Connecticut High School Football

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

Video: New Canaan beats Wethersfield in Class L LARGE semi

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]
New Canaan's Alex LaPolice tries to break free from a Darien defender in the Blue Wave's 28-21 overtime win on Thanksgiving (Photo by Lindsey Perry).

Thanksgiving: What’s hot, what’s not?

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WHAT’S HOT FITTING GOODBYE, IF SO: The FCIAC is reportedly weighing the possibility of eliminating its championship game, much like the neighboring NVL and SWC have. Taking the jam-packed schedules that many teams play into account, it’s understandable that the safety-minded leagues want to eliminate games. But, after watching Darien edge New Canaan in an […] [Read More]

Top performers: Thanksgiving edition

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Offense Mufasha Abdul Basir and Lars Pedersen, St. Joseph: Rushed 22 times for 223 yards and 3 TDs in a 49-30 win over Trumbull.Pedersen caught 7 passes for 161 yards and 2 TDs. Also rushed for 66 yards and 1 score. Peter Lummis, Weston: Ran for 3 TDs (3, 55 and 54 yards) and passed […] [Read More]

Abbott Tech/Immaculate makes tremendous strides in first season as co-op

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The state tournament would have been awesome, a bonus of sorts at the end of what has truly been a rags-to-riches season for the Abbott Tech/Immaculate football team. It didn’t happen – the United missed qualifying for the eight-team Class M state tournament by only 10 points – but the simple fact that the United […] [Read More]