Connecticut High School Football

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

Newtown holds off Brookfield to remain undefeated

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Unbeaten Newtown dealt Brookfield its first loss of the season, controlling the game with a strong running attack, as Jaret Devellis led the way with 116 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown in the 21-14 win. Unique formation On several occasions, Newtown quarterback Jacob Burden lined up in the shotgun surrounded by all three […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

New Canaan overcomes slow start to coast past Staples

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It was a contrast of styles on Friday night at Dunning Field as the up-tempo, passing attack of New Canaan took on the grinding, zone-read based rushing attack of Staples. The Wreckers managed to slow the pace down early, but couldn’t keep New Canaan down for four quarters as the Rams prevailed 35-2 to improve […] [Read More]

Live updates: HS football week 7

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Get live updates from around the league and join the conversation by tweeting with #cthsfb. [Read More]
Newtown's Jared Pearson, left, and Brookfield's Bobby Drysdale, right, lead their teams into Friday's SWC championship rematch.

Week 7 Guide to the Games: Brookfield, Newtown meet in SWC remacth

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FRIDAY CSC | By Doug Bonjour Bullard Havens (4-2) at Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin (3-3) 6 p.m. (at Palmer Field): Tigers beat previously unbeaten Prince Tech last week for their fourth straight win. O’Brien Tech (0-6) at Cheney Tech (5-1) 6 p.m.: Schedule doesn’t get any easier for the winless Condors. Their next two opponents are a […] [Read More]
Newtwon's Tim Krapf (44) and Jared Pearson (7) celebrate during their win over Ansonia. Newtown, No. 3 in the Elite 8, faces No. 5 Brookfield in a rematch of the SWC championship. (Tyler Sizemore/Staff photographer)

Elite 8 Week 7: New Canaan, Darien remain on top

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Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the top high school football programs in the region: 1. NEW CANAAN (5-0 record) (59 points, 4 first-place votes): Rams remain in top spot after a bye. 2. DARIEN (6-0) (59, 3): Blue Wave visits 0-6 Ridgefield next. That could get ugly. 3. NEWTOWN (6-0) (49, 1): The Nighthawks beat ‘The […] [Read More]
The Blue and Gold Stadium scoreboard says it all in Newtown's 14-8 win over Ansonia on Friday. (Photo by Tyler Sizemore)

Week 6: What’s hot, what’s not?

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WHAT’S HOT OWN THE NIGHT(HAWKS): If there was ever a time to take Newtown seriously, it’s now. The Nighthawks didn’t shy away from the spotlight against Ansonia on Friday. Instead, they embraced it. They weren’t fazed by Ansonia’s mystique. The Nighthawks outmuscled the Chargers on their way to program-defining 14-8 win at Blue and Gold […] [Read More]
Newtown's Jaret DeVellis stiff arms Ansonia's Witold Gul during Friday's win by the Nighthawks.

Top performers: Week 6 in review

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OFFENSE Jaret DeVellis, Newtown: Rushed for 146 yards on 19 carries as the Nighthawks beat Ansonia 14-8 oto snap the Chargers’ 48-game winning streak. Tyler Hansen, New Milford: 11 completions for 215 yards and 4 TDs and a 28-yard run for another score in 48-8 rout of Kennedy. Mark Piccirillo, Shelton: Threw 3 TDs (37, […] [Read More]

Capital Prep pulls away to take down Abbott Tech-Immaculate

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A dominant second half paved the way for Capital Prep to claim a 43-14 victory over Abbott Tech-Immaculate Saturday night. Capital Prep’s defense pitched a second half shutout, and its offense Wearing them down With less than a minute left in the half, Abbott Tech-Immaculate scored what looked to be a potential tide-turning touchdown on […] [Read More]
Categories: CSC