Connecticut High School Football

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

Top performers: Playoff semifinals edition

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

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

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]

Video: New Canaan beats Wethersfield in Class L LARGE semi

New Canaan withstood a second half rally, beating Wethersfield 27-14 in the Class L LARGE semifinals at Dunning Field Saturday. The Rams now face rival Darien in the championship game next week.   [Read More]

Kanios’ return sparks Shelton; Hoff hurt

Thanks to five Mark Piccirillo touchdown passes, unbeaten Shelton crushed Hall 42-14 in the Class LL Small semifinals Saturday at Finn Stadium. Three of those scores went to speedy junior Chris Kanios, who returned after missing five weeks with a collarbone injury. “Weeks and weeks of therapy, frustration, and just watching these kids play, I wanted […] [Read More]

Xavier edges Newtown for a return trip to Class LL final

Locked in a tight game late in the fourth quarter of its 13-7 win over Newtown in the Class LL-Small Division semifinals, Xavier coach Sean Marinan faced a crucial decision. The Falcons led 13-7 in the fourth quarter and had the football inside the Newtown 10-yard line. On 4th-and-5, Marinan debated kicking a field goal […] [Read More]

Live updates: HS football semifinals

Semifinals LL Large No. 4 Glastonbury (8-3) at No. 1 Southington (10-0), 2 No. 3 New Britain (8-3) at No. 2 Norwich Free Academy (7-3), 2:30 LL Small No. 4 Xavier (7-3) at No. 1 Newtown (12-0), 2 No. 3 Hall (8-2) at No. 2 Shelton (11-0), 2 L Large No. 4 Naugatuck (9-2) at […] [Read More]
Zach Allen slides into the end zone during last year's Class L championship game.

New Canaan’s Zach Allen named 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year

Defensive end/tight end Zach Allen of New Canaan has bee named the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Connecticut. “It is really a testament to what everyone has done for me in this town,” Allen said. “The team has put me in the best position to succeed and I have to […] [Read More]