Connecticut High School Football

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

First a national championship, now a state championship for Brookfield

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Brookfield High defensive coordinator Bob Drysdale had seen a celebration like this before from this same group of kids. Only, it wasn’t a state championship they were celebrating, but a Pop Warner national championship. Drysdale was the head coach of the Brookfield team which captured the 2011 Pop Warner Midget National Championship. That team was […] [Read More]

St. Joseph tops Ledyard to win second straight state title

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Mufasha Abdulbasir and Lars Pedersen each scored a pair of touchdowns as St. Joseph ran away with the Class M-Small championship, besting Ledyard 37-7. Turnover on downs Ledyard had a strong finish to the second quarter after finding some rhythm on offense. Ledyard scored a touchdown with 1:20 to go in the half, and prevented […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, FCIAC, State Playoffs
New Canaan celebrates its win over Darien, during Class L State Championship football at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven on Saturday Dec. 13, 2014. New Canaan beat Darien 21-20.

Video: New Canaan rallies over Darien for L-LARGE crown

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New Canaan came back from 20-7 down, defeating rival Darien in the Class L-LARGE Championship game at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. Anthony Parelli has the game story on the 21-20 Rams victory. You can also check out the 2-minute drill breaking down the key points and stats of the game. And a column […] [Read More]

Brookfield captures Class M-Large championship by blanking Berlin

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The Class M-Large championship belongs to Brookfield, which pitched a 14-0 shutout against Berlin Thursday evening at New Britain’s Willowbrook Park.   Brookfield defense There’s really nowhere else to start. The Bobcats swarmed from start to finish, racking up nine sacks, including four by Bobby Drysdale and three from Nick Seis. “(Bobby Drysdale) is a […] [Read More]
Categories: CIAC, State Playoffs, SWC

Live updates: HS football championships

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Follow all the action from this weekend’s state championship games and see who walks away with the trophy.   SATURDAY DEC. 13 CLASS LL-Large at Willowbrook No. 2 NFA (8-2) vs. No. 1 Southington (11-0), 6 CLASS LL-Small at West Haven No. 4 Xavier (8-3) vs. No. 2 Shelton (12-0), 2:30 CLASS L-Large at West […] [Read More]

Top performers: Playoff semifinals edition

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Mufasha Abdul Basir, and Corey Babineau, St. Joseph: Basir rushed for 181 yards and scored 3 TDs in 55-6 rout of Ellington/Somers in the Class M Small semifinals. Basir pushed his season total to 2,131 yards and 20 TDs. Babineau, a soph QB, provided a nice air complement with 3 TD passes (19 and 55 […] [Read More]
Shelby Grant rushed for two touchdowns in Darien's 42-12 win vs. Naugatuck. Bob Luckey photo

Darien upends Naugatuck, advances to L Large final

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Peter Archey and Shelby Grant combined for almost 200 yards rushing, Tim Graham consistently completed key passes when needed and Darien’s defense was as strong as usual in an impressive 42-12 triumph against visiting Naugatuck in the Class L Large School Tournament semifinals Saturday. Yes, the Blue Wave had everything working Saturday – nine days […] [Read More]

Brookfield, Berlin set to clash in Class M-Large Division state final

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The only team standing between the Brookfield High football team and its first state championship since 2008 is Berlin, which, while Brookfield was busy pounding New London 46-14 in the Class M-Large Division semifinals, was taking care of its own business in a 49-6 victory over Cheney Tech on Saturday. Brookfield and Berlin will meet […] [Read More]