven touchdowns. He broke the single-game […] [Read More]

New Canaan wins 8th FCIAC crown

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It was not easy, mostly by their own doing, but the No. 1 New Canaan Rams defeated St. Joseph 31-20, claiming their 8th FCIAC Championship. The Rams could have pulled away sooner but twice fumbled inside the 10-yard line when they seemed destined for 6 points. The fumble before halftime would certainly have had people […] [Read More]

Preparation for Warde-Ludlowe Thanksgiving showdown

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It’s been 40 years since I spent this much time on a high school football practice field, dating back to my days as a reserve on the Wilton High School football team for my senior year in 1973. As a reporter, covering high school football on and off beginning in 1979, I’ve been to practices […] [Read More]

SWC finalists face big Thanksgiving tests

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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 holiday letdown, not with state playoff implications hanging in the balance. Undefeated Newtown (11-0) – with its second consecutive SWC crown firmly […] [Read More]

Ansonia wins another NVL title; looks toward ‘new season’

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Ansonia notched win No. 39 in a row in a 48-7 rout of Woodland on Wednesday. It notched NVL title No. 3 in a row, as well. Thanks to 222 rushing yards and five touchdowns — four rushing and one receiving — by tailback Arkeel Newsome, the Chargers shredded Woodland’s defense. They led 28-0 at […] [Read More]

Newtown football: All for one and one for 26

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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 football team, undefeated going into Thursday’s SWC championship game, has helped bring some joy to a special place that was ripped apart by […] [Read More]